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12/14.07.2022Online
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: 3 days Dates: 12th to the 14th of July 2022 9AM - 3PM (London) 10AM - 3PM (Brussels) 4AM - 9AM (New York) 1:30PM - 6:30PM (Los Angeles) 12PM - 5PM (Dubai) 4PM - 9PM (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount Until 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

18/21.07.2022Online
GREENSHOOTING - SUSTAINABILITY IN FILM WORKSHOP WITH DÖRTE SCHNEIDER

ABOUT DÖRTE SCHNEIDER

Dörte Schneider has 20 years of experience as an assistant director in films and tv commercials, Dörte discovered that she could combine her passion for film with her environmental concerns. This is how she decided to become a Green Consultant.She obtained the Green Consultant certificate at the German “Hochschule der Medien” (HdM Stuttgart), and since then she has been committed to making film productions greener. To achieve this goal, Dörte believes that educating and raising people's awareness of this issue are fundamental. Dörte is an active member of Filmmakers for Future and of the German green consultant association (BVGCD), besides being an ambassador for The Pact and Green The Bid. In October 2021 she got trained as a Climate Reality Leader. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The workshop will look at the climate reality on planet Earth, and how that should influence our every action. It is also going to give an understanding of sustainability as a concept. It will focus on the importance of the application of “green measures” during all stages of film production. The workshop will provide tools to identify issues of environmental impact on film production, provide the knowledge to better interact with a green consultant, and deliver the knowledge to better tackle the challenges of the environmental sustainability of a film production, without neglecting the social and economic ones. The workshop will be informative and interactive, with space for exchange and dialogue. The topics covered in the workshop: - Understanding what a “Green Consultant” does - Know what is happening internationally - Assess the critical points of a project - Know what steps to take at each stage of the project PART 1 | Climate literacy. Introduction to the concept of sustainability. What is a Green Consultant? What’s happening on (and to) Planet Earth? What is “sustainability”? Theoretical and legal bases. Applicability in the audio-visual industries. Introduction to existing initiatives and platforms. What does the Green Consultant do? PART 2 | Departments I Departments and their impact: Production. Screenwriting. Directing. Catering. Scenography. Wardrobe. Make-up/ Hair. What measures can we apply? PART 3 | Departments and their impact: Lighting. Sound. Post-production. Energy, Materials, Transport, Waste. How can we work in a more "green" and efficient way? PART 4 | The footprint of distribution and streaming. Introduction to carbon footprint calculations. Green storytelling. Recap. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT Anybody working in the film industry is welcome. This workshop is addressing the industry as a whole and is committed to giving an understanding of the importance and scale of our impact and footprint. 16 hours Duration: 4 days Dates: 18th to the 21st of July 2022 9AM - 1PM (London) 10AM - 2PM (Brussels) 4AM - 8AM (New York) 1:30AM - 5:30AM (Los Angeles) 12PM - 4PM (Dubai) 4PM - 10PM (Beijing) Location: Online Price: 450EUR (225EUR with 50% Discount Until 20th 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

24/25.09.2022London UK
TECHNIQUES FOR DIRECTING NON-ACTORS WORKSHOP

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Techniques for directing non-actors: Singular Drama Throughout the two-day practical workshop, participants will learn and experience the technique that Scandar uses during the preparations of his actors and non actors as well as during the shooting. Participants will get hands-on insight into the process of creating drama in a film using the human capacity to respond emotionally to fictional situations. The Singular Drama method is applicable on professional actors as well as non-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 principle. Unlike other forays into improvisation, AJAMI had a very precise screenplay and a well-constructed plot that demanded specific 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. Workshop learning objectives: 1. Participants will learn techniques to liberate their non-actors from the fear of the camera. 2. Participants will learn how to prepare their actors/non-actors for filming. 3. Participants will learn and experiment with improvisation techniques. 4. Participants will experience the method as actors in order to get a better understanding of the involved processes. 5. Participants will get insights on pre-production, production and shooting techniques when applying the method. 6. Participants will learn how to direct actors and non-actors using the Singular Drama method. Participants are encouraged to bring scenes they would like to direct. ABOUT SCANDAR COPTI Scandar Copti is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and an acclaimed visual artist. His first full-length feature film 'Ajami' won the Camera d'Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category. Copti is the only Arab filmmaker ever to receive the prestigious Sutherland Trophy. He is also the recipient of the Human Rights Film Award of the Council of Europe in 2010. Copti's video art projects were exhibited worldwide at venues such as the Herzliya Museum, Nachum Gutman Museum, NYU gallery at Abu Dhabi, The Israeli Center for Digital Art, b_tour Foothold Festival, Beit Ha'Gefen, and the Oslo Kunstforening Art Gallery, among others. Copti was on the jury of dozens of film festivals, including the Tribeca film festival, Thessaloniki film festival, FEST, AFAC, ON, and many more. He also served as the President of the Human Rights Award at 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), where he headed the DFI's Education department until 2011. Scandar has been teaching at NYU Abu Dhabi since 2013, where he headed the Film and New Media program from 2014 to 2017. He is currently in production for his next feature film, 'Happy Holidays,' with the support of funds such as Eurimages (the European Council Cultural fund), Doha Film Institute, Aran Fund for Arts, and Culture (AFAC), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein as well as worldwide presales and distribution deals. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop is designed to Directors, 1st AD, Producers, Film Students, and anyone with the interest in directing non actors. 16 hours Dates: 24th-25th of September 2022 Location: London UK Price: 499.99 GBP (325GBP Until 2nd of May) Vacancies: 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: