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10/13.05.2021Online
PENCIL TO PIXEL - FILM TITLE DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD MORRISON AND DEAN WARES

ABOUT RICHARD MORRISON

Richard Morrison is one of the most prolific designers of TV and film title sequences and channel branding in the world. His professional experiance spans more than 30 years with more than 170 credits for feature film and TV title sequences. He worked with directors such as Franc Roddam, Terry Gilliam, Ridley Scott, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Tim Burton, David Mamet, and The Wachowski's, amongst many others. He begun his career in advertising and worked on film trailers under the guidance of Maurice Binder, creator of the early Bond sequences. By the late '70s Morrison had formed Plume, a design and production company for film and TV media specialising in the title sequences, branding, and commercials. He started off with working on such films as Gandhi, Moonlighting, and Quadrophenia, and shortly after that he was creating title sequences for The Killing Fields, The Mission, Brazil and Batman (1989). Morrison has also created award-winning designs for major UK and European TV channels and by the mid-'90s he was shortlisted for ID Magazine's Top 40 of World Creatives. In 1998, he reformed as Fig and continued to produce title sequences for films such as The Constant Gardener, The Dreamers, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Two Brothers. Today, now founder and creative director at The Morrison Studio, he and his team have been responsible for film and TV title sequences such as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Frankenweenie, Calvary, Howl, and most recently Jupiter Ascending, Denial, Tommy's Honour, The Snowman, Nocturnal Animals and soon to be released Damascus Cover ond Ophelia. In 2001 his first book CUT was published, and he is currently in production for release this year of his second book, entitled Seen London, a collection of urban photography - streets, people, places. Which director Stephen Frears (The Queen) has written the foreword for. full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607290/ ABOUT DEAN WARES

An adopted Spaniard, Dean lives with his family in Valencia, and has many creative skills which make him an indispensable asset to The Morrison Studio and the tv and film business. He has long perfected the art of working remotely, while delivering top-end material to film studios and edit suites in the UK and the US. With a career that began in print and media, Dean is a passionate master of typography who has created special original fonts for brands and projects, which he then translates onto screen. Always on top of the fast-changing world of graphic design, visual effects and industry delivery needs, he is solution oriented and a technological whizz, with tireless patience and attention to detail. His great colour and aesthetic sense contributed greatly to the success of Showtime and Sky Atlantic’s Patrick Melrose sequence, nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Design. With his editing skills and rhythm, and great communication talent, Dean works across all aspects of design, production planning and delivery as the long-term creative partner and art director in the Studio. Some recent credits include The Undoing, Run, Avenue 5, Riviera and Dublin Murders alongside classic titles such as Enemy at the Gates and High Fidelity. Richard Morrison and Dean Wares experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Pencil to Pixel. Skills and execution in creating a Title Sequence for Movies & TV with Richard Morrison. Covering Research, Design, Art Direction, Production, Music and Post Production. The workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft. You will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Richard Morrison, 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. DAY 1 and 2 Introduction of the participants and Richard Morrison. The participants will then be showed some clips of the work made by him, analyzing some choices and options made in some of his works, generally sharing experiences and getting into on what was behind them. The purpose and the importance of an opening sequence; how this short form piece can set the tone for what the audience is about to see, hear and experience (with examples) The creative starting point; how to approach and generate the concept; how and what to draw out of a given script. The process in researching ideas and content; where to look for the inspiration; how to apply the craft in different genres; the impact of genre on style. Stimulate and grow ideas with in your team; Stages of design ideas before storyboarding - the project workflow; when does the process of designing really start; the important preparaions before putting your ideas on paper. How to best visualise and storyboard; space for creativity - relations between technical skills and thinking outside of the box. DAY 3 and 4 The strength of good typography with a sequence; technical aspects of the job. What skills and tools are needed (computers or pencils?), choosing the right software in advance to Production - an overview of available tools; their advantages, disadvantages and which one to choose. How and when is music included; communicate your idea to a composer. Preparing for a client pitch of your chosen ideas; what is important from the client’s point of view; how to present your ideas in the most efficient way. What is needed before going into Production and Post Production. The ever-changing technologies and their impact; big screen versus small screen and the future trends within marketing/branding. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Title Designers, Designers, Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Artists, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Title Design for Film. 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: 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, of May 2021 2PM - 6PM BST (London) 3PM - 7PM CEST (Brussels) 9AM - 12PM EDT (New York) 6AM - 10AM PDT (Los Angeles) 5PM - 9PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 9PM - 1AM CST (Beijing) 6:30PM - 10:30PM IST (New Delhi) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (249EUR with 50% Discount until the 9th of May) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

22/30.05.2021Online
WRITING YOUR CHARACTERS - SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT 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: 22, 23rd & 29, 30th May 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 (349EUR with 30% Discount until the 11th of May) 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:

24/27.05.2021Online
EDITING SOCIAL REALISM COURSE WITH JONATHAN MORRIS AND KEN LOACH

ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT ABOUT JONATHAN MORRIS

Jonathan Morris first worked as a child actor, appearing in the original stage production of “Oliver” in London’s West End. Soon after, he sang with Judy Garland in her final film. Deciding against the uncertainties of life as an actor, he took a job in 1966 as a trainee second assistant film editor at Elstree Studios, then worked on television series, including “The Saint” and “The Champions”, and several feature-length films, including the cult classic “Witchfinder General”. In 1972, he took a position at ATV and in 1976 was promoted to Editor. There, he edited many documentaries and dramas, and worked with well-known directors including Adrian Cowell, Ken Loach, David Monro and Anthony Thomas, and went to the United States to cut an Emmy Award-winning episode “Vietnam – An American History”. In 1982, Morris formed a post-production company in London and edited numerous award-winning films. In 1992, he was nominated for a BAFTA for the documentary “Hellfighters of Kuwait”. Director Ken Loach's prolific output as a feature film-maker since the early 1990s owes a lot to the regular group of collaborators who have worked with him during this period. One of these is Jonathan Morris. Having worked with Loach in over 30 films, Morris brings to the table a sense of aesthetics that he has matured while working with the director and, generally being the first viewer of the films, the editor is well accustomed to the constrictions that social realism entails. Loach’s use of regional dialects and very closed accents, his faithful mise-en-scène, and his movies naturalistic cutting techniques lead to some restrictions when it comes to editing. When the work is passed on to Morris, so he can edit it, he has to take the genre of the film into consideration. This means that every editing decision he makes has to tie the film together, making it look and feel as real as possible, which can be a challenge. Jonathan has worked on 12 films selected for the Official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, two of which took the Palme d’Or, as well as three films in competition at the Venice Film Festival and the Berlinale. Recently, Morris edited the award-winning docudrama series “The Great War – The People’s Story” for ITV. Full list of credits on https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0606682/ ABOUT KEN LOACH

Ken Loach is a British film and television director, and the UK's foremost political filmmaker. Born in 1936 in Nuneaton, Ken Loach studied law at Oxford, but branched into a repertory stage career (at one point understudying Kenneth Williams in Leicester). Shifting into television, he forged an alliance with producer Tony Garnett and developed the docudrama format via a series of hard-hitting ‘plays’ such as Cathy Come Home. Loach made his feature debut Poor Cow in 1967 and with Kes, two years later, he directed what is now acclaimed as one of the finest films ever made in Britain. His socially combative work over the next decade or two was often kept off the radar by a combination of poor distribution and broadcasting censorship. Loach's star rose again in the 1990s as award followed award for feature work no less engaged, and he came to be regarded as one of Europe's premier filmmakers. COURSE DESCRIPTION The Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Jonathan Morris and Ken Loach, 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 to unblock situations in the future. The workshop will have four session, Jonathan Morris will be present in al sessions, and Ken Loach will be present on the second session. The topics covered on the workshop will be: Getting the job. Reading the script. Liaising with director, producer , cameraperson and crew during the shoot. Editing during filming. Editing with the director. Re editing with the director Liaising with the sound editor. Deciding where music is needed. Discussing with the composer where we feel music is required. Recording music and ADR. Grading and picture FX. Dubbing Viewing completed film before finalising. Recutting , regrading, redubbing . Viewing final version. 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 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: 24-27 May 2021 9AM - 1PM GMT (London) 10AM - 2PM CET (Brussels) 12PM - 4PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 6PM - 10PM EST (Sydney) 4PM - 8PM CST (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 499EUR - 325EUR with 35% discount until the 26th of April 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.

12/15.07.2021Online
DIRECTING ACTORS FOR FILM WORKSHOP WITH PETE TRAVIS

ABOUT PETE TRAVIS

Established director and BAFTA winner Pete Travis actually had a late start in his filmmaking career: before becoming a director, Pete Travis was a social worker. However, inspired by Alan Clarke and Costa-Cravas, he decided to take a post-graduate course in filmmaking. Soon after graduation he acquired the rights of “Faith” (short story written by Nick Hornby) and presented his first short film at the London TV Festival (1997). Later, he directed episodes of “Cold Feet” (1999) and the TV series “Other People's Children” (2000), as well as “The Jury” (2002) mini-series and the TV movie “Henry VIII” (2003), featuring Helena Bonham-Carter and Mark Strong. Impressed with his work, Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips´” director, sent Travis a script that he co-wrote with Guy Hibbert – “Omagh”. The film premiered in 2004 at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the Discovery Award. The film also won the 2005 BAFTA Award for “Best Single Drama”. “Vantage Point”, was his first major motion film, starring Dennis Quaid and Matthew Fox. It was released in the USA, in 2008. Just one year later, in January of 2009, Pete Travis took to Sundance to premiere “Endgame”, which dramatizes the last days of Apartheid in South Africa and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, William Hurt, Jonny Lee Miller and Mark Strong. Later, Travis directed a film adaptation of the popular UK comic book series, “Dredd” (2012). In Travis' feature film, Karl Urban takes on the role of judge Dredd with Olivia Thirlby playing his young accomplice. The film quickly gathered a cult following. Pete Travis recent work stars Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper: “City of Tiny Lights” (2016) - a crime thriller film, written by Patrick Neate and based on his own novel of the same name and "Project Blue Book" with Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Directing Actors for Film workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of directing actors, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Pete Travis, 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 workshop will also cover the following structure: PRE-PRODUCTION Introduction to “acting” / How to actors work? The Actor/Director relationship Letting the actors to build their own characters The Actor’s tools and methodologies The director in a casting What is a character? The importance of the story through the eyes of the character Planning Rehearsal - What to Rehearse and Why. Rehearsal Tools Directing The Character ON SET How to communicate with actors Staging the Scene and Blocking the Action How the camera affects performance. Business and endowment Keeping performances dynamic and the actors engaged. Keeping the set as a creative environment. What to ask for in a new take. Maintaining Continuity - Emotional and Physical 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 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 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. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Directors, Assistant Directors, Film Students, or anyone serious about a career in the Film Business on the area of Directing Actors 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 12th to the 15th of July 2021 9:30AM - 1:30PM GMT (London) 10:30AM - 2:30PM CET (Brussels) 12:30PM - 4:30PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai) 6:30PM - 10:30PM EST (Sydney) 4:30PM - 8:30PM CST (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount Until 20th April) 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