in the times of live-streamed online education and smartphone apps for basically everything in your life, it might be hard and maybe even unnecessary to spend years in old, traditional institutions before you get out in the real world. But workshops will always give you hands-on experience, a great chance to extend your professional network and to get outside your comfort zone for a bit. Remember: “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.
FeST FiLM LaB An initiative of the FEST International Film Festival in Portugal, these film labs will introduce you to the highest standards in contemporary filmmaking. eir upcoming course in Lisbon on film editing will be hosted by Tariq Anwar, who was nominated for an Oscar for the editing of American Beauty. Admission is sometimes quite pricy, but you will get what you pay for. Deadline: first come, first served Fee: €369 filmlab.fest.pt THe aniMaTiOn WOrKSHOP e Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark oﬀers one of the highest quality education experiences in Europe, when it comes to animated art. You have lots of courses to choose from as well. Take a classical drawing course to improve your instincts or take a 15-week professional course to get some accelerated knowledge. You can also enrol and
agenda experience college life for a longer amount of time.
Deadline: continuously accepting applications Fee: depends on the course www.animwork.dk ViSeGraD aniMaTiOn FOruM Have an idea for an animated film? Is the project in the works? Act fast and apply to the Visegrad Animation Forum which will be held at ANIFILM at the beginning of May. You can also apply with a TV series. e Forum selects 8 short film projects and 6 series projects. Deadline: March 2, 2014 Fee: they select the projects and you can win up to €2,000 www.asaf.cz 8-WeeK Hi-DeF Filmmaking Workshop new york Film academy
e NYFA lacks some of the main features for which European filmmakers usually attend workshops. It’s very expensive, networking is hard
and it is certainly not project and art focused. On the other hand, if you’re a tech guy or gal and you want to master the ins and outs of how to actually make a film, then NYFA is the way to go. And it’s in Los Angeles! Or in New York. Well, basically you can find workshops all over the world. Deadline: continuously accepting applications Fee: depends on the course, starting around $5,000 www.nyfa.edu LeT Me DireCT! raindance Film School
A two-day workshop that is suitable both for beginners and experienced directors who have not yet made their first feature film. The course is not just about directing, but about all the aspects of being a film director. While this course may not kick-start your career in Hollywood, it will certainly be a step towards it. Deadline: the workshop is on March 8th Fee: €350 www.raindance.org WOSH by Daazo.com 75
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