Programme of Film Spring Open-Air 2016.
30th September -9th October 2016.
Film Spring Open Air is not a film school. We do not impose a tight schedule. You can freely choose the modules you wish to attend. It depends on you how you manage your schedule! In 2016 the program of Film Spring Open Air has been updated with current market trends. We will also continue programs that have started during previous editions.
At Film Spring Open-Air under the supervision of selected top professionals, who become mentors and tutors, creative groups work on their projects. Participants can develop their own projects or join someone else’s project in a particular creative group of their interest. The main idea is to learn through work. The programme for 2016 includes the following creative groups:
FEATURE FILM -PREVISES
Group’s tutors: Oscar nominee – Sławomir Idziak, co-creator of the Witcher Game – Paweł Świerczyński
Participants will create “previs” – short pre-visualization of their future film. We can compare previeses to the hollywood storyboard and animatic, but production of pa review is cheaper because it’s realized by future directors without additional costs of employment.
The main obcjective of previs is to control the risk of producing movies. It’s not only about financial risk but also about the whole career. When you come out with a feature movie it could be a landmark in your life. To be or not to be in the proffesion.
Previs – sketch of future movie helps in judging:
-Attractiveness of movie in spectator’s point of view,
-Attractiveness of characters and their evolution related with events,
-Quality of dialogs,
-Relation between main thread and subplot – dramaturgy of movie.
Also, thanks to Pervis, it is easier to get a fundation for future realization (distributors, televisions, institutes, sponsors etc.) and to judge real needs, to finance project.
GAME JAM GROUP – GAME DEVELOPERS AND FILMMAKERS
Group tutors: Maciej Miąsik, assistant: Jacek Strupiński
If you want to create a film that the same time will be a game, or create a game that will be a film, join this group! Game Jam is an interdisciplinary group of interactive storytelling. This team combines a world of filmmakers and a world of computer games. The filmmaker will learn what is technology of digital interactive content and what tools to use. Game developer will understand the art of storytelling to trigger viewer’s emotions.
INTERACTIVE NARRATION GROUP
Group tutor: Adam Walkowski
Do you watch a film and suddenly you think that this story might have a completely different ending? What if you leave a choice to the viewers of your film?
Recent development of video on the Internet, computer games or increasing popularity of cameras 360 have introduced new narrative tools and methods for attracting audiences. This group develops interactive video technologies and production methods for movies, in which users became main characters. By using interaction with dedicated software a user makes decisions and observe their consequences. If you are interested in making a film game, an interactive music video, an interactive advertise, an interactive documentary or any similar form, this is an ideal place for you.
We encourage participants to contact us and present their ideas and projects. Our Group provides tools for creating interactive screenplays, film programming and playing interactive video. We are open to consult and help with any interactive project. We invite also people wanting to learn how to realize interactive projects. During workshops we will learn step by step how to use interactive video editor – from interactive screenplay development to deployment of final product in the Internet. Interactive producers will hold a lecture about interactive video advertising and perspectives for new industry in the near future.
DOCUMENTARY FILM GROUP
Group tutor: Bogdan Dziworski
We do not forget about short films and documentaries! Documentary workshops are continuously a part of our annual program and bring a lot of creative effects. Every year participants make several experimental forms of documentaries, for which they win awards not only in Poland but also abroad. Are you dreaming of your own documentary? Join this group!
CGI GROUP (ANIMATIONS AND COMPUTER PREVIZUALIZATION)
Group tutor: Jakub Sobek
Huge advances in technology made it now easier and cheaper to make scenes using a computer than in reality. In this group we’ll teach you about it! We pay special attention to the tremendous opportunities that editing gives today (motion design, VFX) and digital post-production, in particular the art of creating moving objects using a computer (computer animation – CGI). Work in this groupis a practical course of creating pre-visualizations using simple tools – computer programs: computer graphics and visual effects.
COMMERCIAL ADVERTISEMENT GROUP
Group tutor: Marcin Ziębiński
Do you associate your future work on the commercial market; do you want to make commercials? Join this group! During Film Spring Open Air we educate also in this field. The theme of practical works and implemented films are commercial projects consulted with a group tutor – the top Polish director of commercials.
MUSIC VIDEOS GROUP
Group tutor: Anna Maliszewska
Do you want to make music videos and make them short works of art?
Apply for a group working on a music video of a selected music track. As a group coordinator we invite acclaimed director who helps participants in the implementation of short music forms.
FILM SCRIPT OPEN- FILM SCRIPTS
This year our new group is leaded by anoutstanding producer and scenarist, author of the scrip to the movie ‘Bogowie’ – Krzysztof Rak.
Ewa Puszczyńska – “The debut film”
Marcin Ziębiński – “Working on a commercial, what is essential in a filmmaker’s work in advertising, how to work with clients”
Marcin Ziębiński – “Postproduction in a contemporary film”
Hanna Polak – “How to make an award-winning film”
Bodo Kox, director, Iza Igel, producer – “Creative Development – how to develop the script and not elope.” Case Study of “The Man with the magic box”
Daria Rzepiela – “Making of the series of animation for the Grand Theatre
Viktor Obrok – “What to know before you start working with the actors?”
Ania Maliszewska “The no-budget music video” lecture / case study
Nicholas Rybacki role of the “live” music and improvisation in a contemporary soundtrack, for example the soundtrack for the game The Witcher III
Kasia Zawadowicz – “Neurobiology of creativity – that is: out of love for the Brain”
Wanda and Marcin Kędzierzawscy ” special make-up effects – technique and team work”
More lectures will be announced soon.
MEETINGS WITH AUTHORS AND ANALYSING THEIR FILMS
Every year at Film Spring Open we make sure that you have a chance to meet successful filmmakers and watch and analyse their recent movies. During discussions they will tell you about problems they had during production of their films, they will answer your questions, motivate you to work, tell you what you should watch out for, and if necessary they will recreate the creative process, scene after scene. We also talk about problems associated with the beginning of a career, therefore besides directors with big achievements we invite young, debuting directors. Among them we had i.e. Natalie Portman analysing her directorial debut “A Tale of Love and Darkness”, Jan Komasa analysis of the film “Suicide Room”and Bodo Kox analysis of the film “The Girl From The Wardrobe”.
This year we are expecting amazing filmmakers to join us.
Agnieszka Smoczyńska. Lecture and the screening of the film “The Lure”
Director and a screenwriter. A graduate of art history at the A. Mickiewicz University University in Poznan, cultural studies at the University of Wrocław and the Department of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice as well as Andrzej Wajda Master School in Warsaw. Winner of numerous film awards including awards for best directorial debut or second feature film at the Film Festival in Gdynia. The director of such films as The Lure (Córki dancingu) , Viva Maria , Aria Diva .
Tomasz Wasilewski. Meeting and the screening of the film “United States of Love”.
Tomasz Wasilewski is a Polish film director and screenwriter. Graduated from Academy of Film and Television and The National Film School in Lodz. His full – length feature debut In a Bedroom (W sypialni) had world premiere in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2012, and was one of the most often presented and awarded Polish films at the international film festivals.
“His second feature film Floating Skyscrapers had it’s world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City 2013. American film critics chose Floting Skyscrapers the best movie presented at Tribeca and among the awards won the East of the West competition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2013, Audience Award at International Competition New Horizons in Wroclaw, Best New Directing Talent and Grand Prix of Juth Jury at Gdynia Film Festival – Poland and Best Directing Award at Transilvania International Film Festival 2014.”- IMDb Mini Biography By: TW
His 2016 film United States of Love was shown at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival where he won the Silver Bear for Best Script.
Hanna Polak. Meeting and the screening of the film “The Better to Come”
Academy Award-nominated director, cinematographer and producer. Graduated with a Master Degree from the Cinematography Institute of the Russian Federation, where she studied under DOP of Andrei Tarkovsky – Vadim Yusov. In 2003, Hanna was awarded Best Producer of Documentary Movies at the International Film Festival in Krakow for Railway Station Ballad.
“In 2004 her short documentary film, The Children of Leningradsky, about a community of homeless children living in the Leningradsky railway station in Moscow, was nominated for an Academy Award.
It also received the Best Documentary Achievement Award from IDA and was nominated for an Emmy Award in two categories: Best Documentary and Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Editing.
In 2014 Hanna has completed Something Better to Come, which received the PGA award nomination, IDFA Special Jury Award and won over 30 awards and nominations, including Cinema Eye nomination, Munich Film Festival award, Documentary Edge Festival, Docs Against Gravity, ArtDoc Fest, Trieste Film Festival, EuroDok Film Festival, and others.
Hanna has lectured on film producing and documentary filmmaking at many universities worldwide (including Yale; New Media School; Carnegie Mellon University; USC School of Cinema; UNC School of Public Health; University of Guadalajara; North Texas University; Monterey Institute of International Studies; Middlebury College; University of Hawaii; and many others). Hanna was a jury member at IDFA and other film festivals. [… ] Hanna is a member of the Producers Guild of America.” – IMDb Mini Biography By: HPF