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From September 2020 on
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++++++ OPEN CALL +++++
Film Workshop with Pimpaka Towira and un.thai.tled collective in cooperation with bi’bak
The workshop is suitable for beginners and for those who are interested. On weekends from 5 September to 3 October.
Cinematic practice can offer an opportunity to address hopes and fears that are not easily put into words. The workshop provides young people of colour with the necessary technical and methodological basic knowledge in the areas of story development, public pitching, production preparation, production and post-production to enable them to critically examine their own stories and experiences in film. The production of four short films created during the workshop will be intensively supervised and developed together with mentors to potentially circulate at film festivals. The aim of the workshop is to increase the visibility of PoC filmmakers and to enable future generations to enter the world of filmmaking. The four short films will be shown at the un.thai.tled Film Festival 2021 in Berlin.
Who: Young people, PoC, no prior knowledge required.
What: Script development, pitching, pre-production, production, post-production, critical feedback.
When: 5. (13:00-17:00) /12. (13:00-17:00) /19. (9:00-19:00) /20. (9:00-19:00) / 26./27.09. and 02. (15:00-18:00) / 03.10.2020 (9:00-19:00)
Where: SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA (Haus der Statistik, Otto-Braun-Straße 70-72, 10178 Berlin)
How: Four teams (3-4 participants per team) take part in all seminars and tutorials. Each team produces a 5-10 minute short film.
Language: English and German.
The workshop is free of charge. A budget (1000.- € for every team) for the film production is available.
Please gather members for teams of 3-4 persons. Each team develops a 5-10 min short film idea, which can be realised in Berlin. If you don’t have a team and really want to take part - let us know and we will find a way!
Application with the following documents (English or German):
Selection criteria: originality, critical perspectives and feasibility of production within one month. We will choose 4 teams with the most promising ideas.
Participation in all events is obligatory!
The workshop will be led by Pimpaka Towira. Pimpaka was one of the first Thai filmmakers whose films were internationally successful. She served on the jury at numerous international film festivals and was awarded the Silpathorn Award of the Thai Ministry of Culture in 2009. Since 2019, Pimpaka has been a mentor of the Deep South Young Filmmakers initiative supported by the Thai Ministry of Culture, through which young filmmakers from the conflict region in southern Thailand can produce their debut films.
un.thai.tled is a collective of Thai/diasporic creatives in Germany, which stands against misunderstanding, stereotypes and ignorance within the public discourses in the west and encourages socio-cultural exchanges. un.thai.tled gathers artists and creatives from Thailand or with Thai diasporic background and curates film- and cultural programmes that critically untangle stereotypes and support political engagements.
Supported by Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung, Purin Pictures and Goethe-Institut Thailand