20-07-2011

New Horizons IFF and London Film Academy start a partnership

London Film Academy teams up with the Wrocław-based event on the programming and sponsorship side.

The New Horizons IFF is the biggest film festival in Poland. The 11. Edition will take place in Wrocław, Poland on 21-31 July 2011.

London Film Academy (www.londonfilmacademy.com) is an innovative film school offering professional training in all key areas of film & TV with working industry experts.

LFA partnered with the festival on its key training event for young filmmakers - the 2. New Horizons Studio (23-26 July). During this three-day workshop the participants take part in sessions on pitching, international promotion, production, networking and world film sales. Thanks to LFA, the event will feature lectures by BAFTA-winning writer-director Richard Kwietniowski (writing and directing), executive producer Ri Chakraborty (pitching), and producer Ivana MacKinnon (producing). Other acclaimed speakers include Juliette Jansen (Rotterdam IFF), Anais Clanet (Wide Management), Beata Mońka (Canal+) and Hugo Viera da Silva (Swans). A special Masterclass will be given by the Hungarian director Bela Tarr (Satan Tango, Turin Horse).

LFA is also sponsoring the European Debut Shorts Competition by awarding the London Film Academy Award for Best European Debut Short. The director of the winning film will be awarded a full scholarship on one of LFA's Specialised Courses and accommodation for the duration of their course.

www.nowehoryzonty.pl

www.londonfilmacademy.com