International Filmworkshops CineTrust

International Filmworkshop CineTrust BUDAPEST, 10 - 14.12.2012., LEONARDO

Topic: camera directing and camera use

Hosting organization: House on the field Cultural Association - Polifilm School / Hungary

Participating organizations:

 

  •  London Borough of Redbridge - Redbridge Drama Centre / UK
  • Format SFF Foundation / Bulgaria
  • Luzanky Leisure Centre - Studio Lavka / Czech Republic

 

Participations from Bulgaria:

  •  students

Radoslav Kolev, Rusen Minchev, Anatoli Kostov, Hristina Hadzhidimanova

  • tutors

Maria Zmiicharova, Tsanko Vasilev

Summary of LEONARDO week

This was our first meeting all together, so the hosts were prepared special meeting, where they used different technics to make us know each-other easier. Also they provided the participants with the technical equipment from the school, although many of them were prepared for the workshop and had there own cameras.

As the main topic was camera directing and camera use, of course the students had to deal with the most common problem - the lightening of the scene. Some of the films had shots indoor and outdoor - day and night, which was challenge for the young filmmakers.

Others had to shoot in one of the central train stations in Budapest, which was good chance for all of us to learn about the differences in shooting on a public place in the other countries. One of the teams even managed to make a short documentary/reportage about the Leonardo week in Budapest.

 

International Filmworkshop CineTrust BRNO, 31.03 - 04.04.2013., LEONARDO

Topic: sound-technic

Hosting organization: Luzanky Leisure Centre - Studio Lavka / Czech Republic

Participating organizations:

  • London Borough of Redbridge - Redbridge Drama Centre / UK
  • Format SFF Foundation / Bulgaria
  • House on the field Cultural Association - Polifilm School / Hungary

Participations from Bulgaria:

  • students

Todor Tzvetkov, Pavel Koev, Delyan Georgiev, Hristina Hadzhidimanova

  • tutors

Valentina Bozhichkova, Tsanko Vasilev

Summary of LEONARDO week

Luzanky Leisure Centre - Studio Lavka has great experience at working with sound.

In one of the workshops, prepared from the hosts, the students had to make a short play and to tell story only with sounds, no speaking. That was fun and pleasant exercise, which managed to get closer the participants. All of them - tutors and students had the possibility to use the studio, to try creating and recording their own sounds needed for the films, using different technics. This was really interesting for the students, since in Bulgarian filmmaking education the role of the sound in the movies is one of the least popular and practice topics.

 

International Filmworkshop CineTrust LONDON, 29.07 - 02.08.2013., LEONARDO

Topic: film direction, acting and drama

Hosting organization: London Borough of Redbridge - Redbridge Drama Centre / UK

Participating organizations:

Luzanky Leisure Centre - Studio Lavka / Czech Republic

House on the field Cultural Association - Polifilm School / Hungary

Format SFF Foundation / Bulgaria

Participations from Bulgaria:

  • students

Milen Mladenov, Plamen Dimitrov, Reni Yoveva, Hristina Hadzhidimanova

  • tutors

Valentina Bozhichkova, Tsanko Vasilev

Summary of LEONARDO week

London Borough of Redbridge - Redbridge Drama Centre absolutely gave a new color of the film project with their drama training experience, which was useful for learning how to deal with actors in films. They also used typical actor's exercises in one of the workshops to build connection between the participants, in which took part, not only the students, but the teachers too. To develop their storytelling skills, the students had to made a short film exercise with up to 12 shots. Neither more nor less.

 

International Filmworkshop CineTrust BALCHIK 01.07 - 05.07.2013., LEONARDO

Topic: editing

Hosting organization: Format SFF Foundation / Bulgaria

Participating organizations:

  • London Borough of Redbridge - Redbridge Drama Centre / UK
  • House on the field Cultural Association - Polifilm School / Hungary
  • Luzanky Leisure Centre - Studio Lavka / Czech Republic

All participations:

  • students and group leaders

- Joseph Conrad, Stephen Barrows, Gemma Grask, Emma Barrows, Chris Bocking / UK

- Merza Gábor, Merza Ábel, Mester Ákos, Vastag Zsolt, Znamencsikov Gerda / Hungary

- Nikola Fuhrlingerova, Miroslav Obrátil, Kateřina Němcová, Sandra Patočkova,

Dagmar Pecháčková / Czech Republic

- Pavlin Dimitrov, Georgi Chobanski, Lyubomir Kirov, Tsvetomir Petrovski,

Dimityr Chaushev / Bulgaria

  • tutors

Delyan Georgiev, Milen Mladenov

Summary of LEONARDO week

Format SFF Foundation has many years experience of arranging film festivals and training.

This workshop were during the 11th edition of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival. All of the participants were accredited for the festival events, including Competition screenings, Open aria screenings, workshop and seminars. The main goal of combining Leonardo week with the festival period was to gave the possibility of the participants to feel the atmosphere of the event, to meet professional filmmakers from different countries and most important the good and successful practice of creating short films to inspire them.

As the topic was editing, the participations had exerciseA, with the aid of which developed the skills to use shot as a peace of the hole story and of course they managed to create their own short films and to practice editing skills.

As overall summary not only of the Leonardo week in Balchik, but of the whole project, we're satisfied, because during the Leonardo project the students managed to create more than 20 short films, to biuld new friendships and professional contacts. This was successfully first step of building connections during the four countries and creating of future film co-production possibilities. As trainers we managed to brush up new teaching methods and get new ideas, know-how and best practices, which will develop in our profession as teachers and as filmmakers too.

Each one of the partners was hospitable, provided all of the needed information, materials or technical equipment.

 

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