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A Smorgasbord Of Workshops For Filmmakers

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The Caribbeantales 2012 Film Festival which runs from April 10 to 15 will offer a series of workshops for filmmakers and film fans that can best be described as a smorgasbord for filmmakers.

The Workshops are part of the CARIBBEANTALES INCUBATOR SERIES: Activities aimed to help film/television professionals develop world-class content by honing their skills in the continuum from script development to distribution.

Workshop One : “48 HR FILM CHALLENGE”
An opportunity for teams of filmmakers from across the region to stretch their creativity and test their skills by creating exciting, imaginative, thought-provoking and engaging films, in just 48 hours!
The challenge is open to all – from the first time film maker or student to the veteran of 30 years.
To prepare for the challenge, teams will participate in an intense 3-hour session on Wednesday, 11 April at Island Inn, Bridgetown. Led by Chris Cooke Johnson and Akley Irebel Olton, the workshop will cover: Screenwriting, Lighting and filming techniques, Managing workflow, Editing on a tight schedule, and music for your film. Filmmakers will then have 48 hours to script, shoot, edit and submit a film – starting from 8 p.m., Wednesday, 11 April until 8 p.m., Friday, 13 April.
The completed film(s) will be screened on Sunday, 15 April at the Festival’s Closing Ceremony.
To register and for more information please contact [email protected]. Registration Fee: $125 Bds (62.50 US) – to be paid online at http://CaribbeanTales-events.com by April 5th 2012, or in person to Akley Irebel Olton.

Workshop Two : SCRIPT2SCREEN Screenwriting Clinic
This program is aimed at improving the skills of screen writers. Three selected short scripts will receive staged readings, performed by local actors. These will be critiqued by a panel of experts, and benefit from constructive audience feedback.The aim is to help writers develop an understanding of writing skills, and to offer new insights into the craft of screenwriting. Attendees will be exposed to a more in-depth look at the art of writing for films.
Script2Screen 2012: Screenwriting Clinic” will take place on Friday 13 April 2012 at the Island Inn Hotel from 7:00pm. Entrance fee is $10, students are free. For more information please contact: [email protected].

This innovative 3 day workshop explores the process of scoring (composing) for film by matching filmmakers with composers. The goal is to familiarize participants with what it takes to effectively compose music for motion pictures, and for those who already have some experience, it will be a chance to improve the skills they already have.
Led by renowned Canadian composer, producer, and arranger of music for film and television, John Welsman, assisted by local composer Andre Woodvine. The workshop co-ordinator is Annette Nias.
The Workshop will take place at the Island Inn, Bay Street, St. Michael:

Tuesday 10th April 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday 12th April 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 15th April 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required. For further details, please contact Annette Nias, Cultural Officer (Film and Photography). Telephone: 417-6630. E-mail: [email protected]

Workshop Four : FIRST CUT
A unique opportunity for first time feature directors in the final stages of post production to receive an audience screening, following by constructive and expert feedback to help them to tweak their films in preparation for the market place.
The films selected for this year’s FIRST CUT series are the extraordinary LITTLE BOY BLUE by talented new director NICHOLAS ATTIN, and THE STORY OF ORG by St Lucian born filmmaker Davina Lee.
This event is open to the public. Entrance fee is $10.

This workshop will be run by Susanne Rostock, award-winning director of “SING MY SONG”.
Long esteemed as “an aural and visual poet”, Susanne’s filmmaking is a stunning thirty-nine years of some of the most compelling documentaries of each decade. Her films have been shown in festivals, theatres and television world – wide and she has received multiple awards – most recently the NAACP Image Award for Best Documentary and the Gracie for Outstanding Director. Susanne received an MFA in filmmaking from New York University. Sing Your Song is further proof of her life long dedication to the belief in the power of art to change the world.
This Directing Master Class will run frm 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday 15 April at the Island Inn.

Open to the public. Registration is $25

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