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26/27.04.2014LISBON / PORTUGAL
EDITING WORKSHOP SOLD OUT

Tariq Anwar is an Indian born British editor that in the last 30 years built up an impressive career that led him to no less than two Oscar Nominations, two BAFTA prizes and one European film award. We can safely say Tariq Anwar is one of the greatest film editors in activity. He started out in television in the editing department of the legendary Dr. Who series in the seventies. Since then he achieved some of his highest moments working alongside Sam Mendes in films such as American Beauty (where his amazing edit awarded with an Oscar Nomination) and Revolutionary Road. Tariq is well known for his great work in Tom Hooper´s The Kings Speech (where he was awarded with an Oscar Nomination) , Nicholas Hytner´s Madness of King George, Robert De Niro´sThe Good Shepperd and Franco Zefirelli´s Tea with Mussolini. Tariq has more than 65 editing credits, such as “The Crucible” by Nicholas Hyter starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Rider, Under Suspicion starring Liam Neeson, Ian Softly’s “The Wings of Dove” and “The Object of My Affection”, Jessica Lange “Cousin Bette”, “Focus” with William H Macy and Laura Dern, Christine Jeffs “Sylvia” with Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig, F Gary Gray’s “Law Abiding Citizen” with Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx. Most recently he achieved great success in Mike Newell´s Great Expectations. Anwar´s filmography speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. SCHEDULE AND WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION It is important to note that this will not be a workshop to teach you edit with any specific software, but instead it will enhance your capacity to edit in your mind, before you actually use your tool. It is about your decision, your choices and your options as an editor. Day one Morning Introduction of the participants and the experts, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Tariq Anwar, analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works, as well as getting into on what was behind of some of his editing. He will focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and his best processes. Afternoon The participants will be given footage to work on, the footage that will consist of several shots and will be equal to all participants. After going through the footage as a group everyone will start editing by themselves, with the help of Tariq Anwar as adviser giving you insight on problems you may face. Day Two Morning The participants will continue editing the footage, with one on one advice. You can also ask advice for your own situations you faced on your professional life. Afternoon The editing should be completed, and all participants will show their work, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Tariq Anwar will give his insight on each edited version of the film. The participants should at the end be self-conscious of their editing choices, as well as aware of the other options taken by the other participants. In this session there will also be an insight on how the industry works and how to develop a career in the area. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Editors, Directors, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Editing By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:
03/04.05.2014LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

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PETER WEBBER is without a doubt one of the greatest British Film Directors in activity. Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth, marked Webber’s feature film debut in a most impressive way. The film has received numerous accolades including 3 Academy Award Nominations, 2 Golden Globe Nominations, 10 BAFTA Award Nominations and many others. Webber was then tapped by Dino de Laurentis to direct “Hannibal Rising”. Based on Thomas Harris’ upcoming new book of the same name, and starring Gaspard Ulliel, Li Gong and Anthony Hopkins, Peter has recently releases a new Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox. Peter Webber started his career with his short film, The Zebra Man, straight out of film school a film about sideshow performer Horace Ridler starring Minnie Driver. He then worked as a film editor, beginning his association with Girl with a Pearl Earring producers Andy Paterson and Anand Tucker on Tucker’s drama debut, Saint-Ex, starring Miranda Richardson and Bruno Ganz. Peter Weber\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Film Directing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Peter Webber, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will be: THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Industry – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches The writer/director conundrum The genius myth Understanding your abilities GETTING THERE Looking at the steps before you go into production The development process Raising finance Producers and writers Hollywood versus Europe Agents/managers/lawyers The One Hour Meeting PREPPING Aesthetic overview – the look and the story Crewing up Casting and auditioning Location hunting Rehearsing/working with actors before the shoot Storyboarding How to work with: Art department Costume Camera Assistant directors Planning for Digital VFX SHOOTING The politics – picking your battles The fear Planning your day Blocking the scene Shotlists Storyboards on set Shooting strategy Blocking the scene The Master shot trap The second unit POST PRODUCTION Working with an editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Test screenings ADR Sound Design Grading The final sound mix Test screenings INTO THE WORLD Film Festivals The Press The Internet and Social Media WORKSHOP LOCATION UCL, University College of London, Philip Ulman Wing, London UK PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing. 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 3-4 May 2014 Location: London Price: 349.99 GBP Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions SOLD OUT

10/11.05.2014344 West 38th New York USA
ACTING WORKSHOP

Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on “The Fighter” Melissa will surely be one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most awarded actresses in activity. Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (best supporting actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce. Leos breakthrough role came in 1993, when she began playing Detective Sergeant Kay Howard on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street. Melissa rose back to prominence with an impressive performance as a wife of an addict in the 2003 film 21 Grams. Her role garnered an award nomination for best supporting actress from the L.A. Film Critics Association. Many film opportunities followed, including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) with Tommy Lee Jones, Hollywood Dreams (2006) and Black Irish (2007). Leo went on to win acclaim for her performance as a struggling mother in the heralded film Frozen River (2008), most notably Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations—all in the best actress category. More films followed, including Everybodys Fine (2009) with Robert DeNiro, Conviction (2010) with Hilary Swank and The Fighter (2010) with Mark Wahlberg. In the latter film, she garnered wide acclaim for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, both in the best supporting actress category. Moving back to TV in 2011, Leo showcased her talent in the HBO series Mildred Pierce, starring alongside Kate Winslet; she earned an Emmy nomination (outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie) for her role as Lucy Gessler in the series. Leo went on to work on several projects, including “Oblivion” (2013), with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, which show us Melissa in a different genre, but always keeping it faithful to her choice for strong and captivating women, who immediately jump from the screen. Also in 2013 Melissa Leo went on working in The Butler, also featuring Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda and Oprah Winfrey. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the sitcom Louie. Later in 2013 she premiered her most recent film the highly praised “Prisioners” starring along with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, she wll also soon premier the film “The Equalizer” alongside Denzel Washington and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” alongside Robin Williams. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION This 2 days acting Workshop with Melissa Leo is an one of a kind opportunity for those who are serious in acting as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera. In this two-day intensive course, you will learn from the experience of Melissa Leo who will introduce you to the several techniques she uses in acting for screen, while giving you an insight into what goes on behind the camera. By the end of the workshop you should have a clearer insight on: - Confidence in acting for the screen - Have an understanding of how to use voice and movement effectively - Gain a clear understanding of key methodologies - Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of the film industry - Have clear career goals and the confidence to pursue them - The Do’s & Don’ts of the Audition Process - Recognize the importance of the actor/director relationship - Effectively breakdown and analyze every scene in your script Participants should also bring one scene, and one monologue to work on specific. In this small group interaction is done on a great level, real life problems of actors will be addressed by Melissa Leo, at the end of the last day you will also be able to discuss problems you faced in your own career and ask for feedback from Melissa Leo. WORKSHOP LOCATION Penny Templeton Studio 344 West 38th St., Suite 204, New York PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed for actors who are serious about their career, or prospective actors who seriously want to enter the film business By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:
08/09.02.2014BERLIN / GERMANY
LAST PLACES WITH 20% DISCOUNT 296 Euros Per Person (Old Price 369) Special Effects, Prosthetics, Make up and Mould Workshop

Colin Arthur is a living-legend of Special Effects! In the 1960’s he was to assistant Ray Harryhausen with his stop-motion model animation movies like the Sinbad films and the original Clash of the Titans! He also created Falkor and other creatures for Never Ending Story. One of the highlights of his career is without a doubt his work with Stanley Kubrick in 2001: A Space Odyssey, where he was responsible together with Stuart Freeborn for the development and production of the Ape masks in the Dawn of Man sequence. Colin also worked with John Millius in Conan, The Barbarian. More recently he and his team at Dream Factory were involved with films such as Open Your Eyes (Abre los Ojos), Sexy Beast and Talk to Her (Habla con Ella). Colin Arthur applies his knowledge of electronics, mechanical and hydraulic engineering together with sculpture and make up artistry to convey levels of creativity and emotion in fantasy as well as the more realistic. His achievements in the industry have gained Academy Awards and nominations, Goya Award, Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival for best special effects, Emmy award for special Make-up, and recognition at the New York Producers Festival, among others. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is to Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Film Students, Make-up Artists, Sculptors, Decorative Artists, Prop makers Art Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND DESCRIPTION Day one 8 February Morning Introduction of the participants to Colin and his work, with clips from films and commercial projects. The participants will then be shown various aspects of his work throughout the decades, analysing the evolution and development of both these and some career choices that have endured and served him well. A wealth of anecdotes from the industry, the vital links between directors and the creative teams, the technicians, the actors and the broad spectrum of knowledge required to deliver SFX both creatively and technically. “The impossible we can do, miracles take a little longer”! Afternoon The participants will be given the option to work on filling moldes with different materials, prosthetics, or make-up in preparation for filming a short sequence. They will be given short tutorials on these subjects and start developing the work under supervision. The class will be divided in two teams, and get an assignment as if they were on a film production. Colin and his wife, Sarah have a wealth of experience on project development from first concepts to the final wrap. Day Two 9 February Morning The participants will continue working on their short effects clips with one to one advice when needed. Afternoon After the projects have been developed and photographed, the whole class will present and discuss their choices and learn from each other’s work. Colin will give a personal assessment. The participants should be conscious of the reasoning behind their technical and creative decisions at all levels as well as developing an understanding of options taken by their fellow participants. Colin will discuss the importance of accurate budgeting as an essential and necessary part of any work, both before commencement and retrospectively and his views on how to evaluate your own assignment in a production. By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:
11/12.01.2014LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM
TECHNIQUES OF DIRECTING ACTORS

Filmmakers often use the element of surprise to direct actors for certain scenes to get authentic emotional responses. The directors of AJAMI based their film entirely on this principal. Unlike other forays into improvisation, AJAMI had a very precise screenplay and a well-constructed plot that demanded precise emotional responses from its actors. The actors ended up acting out a story, without being aware that they were being directed according to a pre-written script. The film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time. This was achieved over specialized workshops, in which the actors were brought to each character’s emotional and psychological state as written in the script. In these workshops, the participants didn’t learn about text, goals, mise-en-scene or acting tricks. The focus was on the psychological journey of the characters through dramatic role-playing. Eventually, each actor deeply identified with his or her character as though the character was an extension of their own personality. When the cameras started rolling, something magical happened – the actors forgot that they were in a fictional situation and their minds believed that what was happening was real. Throughout the 2 days-workshop, participants will learn and experience the technique that Scandar uses during the preparations of his actors as well as during the shoot. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed to Directors, Actors, Film Students. ABOUT SCANDAR COPTI Copti is an Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker born and raised in Yafa. In 2009, his first full-length feature film “Ajami” won the Camera d’Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His film was also nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category and won more than 15 awards worldwide. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI’s education department until November 2011. Currently Copti is developing his next feature film project. REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW: