Poland

WORKSHOPS “My Street Films” tutored by the noted Polish documentary filmmakers and cameramen, Marcin Koszałka and Bogdan Dziworski. The workshops will take place during the 57th Krakow Film Festival between May 24 and June 2, 2017 in Cracow, Poland. The best film will be shown as part of the closing ceremony of this year’s Krakow Film Festival.

 

Arrangement of the workshops:

The “My Street Films” workshops are 10-day professional workshops with the goal of training participants on how to make documentary projects. Participants will be expertly trained in a complex way on both the theory and practice of documentary filmmaking. The workshops will include master classes and individual consultations. 15 participants will be chosen out of all candidates and they will be working in 3 groups tutored by significant documentary filmmakers: Marcin Koszałka PSC and Bogdan Dziworski PSC.

 

The main criterion in the process of selecting workshop participants will be their original ideas that will later undergo development in team work led by the tutors. Each group, which will be working with their tutor and/or an assigned cameraman, film editor and production manager, will complete one film related to the topic of the workshop with the motto “My Street”.
 

The workshops will be introduced by 2 days of master classes led by Marcin Koszałka and Bogdan Dziworski. Following this theoretical stage, the participants will move to field scouting in search of topics and film locations. And finally, after their plans and visions will have been approved by tutors, participants will be let into the production stage.

 

The trainees will get an occasion to work with professional filmmaking equipment. Furthermore, they will have a chance to participate in special trainings using ARRI Amira cameras, co-organized by FilmPRO and PSC, during which they will get to know the secrets of making creative documentaries. Postproduction work and classes will take place at the Multilab laboratories, a part of Krakow Technology Park – an ultramodern centre for innovations. Each group of participants will have access to their own editing room and an opportunity to consult their works in progress with tutors over the course of the production. The workshop will be closed by the official screening of individual projects.

The best film will be shown as part of the closing ceremony of this year’s Krakow Film Festival.

 

Topic of workshops:

As everyday life shows, we all have different ways of perceiving our immediate surroundings. We usually fail to closely observe places we pass every day, though they usually abound with some very interesting stories. The workshops aim at capturing the sensitivity of participants and turning their attention to diverse perspectives of the world around us. Each of the films made during the workshops will focus on the creative observation of the surroundings – in this case presented by the streets of Cracow.

 

Who can take part?

All persons with some previous experience in filmmaking who would like to acquire deeper knowledge on documentary filmmaking. Submissions from film school students and film professionals will be preferred since the workshops are aimed at participants with previous experience in film.

In order to take part in the workshops, candidates should complete one of the tasks listed below.

We offer a possibility to expand your theoretical and practical knowledge thanks to using up-to-date film equipment created specifically for the use of documentary filmmaking. The very arrangement of the workshops enables exchange of contacts and experience among their participants.

 

Who do we accept?

•   DIRECTORS – in order to take part in the workshops, please submit:

your CV (including previous education and points in your professional career) and a treatment (covering one A4 page). The treatment should be focused on the topic of street life and show your way of thinking and approach to such issues as perspective and point of view with regard to your immediate surroundings. A SHOWREEL would be most welcome.

•  CAMERAMEN – in order to take part in the workshops, please submit:

your CV (including previous education and points in your professional career) and a SHOWREEL / documentation of your earlier film projects.

•   PRODUCTION MANAGERS  – in order to take part in the workshops, please submit:

your CV (including previous education and points in your professional career) and a brief presentation of your submission (a video of max. 5 min.). The form of this presentation is open.

•   FILM EDITORS – in order to take part in the workshops, please submit:

your CV (including previous education and points in your professional career) and a SHOWREEL / documentation of your earlier film projects.

 

Date and place of workshops: May 24 – June 2, 2017, Cracow, Poland

Workshop fee: 300 PLN

Participants will cover accommodation and boarding costs and on their own.

Participants will receive accreditations granting them access to events of the 57th Krakow Film Festival.

 

DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION FORM -> HERE

Please send your submissions to warsztaty@kff.com.pl

 

The title of the email should include your name and surname along with your specialization aimed at a specific workshop.

All queries should be directed to the above email address.

Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2017

 

Organizers:

Krakow Film Festiwal, Multlilab KPT, FilmPRO, PSC

http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/