Program - A La Carte
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A LA CARTE 2013
Upcoming workshops - open to apply:
Binger Summer Residencies
Binger Filmlab is offering an Artist-in-Residence apartment in order to write and/or work in Amsterdam this summer. There are two 2-bedroom apartments available, both with a small garden. They are located in Amsterdam Noord, close to the city centre (with free, fast and frequent ferry from and to the Central Station within walking distance). The residencies are available for July and/or August and/or Mid-September 2013.
Costs are €450 per month, covering all housing expenses. There is an €80 one time cleaning fee.
Applications can be made here
The Essence Of Your Story with Miguel Machalski
September 20 - 24 Binger Filmlab offers a 5-day project development workshop designed for screenwriters, directors and creative producers.
Led by renowned story editor Miguel Machalski, participants will delve into the essence of their story and identify clearly the film they intend to make.
Each day focuses on one of the main building blocks of the script: theme, characters, plot, structure and dialogue whilst also assessing the overall profile of the project.
During a series of collective sessions for which participants will have read each others' projects, they will examine how the different components work within them and come away with a deeper understanding of their project.
Dismissing a single rigid, systemized standard for every project, Miguel seeks an ideal synergy with the writer, keeping in mind the uniqueness and specificity of each project.
"Come prepared to exchange and share: you have to be actively creative!"
Who: Miguel has worked as a script-analyst for a.o, Billy Elliot, Million Dollar Baby and Burnt Money. Miguel runs workshops and works as a consultant in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, has written two books on screenwriting and written or co-written 18 feature films in several different genres.
Requirements: Projects should at least be in the treatment stage, and if available scripts supplied also. The treatment will be the basis of group discussion.
When: September 20th - 24th.
Maximum number of projects: 8
Cost: €925 per project
Application Deadline: July 1
Workshops - admission closed:
12-15 June: 4-Day Synopsis Workshop with Christian Routh and Ellis Driessen
In collaboration with the NPP - Netherlands Production Platform in the Netherlands Film Festival 2013, Binger Filmlab offers a 4-Day Synopsis Preparatory Workshop offering filmmakers a thorough - and fast track - story editing process to help them define their core story, convey and present the essence of their project to the industry.
Three projects developed in this workshop will be selected by NPP to be presented to some of international cinema's most important and influential financiers, distributors, sales agents and co-producers at the Holland Film Meeting.
The course is designed to help filmmakers with a fiction project in development find the best way of attracting interest, by maximising the potential of the narrative and underlying themes, in a clear and attractive manner.
The aim is to identify universal appeal of projects within the cultural specifics of the narrative, so that co-production and foreign sales potential can be maximised.
3 June: Mark Travis - ONE DAY OF PRACTICE
This one-day event is designed for directors, writers and actors in particular. Mark will illustrate his directorial approach, ‘The Travis Technique’, demonstrating how it can be used by directors, actors and writers in the design, development and delivery of authentic characters, always.>>Read More
27 - 31 May or 3 - 7 June: Mark Travis - DIRECTING ACTORS
In this 5 day workshop theatre and film director Mark Travis will share his approach to working and motivating actors, developing trust and finding solutions under the pressure of shooting on set and location.>>Read More
26 April: CREATIVE EDITING WORKSHOP with Susan Korda
The aim of the workshop is to develop a way to be kinder to the creative process, have more fun and progress in your work.
The day will kick-off with Korda's enlightening lecture Kill Your Darlings: a three-hour tour exploring the magic of the editor's process which by its very nature informs the journey of filmmaking from the idea, development, writing and directing of the film.
The second part of the workshop will be two work sessions based on different projects, both works in progress by two different filmmakers. It is a one-on-one affair with the other participants taking part in a feedback session and observing the process.
22, 23 & 24 March & 19, 20 & 21 April 2013: Franz Rodenkirchen – STORY EDITING: SIX DAYS OF PRACTICE
This popular six day story editing workshop is designed for working script professionals: development executives, producers, commissioning editors, script editors and funders. >>Read more
13 May – 18 September: TRAILERPARK MASTERCLASS
Trailerpark is a series of lectures and workshops, designed for professionals aiming at mastering the art of cutting trailers. This multi-wokshop masterclass offers hands on practice in addition to inspiration and guidance form internationally acclaimed trailer editors. Experts will be invited for lectures and case studies.
The overall goal of the lab is to create a pool of professionally trained trailer editors available to the Dutch film industry.
Dates: 13 - 16 May; 10 -16 June; 1-2 July; 26 -28 August; 16 - 18 September
Trailerpark is an initiative of EYE, the Dutch Film Distributors' Association (NVF) and Dutch Film Exhibitors' Association (NVB). >>Read more.
Directors Lab - admission closed:
18,19, 20, 21 March: Franz Rodenkirchen – TYING THE KNOT
For producers - writer/directors teams with a project in development, moving towards production. Sessions will focus on project development approaches and dynamics within the team. >>Read more
8, 9, 10 April or 7, 8, 9 May: Judith Weston - ACTING FOR DIRECTORS
A unique three-day acting workshop for directors. Judith Weston will use exercises to highlight and practice the principles, tools and techniques of directing actors in order to give directors confidence and further develop their "eye". >>Read more
12 April: Judith Weston -
ONE DAY OF PRACTICE
A one-day masterclass to put into practice the tools of Judith’s books Directing Actors and The Film Director’s Intuition. The workshop is open to all filmmakers – directors, actors and screenwriters.
1:1 STORY SESSIONS: Franz Rodenkirchen, Anita Voorham, Miguel Machalski, Olivia Stewart, Marietta Von Hauswolff Von Baumgarten, Christian Routh** One to one sessions between Binger advisors and filmmakers on project development. >>Read more
13, 14, 15, 16, 17 May: Ian Sellar - FROM SCRIPT TO ACTION
This workshop is for directors with a completed, or almost completed, shooting script. The workshop will focus on how to move from the script in front of you, to the actual shoot.>>Read more
21 - 22 January: ONE NIGHT STAND Workshop
Initiated by the Dutch public broadcasters NTR, VARA and VPRO and supported by the Dutch Cultural Media Fund, the Netherlands Film Fund and the CoBO fund, Binger Filmlab organizes the 8th edition of the 'One Night Stand' workshop days.
One Night Stand is a series of single plays and is part of the Dutch Talent Deltaplan, a development trajectory for emerging filmmakers.
The 8th edition of the One Night Stand workshops will feature a master class by DOP Manuel Claro (a.o. Reconstruction, Dark Horse, Melancholia), sound designer Mark Glynn (a.o. Kauwboy, Tirza, Joy) and a workshop hosted by directors Dana Nechushtan and Joram Lürsen in which scenes from the projects will be enacted by professional actors. The sessions kick off the production process and aim at further exploring the scripts before actual shooting.
Admission by invitation.
DOCUMENTARY: FOCUS ON AUDIENCES
This series of workshops focuses on how to maximize the potential audience reach for documentaries by using both existing and new digital distribution platforms. The workshops combine lectures with hands on practical workshops to develop digital distribution plans for film projects.
In more detail, the sessions will concentrate on topics such as establishing an audience starting in the development process; the latest market and technological developments in the area of digital distribution and release; marketing and distribution strategies. Project-results will be presented to representatives from the industry, who will give their feedback.
Documentary: Focus on Audiences is initiated by the Dutch Film Fund in collaboration with Cinema Delicatessen (http://www.cinemadelicatessen.nl/), The Film Collaborative (http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/) and Binger Filmlab.
Participants: 20 (projects)
Application: to be announced
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- all Labs and A la Carte workshops are held in English, unless explicitly indicated otherwise.
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