As a part of the seminar, young local filmmakers and future participants of the workshops will meet with the artistic tutors - the outstanding Polish documentarians: directors, cinematographers, editors, film theorists: Jacek Bławut, Mirosław Dembiński, Maciej Drygas, Milenia Fiedler, Rafał Listopad, Marcel Łoziński, Wojciech Staroń, Paweł Łoziński, Andrzej Musiał, Jacek Petrycki, Mateusz Werner, Vita Żelakeviciute. Participants will have a chance to learn about the idea behind the project.The invitation will be addressed to the participants of the previous workshops (“Kiev from Dawn till Dusk 2011” and “Young People About Themselves 2014”, as well as to other young filmmakers and all the people who are interested in documentary films.
All eligible participants will have a few weeks to document and prepare their concept for a film about today’s Ukraine. Submissions will be accepted electronically. As a result, a group of 20 students will be selected to participate in the main part of the project.
During the seminar with the tutors, students’ ideas will be analyzed, corrected and expanded. Film crews will be formed – director, cinematographer and producer – which will continue the work on the film documentation of the topics. Tasks will be assigned to the young filmmakers to be completed on their own.
Using the film equipment provided by the Foundation, the crews will work further on the ideas and gather footage for editing the trailers.
As a part of the seminar, besides working on the scripts, the collected material will be analyzed and initial concepts of the trailers will be worked out.
Using the film editing equipment provided by the Foundation, the crews will work further on the editing of the trailers.
During the workshop, the final versions of the scripts and trailers will be made. Students will prepare themselves to present their concepts to an audience. During the pitching, young filmmakers will present their ideas to editors from Polish television and other representatives of film institutions. Personal speeches will be accompanied by screening of the trailers. The presentation will be open to journalists and the public. We expect the pitching to result in actual co-production agreements. This way the main objective of the project will be achieved: production of the films.