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05/08.04.2021Online
PRODUCTION DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH LAURENCE BENNETT

ABOUT LAURENCE BENNETT

Laurence Bennett is a production designer with a lifelong achievement; recognition of his work has earned him an Oscar and BAFTA Nomination, as well as winning a Cesar. Laurence Bennett’s feature production design credits include In the Valley of Elah, Freedom Writers, Traitor, The Company you Keep, Dark Places, Above Suspicion, and Academy Award Best Picture Crash (2006 ADG nomination). For 2012 Academy Award Best Picture The Artist he received Oscar, BAFTA, ADG, and BFCA nominations, and was awarded the César by the Académie Des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma. Upcoming features: The Water Man, directed by David Oyelowo; and Dog, directed by Reid Carolin and Channing Tatum. For HBO he designed The Wizard of Lies, directed by Barry Levinson, and the David Simon miniseries Show Me a Hero. Television pilots and series include Grey’s Anatomy, Billions, The Deuce, Once and Again, EZ Streets, Thief, Mr. Sterling, Sneaky Pete, and The Resident. Educated at Occidental College, Los Angeles, and Waseda University, Tokyo, Bennett lived and worked in Ireland for ten years, returning to LA to work in film. In Dublin he painted, and had a design practice, worked in fringe theatre, and was a lecturer at the National College of Art. He and his wife live in Oregon. full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0071879/ Laurence Bennett experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

CHOICES Visualising the narrative ‘We’re building something here… We’re building it from scratch. All the pieces matter.’ Detective Lester Freamon, THE WIRE Every project is unique. But each involves a seemingly endless series of choices. Perhaps the most critical—and sometimes the most difficult—decision, is exactly how to approach its design. Seldom found easily or quickly, the key—the way into the design of a film—is essential. That essential key can inform and shape every subsequent choice throughout the art direction process. The workshop will explore approaches to identifying and working with the essential ideas, emotions, concepts, and imagery that will drive the design. Topics for discussion will include: Finding visual arcs within the story Identifying thematic elements Emotional tones Research Each individual’s distinct path in the business And very importantly, collaboration. Filmmaking is at its core an intimate and collaborative experience. We’ll look at working with others in the team—how open exchange with others enriches one’s work. With the director and DP, the Production Designer shares visual authorship of the work. Beyond that, though—in addition to directing and supervising set dec, props, construction, and paint, the PD and their art director(s) confer and make decisions with many other departments: wardrobe, SPFX, VFX, stunts, sound, etc., from prep through production. Working with the script for a short film, participants will begin this discovery process, researching and assembling (outside online course time) a brief presentation of how the visual arc of the film will reflect, support, and enrich the narrative. A group review/discussion will wrap up the session. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop designed for Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Set Designers, Directors, Art Directors, DP's, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Production Design LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants. - We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants. - We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 10, 11th & 17, 18th April 2021 3PM - 7PM GMT (London) 4PM - 8PM CET (Brussels) 10AM - 1PM EST (New York) 7AM - 11AM PST (Los Angeles) 6PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 10PM - 2AM CST (Beijing) 7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 12th of February) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

10/18.04.2021Online
WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

ABOUT RITESH BATRA

Ritesh Batra is widely known for his debut feature film The Lunchbox a touching portrait of the lunchbox delivery system in Mumbai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Nominated for 33 international awards, the film won the Rail d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, it also won the Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Feature Film in 2014, and a BAFTA in the category “Film Not in the English Language”, in 2015. The Lunchbox has been called the highest grossing foreign film in North America, Europe and Australia for the year of 2014 grossing over 25 Million USD. Ritesh has since directed star-studded films, such as The Sense of an Ending (2017), an adaptation of a Booker Prize-winning novel, with Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling; Our Souls at Night (2017), a romantic drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda; and Photograph (2019). Batra began his career by writing and directing shorts, such as Café Regular, Cairo (2012), which screened at over 40 international film festivals and won over 12 awards, including a FIPRESCI prize. In 2009, his treatment for Story of Ram was selected by the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. He was then made the Time Warner Story Telling Fellow at Sundance Film Festival, and Annenberg Fellow at Sundance Film Academy. Story of Ram would later turn into The Lunchbox. In 2014, Batra founded his own production company: PoeticLicence Motion Pictures. He is currently in pre-production of his next film, Little Bee, billed as drama-thriller about the intersecting lives of a 16-year old Nigerian orphan and a British couple, Julia Roberts is expected to be starring in the lead. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - screenwriting workshop will focus specifically on the skills to create your characters while developing your script and concept. The workshop will demonstrate how films are about relationships, and how the characters arcs transform You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Ritesh Batra, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback in order to solve those problems in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will be: - character introductions - character descriptions - archetypes - protagonists, antagonists, supporting characters - likable and unlikable characters - backstory and relationships - flaws, strengths and vices - clear objectives - unresolved relationships - character arcs and transformation - outer and inner journey / external and internal conflict - wants & needs PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop is designed for Scriptwriters, Writers, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in the area of scriptwriting. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants. - We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants. - We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 10, 11th & 17, 18th April 2021 2PM - 6PM GMT (London) 3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels) 9AM - 12PM EST (New York) 6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles) 5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 9PM - 1AM CST (Beijing) 6:30PM - 10:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 17th of February) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam. REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW:

24/02.05.2021Online
MUSIC COMPOSING FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH GARY YERSHON

ABOUT GARY YERSHON Garyʼs career composing music for drama spans 40 years and encompasses scores for the leading UK theater companies, West End and Broadway productions, radio, television and film. Gary was born in London in 1954. After graduating from Hull University, where he read Music and Drama, he sustained a career as an actor-musician until 1991, when he gave up the limelight to focus primarily on composing. His theater scores include many for the Royal Shakespeare Company (where he is an Associate Artist), the National Theater, West End (including the English-language premieres of Yasmina Reza’s plays Art, The Unexpected Man, Life x 3 and God of Carnage) and Broadway (2009 Drama Desk nomination for The Norman Conquests). In 2016 he became an Associate Artist of the Old Vic Theater Company. His is a regular collaborator of Mike Leigh. Their collaboration began with Topsy-Turvy (1999), on which Gary was musical director. Then came the scores for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), Another Year (2010, gaining Gary a nomination as European Film Award Best Composer), the short film A Running Jump (2012), and Mr Turner (2014), for which Gary was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, Ivor Novello Award, and an ASCAP Composer’s Choice award. In 2018 he finished "Peterloo". He is currently working on Mr Leigh’s latest film. Gary has written for BBC radio since 1979, his first appearances being as a singer-songwriter. Since then he has composed for many plays, including The Odyssey, Gawain and the Green Knight, The Theban Plays, The Winter’s Tale, The Eve of St Agnes, Three Men in a Boat, as well as the 2002 Sony-award winning Autumn Journal. For Radio 3 he translated and dramatised Pushkin’s Ruslan and Lyudmila, and contributed a new work, Orwell on Kipling, for the arts magazine programme The Verb. TV work ranges from detective drama (Trial and Retribution IX & X) through theme music (The Heritage Game, The Good Neighbour Show) to children’s cartoon series (James the Cat, Painted Tails, Ebb and Flo). For dance, his work includes Get A Move On (1994), choreographed by Jonathan Lunn at the New Performance Gallery, San Francisco; and Ma Vie En Rose (2007) choreographed by Ayse Tashkiran, directed by Pete Harris, at the Young Vic theatre, London; and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2017) for Northern Ballet, choreographed by Daniel de Andrade. Gary curates and presents OscarⓇ Scores at the Barbican Arts Centre in London. He also works as a writer, translator, musical director and teacher.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Workshop Description: The Music Composing for Film workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of composing music for a film. You will have the chance of discussing these issues with Gary Yershon, but also to interact with up to 25 fellow participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your work, and receiving feedback to help unblock situations in the future. The topics covered on the workshop will include: HOW DID I BECAME A FILM COMPOSER? Introduction to Gary and his work. Introduction to the course participants and their work/experiences and goals. Practical questions vs creative ones Practical questions: How do I get into the business? Did I need to learn it at college? The classic catch 22 - "I know I can do it but how do I get work when I have nothing to show yet?" Creative questions: What sort of composer are you? How do you know what your voice is before you've had a chance to write? Do you need your own voice? BEING A FILM COMPOSER - WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN? How I've done it. Does this have any relevance to anyone else's career path? WHY ARE YOU NOT TALKING ABOUT WRITING MUSIC? ARE WE EVER GOING TO GET ON TO THIS? Is the music you write the most important part of your job? Which is more useful - studying film scores or classical music? Coming back to developing your own voice... Is this important or not? Practical examples: Gary will show a few examples. Each course member will bring one cue to play which represents them best. Trends in film scoring. How this affects how you write. Should be take any notice of fashion? Examining some examples. The important stuff: Working with directors Working with producers Working with directors and producers who don't agree with each other. Your team: Contractors Orchestrators Programmers Copying Other backup Boring stuff: Money Agents Publishing & copyright Giving away your rights for opportunities and working for free. Conclusion: Spoiler alert! It's not how good you are but how good you want to be. Maybe! You probably know more about this than you think. Trust yourself. Be lucky. Make your own luck. Work hard. Be good. Be generous. Be better than you thought you could be. Be patient. But Don't wait for it to come to you. Being a composer isn't really a career choice. You don't pick it. It's chooses you. There is no escape. If you tick these boxes you already are a composer. The rest is just working out the details. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Music composers, Musical Directors, Arrangers, Directors, Producers, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in the music department.

LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants. - We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants. - We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content. Duration: 4 days Dates: 24, 25th April and 1, 2nd of May 2021 2PM - 6PM GMT (London) 3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels) 9AM - 12PM EST (New York) 6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles) 6PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 10PM - 2AM CST (Beijing) 7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 3rdth of February) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam.

01/04.02.2021Online
FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP WITH PETER WEBBER

WORKSHOP FULL FOR WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL FILMLAB@FEST.PT ABOUT PETER WEBBER Peter Webber has had a diverse career as a director of film, television and documentaries including the critically renowned ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ and the HBO series ‘Six Feet Under’. Peter is perhaps best known for his film directorial debut ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’, the film adaptation of Tracey Chevalier’s bestselling novel. The film tells the story of the creation of the famous painting by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer of the same name. The film saw Peter directing Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth as the films leads. Released in 2004 the film went on to be nominated for no less than 3 Academy Awards, 10 BAFTA nominations as well as numerous other honours. 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, In 2012 Peter directed the Feature Film “Emperor”, Starring Tommy Lee Jones, and Mathew Fox. Peter has also directed the Netflix Original Pickpockets (2018). His documentary work includes the award-winning environmental feature documentary Ten Billion (2015) and Earth: One Amazing Day (2017), narrated by Robert Redford and Jackie Chan. Webber's most recent productions include the „Kingdoms of Fire” (2019), television series, which takes viewers back to the past as the Ottoman Empire seeks to conquer Cairo, as well as the documentary „Inna de Yard” (2019), a portrait of the pioneers of reggae music in Jamaica 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 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. WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking, on the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you came to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 28 participants. - We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants. - We have rearranged the session of the workshop that will take place on 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 1st to the 4th February 2PM - 6PM GMT (London) 6PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 9AM - 1PM EST (New York) 10PM - 2AM CST (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (325EUR with 35% Discount until the 20th of January) Maximum number of participants: 28 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam. WORKSHOP FULL FOR WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL FILMLAB@FEST.PT

01/05.02.2021Online
MICK AUDSLEY EDITING WORKSHOP

ABOUT MICK AUDSLEY

Mick Audsley is one of the leading feature film editors in activity. His career includes over 50 titles across film and television, collaborating with directors such as Stephen Frears, Terry Gilliam, Mike Newell, Robert Zemeckis, Armando Iannucci, Kenneth Branagh and Neil Jordan and working on films such as "Interview with the Vampire" "12 Monkeys" "High Fidelity" "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" or more recently "The Personal History of David Copperfield". After completing his postgraduate at the Royal College of Art film school, Mick Audsley began his film editing career at the British Film Institute Production Board, where he worked with writer director Bill Douglas cutting the final film of Douglas’ autobiographical trilogy My Way Home. What was to become an extensive collaboration with Stephen Frears began with Walter (1982, a TV movie starring Ian McKellen). His work with Frears continued since, and has brought Audsley a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Editing for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), as well as a BAFTA TV Award (Best Film or Video Editor Fiction/Entertainment) for The Snapper (in 1993). Audsley has had a comparably extended collaboration with director Mike Newell, including Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). His collaboration with Terry Gilliam include editing Twelve Monkeys (starring Bruce Willis and based on Chris Marker’s La Jeteé) and, more recently, the critically acclaimed The Zero Theorem (in 2013). Mick Audsley also edited Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (directed by Neil Jordan, 1994), High Fidelity (directed by Stephen Frears, 2000) Everest (Baltasar Kormákur) Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh) Allied (Robert Zemeckis), most recently, The Personal History of David Copperfield, working with Armando Iannucci. Mick’s work also include supervising editing and editing consulting for features, as well as shorts and TV series. Mick is right now one of the most accomplished and sought of editors in activity, and will surely deliver a wonderful workshop based on his extensive knowledge of the subject. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

1st and 2nd of February

Introduction of the participants to Mick, the participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by Mick Audsley. How to edit your characters/ actors and performance (practical examples How to employ narrative techniques to create tension. How to serve the narrative through effective editing. Focus on how to help the story flow through the editing, and best processes. Topics include the following: analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works, generally sharing experiences of editing in the industry.(problem solving and good decisions) How to apply the craft in different genres. The impact of genre on editing styles Influence of great films, film history to help work. (musicals, horror, thriller, Shakespeare, study ) 3rd and 5th of February

Technical aspects of the job - looking at recent project showing workflow. Low budget, high budget? How to work with sound, music and special effects. Practical exercise. The participants will be given footage (a small scene) to work two weeks before the workshop, all participants will show their work at the workshop, the group will then analyze each editing, and learn from each other’s work. Mick will give his insight on each edited version of the footage. 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. The relationship with the Director, DOP, Producer and other members of the film crew. How to be a part of the whole process of film and television production and not merely as the final stage, becoming collaborators, not just efficient technicians. The market reality for Editors, Agents, Rates, and finding your own work NOTE: this workshop will not teach you about specific softwares, but instead it will enhance the capacity to edit in your mind, before you actually use your tools. It is about your decisions, your choices and your options as an editor. 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 WORKSHOP LOCATION The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking. In the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you have come to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops: -The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 25 participants. - We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants. - We have rearranged the workshops' sessions, which will take place in 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 1st 2nd 3rd & 5th February 2021 1PM - 5PM GMT (London) 2PM - 6PM CET (Brussels) 10AM - 1PM EST (New York) 7AM - 11AM PST (Los Angeles) 7PM - 11PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 11PM - 3AM CST (Beijing) 8:30PM - 12:30AM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 31st of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions Please add our address to your email safe senders list, address book or contact list to avoid FEST e-mails in spam. REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP ON THE LINK BELOW: