11-12-2012

CALL FOR EUROPEAN TRAINING PROGRAM EKRAN 2013 IS NOW OPEN

EKRAN, organized by Wajda Studio and Wajda School,  is a training program focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. Deadline for application is January 21st, 2013.

EKRAN (the Polish term for “screen”) is an international training program that helps its participants to explore, identify and refine the tone and visual language of film.

EKRAN aims at advancing participants’ treatments/scripts and producing two scenes from each script/ treatment. The EKRAN process includes:

- Treatment and / or script development; group and individual work on scripts and / or treatments

- Preparation for shooting; casting, storyboard and individual consultancy with tutors

- Shooting; tutors’ directing consultancies

- Editing; tutors’ editing consultancies

- Evaluation; group and tutor analysis of the produced scenes

- Pitching; individual and team presentation of participants’ projects

- Production and Marketing strategies; individual consultancy on participants’ projects

In 2012 all of the nine teams produced their scenes. This is how graduates of the previous EKRAN edition summarize their experience:

- I had a great time. Was very impressed by most of the tutors, by the passion for movies and the passion for teaching. Loved the very friendly and family like atmosphere. It is an excellent idea to shoot scenes even if you don’t have a finished script, you never have this chance in other development programs. I hope the EKRAN Programme will continue. I recommend it to all my friends who are filmmakers’ -  Uwe Nagel, Germany

- It was incredible for my project to find a way to make it accessible to an audience (due to the complex nature of it I needed a lot of input and various ideas to find ways to improve my screenplay).Shooting in 3D was an important experience which I could not have had elsewhere in such a “safe” environment - Peter Koller, Switzerland

- It was very useful for developing the script and in discovering a tone of the movie. The way of working on the projects is really wonderful – Piotr Subbotko, Poland

As the creative pre-production process is based on teamwork, EKRAN includes each of the key creative roles in its training curriculum. Every participating project is therefore represented by a Creative Team consisting of a director (or writer/director), a writer (or co-writer), a producer and, optionally, a director of photography. EKRAN trains directors not only to develop each aspect of their Projects, but also to tighten the collaborative working process with the writer/co-writer, producer and DoP.

HOW DO I APPLY?

The application must contain:

1) CVs of all team members (3 copies, plus an electronic version on CD)


2) a 10 page (maximum) feature film Treatment (3 copies, with electronic version on CD) – (if the script exists it should be translated into English and available for individual consultancy for the first session)

3) proposal of two scenes from treatment/script to be realized within EKRAN programme


4) a letter of commitment from the producer or the producer’s production company, as well as a producer’s statement outlining their intended strategy for the development of the project (1 copy)


5) an entry form signed by all the members of the team (1 copy) – available here: http://www.wajdastudio.pl/pliki/application_form_for_ekran_2013.doc


6) a DVD of the director’s work (1 copy)

7) optionally filmography and samples of the director of photography’s work (1 copy)

All European applications (apart from Switzerland, Austria, Croatia and Bremen and Lower Saxony in Germany – that should be sent to the appropriate EKRAN Partners’ addresses listed below. Please note that the deadlines on those application may vary according to a partner’s country) must be sent to until 20th January 2013 to:

EKRAN

Wajda Studio | Wajda School
ul. Chełmska 21

00-724 Warsaw

Poland