Free Workshop for Young Film Producers, Georgia

first_img October 10, 2012 Published by austin +1 Deadline: 31 October 2012Open to: filmmakers from the European Union Eastern Partnership countries which include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.Venue:  Tbilisi, Georgia; December 4 – 8, 2012.Directors Across Borders (DAB) is currently accepting applications for the Producers’ Workshop which will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia, December 4 – 8, 2012. The Workshop will focus on the creative, financial and legal issues linked to the production of feature films. It aims at providing emerging producers and directors with the fundamental tools to help them to produce local films that are stronger and more capable to compete in the global film market.The Producers’ Workshop is part of the DAB Eastern Partnership Programme which is funded by the European Union through the Eastern Partnership Culture Program and implemented by GOLDEN APRICOT Fund for Cinema Development in Armenia and its partners. The workshop will be held during the 13th Tbilisi International Film Festival and the participants will have the accreditation and the possibility to attend the film screenings.Workshop DescriptionThe Workshop is free, including lodging, meals and transportation to and from an eastern partnership country to Georgia. However, space is very limited and applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. A maximum of two applicants from each EU Eastern Partnership country will be invited to attend.The Producers’ Workshop is not an entry level producing course. Participants are expected to understand the fundamentals of film production prior to attending the workshop. Instead, the Workshop will focus on strengthening the skills and knowledge of the participants in two areas of feature film producing: (1) The role of the producer in the creative aspects of filmmaking, (2) Financial Aspects of Producing.The Workshop will be composed of lectures, case studies, group work and one-to-one meetings. The workshop will focus on the following areas of producing:1) The Art of Producing:The role of the producer in storytelling;Identifying a producible movie;Taking local stories to the international screen;2) Financial Aspects of Producing:Analysing budgets and financial plans;Low & micro budget filmmaking, emerging business models;Setting up international co-productions;Financing and distribution strategies with a view to the global market.The Workshop will be provided by the founders and organizers of MAIA. MAIA has extensive experience providing similar training and workshops throughout the European Union. The training team will be composed of highly respected international industry professionals.EligibilityThe Workshop is limited to filmmakers from the European Union Eastern Partnership countries which include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The Workshop is aimed primarily at emerging producers. However, directors or other professionals that are actively engaged in the production of a film are encouraged to apply.Applicants should meet the following criteria: ← Global Justice Research Fellowship, St Anne’s College, Oxford Directors Across Borders Workshop for Filmmakers, Ukraine Reddit Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Pocket Free Workshop for Young Film Producers, Georgia Tweet She Enterpreneurs Leadership Program, Swedish Institute → Similar Stories Share 0 Applicants should have completed a university education in a related cinema discipline or have some practical experience in film development and production;Applicants must have a feature film at the development stage as defined by the following: (1) less than 50 percent of the film budget has been secured;  (2) at least the first draft of the script has been completed.The minimum length of the project should be at least 70 minutes.The applicant must hold the rights on the script to produce the project.The Workshop will be conducted in English. Participants should be able to converse freely in English. Participants are strongly advised to seriously consider the language requirements before applying.ApplicationApplications must be submitted through the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM (registration required) located in the “Film Workshops” section of the Directors Across Borders website. Rules and other documents required for applying for the workshop can be found at REGULATIONS part of the “Film Workshops” section of the website.All required documents must be submitted no later than 31 October 2012. Please be advised, incomplete applications will not be accepted.Find the original call for applications HERE. LinkedIn 0last_img read more