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26/12.03.2018Portugal
BELA TARR 2 WEEK FILM DIRECTING WORKSHOP 26th of February to 11th of March 2018 WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr will lead a practical two weeks Film Directing workshop in Espinho, Portugal. The workshop will give the opportunity to 12 participants to write and develop scripts in work groups of 4 participants who will work together to produce a short-film in these two weeks. The workshop will follow the logic of transmitting knowledge by practical work, being extremely practical. Béla Tarr will share his knowledge and experience with the participants while, at the same time, will respond to each participant’s personal history and artistIc practice, in order to guide them throughout the whole process of filmmaking. The workshop will not attend a right\wrong logic, but rather will be an insight on Bela Tarr's point of view of filmmaking and his personal process. The participants will be chosen directly by Béla Tarr. There is an application fee of 50EUR which will be reimburse to those who are selected. To make the application, you need to fill the application form and send us your portfolio and a motivation letter. “This is what I can say to young filmmakers: Go and be more radical, be more revolutionary than I was.” Béla Tarr ABOUT BELA TARR Béla Tarr (Pécs, 21 July 1955) is a Hungarian film director, widely regarded as one of the most influential film authors of the past thirty years. Béla Tarr began making amateur films at the age of 16. His amateur work brought him to the attention of the Bela Balazs Studios (named in honour of the Hungarian cinema theorist), which helped fund Tarr's 1979 feature debut “Family Nest”. The 1981 work “The Outsider” and the following year's “The Prefab People” continued in much the same vein, but with a 1982 television adaptation of Macbeth, his work began to change dramatically; comprised of only two shots, the first shot (before the main title) was five minutes long, with the second 67 minutes in length. After 1984's “Almanac of Fall”, Tarr (who had written his first four features alone) began collaborating with Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai for 1987's “Damnation”. A planned adaptation of Krasznahorkai's epic novel “Satantango” took over seven years to realize. The film, a 415-minute masterpiece, finally appeared to international acclaim in 1994. His 7 and a half hour masterpiece, won the Berlin International Film Festival Caligari Award, the Prix de l’Age d’Or award, and the National Society of Film Critics Award (USA) for experimental film. “The Man From London” (2007) was nominated for the Palme d’or at Cannes Film Festival. “Werckmeister Harmonies” (2000) was nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won two Hungarian Film Critics Awards. His last film “The Turin Horse” won the Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear and FIPRESCI Awards, and the FIPRESCI Best Foreign Film Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. In January 2011, Bela Tarr joined the Board of Directors of the recently formed cinema foundation and NGO for human rights Cine Foundation International and in September of the next year, he received the BIAFF special award for lifetime achievement. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP ESPINHO, PORTUGAL Link for application form Until when I can apply? The call for applicantions will close on the 15th of December 2017. How can I apply? To make the application, you need to fill this Link and send us your portfolio and a motivation letter. There will also be an application fee which will be reimburse to those who were accepted. How many people will attend the workshop? Only 12 applicants will be selected. Who will make the official selection? The selection will be made by Béla Tarr and the portfolio and motivation will be taken into consideration. Since we accept only 12 applicants for the Bela Tarr program, we reserve the right to replace an unpaid applicant with someone from a waiting list of applicants. When do I know if I was selected? The official selection will be announced on the 8th of January 2018. How much does it cost? The application has an administrative fee of 50Eur. After the selection, the selected applicants will have to pay 1599€ to attend the workshop. The application fee will be reimbursed to those who are selected. What payment options do you accept? The payment must be done by PayPal. If you’re from a country which has not access to PayPal, please, contact us to filmlab@fest.pt and we will give you our bank details, so you can do the payment by bank transfer. How long will be the workshop? The workshop will occur during from the 26th of February to 11th of March 2018. It will start every day at 9:30am and it will end at 5:30pm with a break for lunch. Will the workshop be theoretical? No, the workshop will be essentially practical. What equipment will be provided? FEST FILM LAB organisation will provide shooting material. Where we can find accommodation? FEST FILM LAB organisation will help you finding the best accommodation option. Duration: 2 weeks Dates: 26th of February to 11th of March 2018 Location: Espinho, Portugal Price: 1599€ Maximum number of participants: 12 Timeline for the workshop Deadline for applications - 15th of December Selection announcement – 8th of January Workshop – 26th of February to 11th of March By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
03/04.03.2018London UK
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH EDDY JOSEPH

ABOUT EDDY JOSEPH Eddy Joseph is without a doubt on of the most successful Sound Editors of our time Eddy Joseph has been in the Film Industry for over 40 years and a Sound Editor for 30. He has collaborated with such directing luminaries as Alan Parker, Bernardo Bertolucci, Louis Malle, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Neil Jordan and Anthony Minghella. His credits include “Pink Floyd The Wall”, “Angel Heart”, “Batman”, “The Commitments”, “The Crying Game”, “Little Buddha”, “Interview with the Vampire”, “Evita”, “Enemy at the Gates”, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “Cold Mountain”, “Corpse Bride”, “United 93″, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”. He has received 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 further Nominations and 16 MPSE Nominations. Full list of credits on www.imdb.com/name/nm0430577/ Eddy Joseph experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Sound Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of Editing the sound of a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Eddy Joseph, 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 own work and the projects you have worked on or will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. Session 1 THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Sound Editor – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches Understanding your abilities PRE-PRODUCTION Aesthetic overview – the sound of the story Crewing up Storyboarding before track laying How to work with: Editors Producers Directors Planning for Digital VFX Session 2 POST PRODUCTION Working with the editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Track Laying Temp Mixing Test screenings ADR Foley Sound Design Premixing The final sound mix Home Cinema Premiere PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, Sound Editors, Directors, Sound Mixers, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 3-4 March 2018 Location: London UK Price: 399GBP (299GBP with discount of 25% Until 12th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

21/22.04.2018London UK
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. 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 DO I BECOME A FILM COMPOSER? Introduction to Gary and his work. Introduction to the course students and their work/experiences and goals. Practical questions vs creative ones Practical questions: How do I get into the business? Do 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 Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Film Students, , Sculptors, Decorative Artists, Prop makers Art Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business in this area.

LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 21-22 April 2018 Location: London UK Price: 449GBP (299GBP with 33% discount until 1st of February) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

21/22.04.2018London UK
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 most 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. 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 London UK 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: 2 days Dates: 21-22 April 2018 Location: LONDON UK Price: 499GBP (349GBP with 30% Discount Until 23rd of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

21/22.04.2018London UK
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 (2007), Freedom Writers (2007), Traitor (2008), The Next Three Days (2010), 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. After this great succes he worked on Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep (2012) and Third Person (2013), Bennett’s fourth feature collaboration with writer/director Paul Haggis, starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Olivia Wilde and Adrian Brody. We can also see his work in Dark Places (2015), mysterious drama with Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks. Recently, he finished Above Suspicion - a crime thriller directed by Phillip Noyce with Emilia Clarke and Jack Huston. The film will premiere in US this year (the exact date has not been announced yet). Television pilots and series include Grey’s Anatomy (2005), Once And Again (1999-2002), Mr. Sterling (2003), Miracles (2003), Ez Streets (1996-97), Thief (2006), Show Me A Hero (2015) and The Deuce (2017). Currently he’s working on a TV series The Resident. Bennett was educated at Occidental College, Los Angeles and Waseda University, Tokyo. After a stint in VISTA he moved to Ireland for ten years before returning to Los Angeles to work in film. Travel continues to be an essential part of his life–he has worked on films throughout the United States and in Canada, England, France, Morocco, and Argentina. 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 Visualizing a narrative The Production Design workshop with Laurence Bennett will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Laurence Bennett, 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. Participants will learn what makes a strong visual, and what to expect when working as a Production Designer. Every project is unique. How to approach its design is the most critical, and often most difficult, decision. Seldom discovered easily or quickly, finding the key--the way into the design of a film--is essential. That essential key can inform and shape every choice, every decision throughout the art direction process. The workshop will explore approaches to finding the essential ideas, emotions, concepts and imagery that can shape the design of a film: Finding the visual arcs within the story Identifying thematic elements Emotional tones Subjective vs objective Underscoring vs contrasting Research Developing and presenting ideas Working with the script for a short film, participants will begin this discovery process, putting together a brief presentation of how the visual arc of the film will reflect, support and enrich the narrative. Individual counseling available as time permits. 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

London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 21-22 April 2018 Location: London UK Price: 449GBP (299GBP with 33% discount until the 26th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

02/03.06.2018London UK
STORYBOARDING WORKSHOP WITH TEMPLE CLARK

ABOUT TEMPLE CLARK

Temple Clark is one of the most in demand Storyboard artists in the film industry. with more than 100 feature films, including "Spectre", "The Imitation Game", "Gravity", "Children of Men", "Cold Montain", “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and many others. After studying Painting and Mixed Media at Glasgow School of Art, Temple came to London and started working at Cucumber Studios on pop videos, commercials and TV graphics, learning about animation and storyboarding. In 1996 he was asked to provide large scale illustrations for the film “Mary Reilly” (dir. Stephen Frears), followed by VFX storyboards for Luc Besson’s “Fifth Element”, where Temple discovered, to his amazement, concept illustrations. Since then he has provided storyboards and illustrations for over 100 feature films, from John Maybury’s “Love is the Devil” and Ralph Feinnes’s “Coriolanus” to “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, “Gravity” (dir. Alfonso Cuaron) and more recently “Spectre” (dir. Sam Mendes). In addition to film work, over the past two years Temple has been drawing and painting dancers from life and was the set designer for “Inala”, produced by Sisters Grimm, a collaboration between the Ladysmith Black Mombazo choir and dancers from the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert. He is currently designing the new ballet being created by Sisters Grimm. full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0164547/ Temple Clark experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Storyboarding workshop with Temple Clark will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Temple Clark, 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. Participants will learn what makes a strong storyboard, and what to expect when working as a storyboard artist. The workshop will also help directors understand the importance and how to deal with storyboards. The topics covered on the workshop will be: Requirements for storyboarding. Why storyboards are a helpful tool. What is required of a storyboard artist. Ways of working with a director. Working with different departments – Art/ Camera/ VFX/ Stunts etc Steps for drawing your storyboard Getting your story straight Establishing if a storyboard is the best way to tell your story Being clear about your message Working out your story structure How to present your storyboard Character\Script\Scene\Plot Making the story powerful and enduring, Storyboarding styles and techniques Rates and Agents Portfolio review PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Storyboard Artists, Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Artists, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Storyboarding LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 2-3 June 2018 Location: London UK Price: 449GBP (299GBP with 33% discount until the 30th of January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

02/03.06.2018London UK
PENCIL TO PIXEL - FILM TITLE DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH RICHARD MORRISON

ABOUT RICHARD MORRISON

full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0607290/ Richard Morrison 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 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 2 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 Storyboard Artists, Directors, Art Directors, Production Designers, Artists, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Storyboarding LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 2-3 June 2018 Location: London UK Price: 449GBP (299GBP with 33% discount until 30th January) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions