BIAFF film school


Three stage training circle  in - Script development, Short film directing and Producing

Within the 9th session of Batumi International Art House film festival (14-21 September, 2014) will be held “BIAFF 2014 Film school” training course.

The project “BIAFF Film School” started in 2011 with the support of "Open Society - Georgia". During the 4 years period within the Film Festival have been organized very interesting training courses about various topics by foreign cinematographs. In 2011 had been Conducted a one-week course in “Script Development “by American trainer Poll Cronin. During 2012 and 2013 in the cooperation with the British POSTCODE FILMS, and with the support of “British Consul” and Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Adjara had been implemented the combined project KINO FUTURES. Within the project had been held 6 day practice and training course of Documentary Film for the young cinematographs. The training course also included a short documentary filming’s and some recommendations from the Trainers about the main topics such as Editing, Pitching and Producing.

The following trainings are planned during  “BIAFF 2014 Film School”:

-       I Stage -  September, 2014. – during the period of Batumi Film Festival 6 day workshop in “Script development and adaptation” will be arranged.  The Trainer – a well-known director from Azerbaijan – Rustam Ibragimbekov.

-       II Stage. October, 2014. – 4(+3) days’ workshop in “Short film directing”. Trainer – The famous Georgian Directors – Sasha Rekhviashvili and Mikheil Kobakhidze. After 4 days workshop there is planned three days practical work - The participant groups will shoot one scene from there short film and will get the practical recommendations from Director or Trainer, who will be able to give some appropriate advices to the students and will make the analysis about already filmed materials with the other members of the group. He will give them some advises on order to future development. 

-       III Stage - November 2014 – 3-4 days workshop in “ Producing and film Project Preparation” provided by Georgian producers. At this time only the first stage participants will be able to take part in the Project. The project scripts which are already prepared will be improved and shaped as the final project.

BIAFF 2014 film schools major goal is -  to transfer the participants the necessary knowledge during the period of the short film preparing project -  Script development, directing and producing (project preparation / presentation) After passing the training course the participants will already gain prepared Script, Directorial vision and so on. Furthermore the Film Project will be performed for the financing reasons to the contest of Georgian National Film center and Funding of Regional Short Film Competition in Adjara.  Moreover, the management of BIAFF Film Festival will consult the participants about finding financial issues abroad. (Foreign Co-Production platforms, funds and so on.

The Participants will be awarded certificates after successfully finishing training course.





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