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Program of Film Spring Open 2019 released! Andrey Zvyagintsev will be guest.

Press releases 2019-09-24

From   15   to   24   September,   we   will   meet   again   for   the   14th   edition   of   Film   Spring   Open   in   Cracow's     Przegorzały.   As   in   previous   years,   the   workshop   days   will   surely   be   a   very   intense   unexceptional   time,   which   will     probably   result   in   little   sleep.   Among   us,   there   are   no   viewers   -­‐‐   we   are   all   creators.   Our   festival   is   about   making     films   and   projects.   About   learning   from   the   best   and   meeting   future   creative   partners.   This   year   over   60     remarkable   technology   companies   will   support   us   with   equipment   worth   over   PLN   12.5   million.   Film   Spring   Open     2019   will   also   be   attended   by   notable   guests   from   Poland   and   aboard.    

One   of   our   special   guests   is   Andrey   Zvyagintsev,   a   prominent   world-­‐‐famous   director,   two-­‐‐time   Academy     Award   and   BAFTA   nominee,   winner   of   the   Venice   and   Cannes   film   festival   awards,   the   Cesar's   Award   and   many     other   international   festivals.   He   is   best   known   for   his   films   Leviathan,   Loveless   and   The   Return.     

Another   guest   is   Ollie   Rankin   from   Canada,   visual   effects   expert   who   worked   for   legendary   Hollywood     productions   such   as   Matrix,   Transformers,   X-­‐‐Men,   Star   Wars,   Lord   of   the   Rings. He   has   been   a   virtual   reality   pioneer     since   the   1980s.     

We   will   also   be   honoured   to   welcome   Tomasz   Kot,   a   brilliant   actor   who   received   acclaim   in   Poland   and     abroad.   He   was   nominated   for   Best   Actor   by   the   European   Film   Awards   for   his   role   in   the   Oscar-­‐‐nominated   Cold     War.     

Another   foreign   guest   will   be   Sophie   Kyriacou,   a   3D-­‐‐animation   artist   with   over   20   years   of   experience   in     BBC,   member   of   BAFTA,   author   of   animation   for   prize-­‐‐winning   feature   films and   documentaries   which   received     worldwide   acclaim.      

During   the   14th   edition   of   Film   Spring   Open   debuting   filmmakers   will   work   in   21   dedicated   groups,     included   below:    

Writing:     

  •   Scriptwriting   group   (Jagoda   Szelc)   

Feature   Films:

  •   Kids   and   Family   Film   Group   (Dorota   Kędzierzawska)
  •   Sport   Film   Group   (Mateusz   Wajda,   Jarosław   Barzan)
  •   Criminal   Film   Group   (Paweł   Dyllus)  
  •   Actors   Previs   Group   (Sławomir   Idziak)   

Short   movie   formats:

  •   Animation   Film   (Kamil   Polak)
  •   Commercial   Film   (Marcin   Zębiński)
  •   Music   videos   (Kobas   Laksa)  
  •   Documentary   Film   (Wojciech   Staroń)  

Innovative   Audiovisual   Narration:

  •   Film   Close-­‐‐up   (Artur   Reinhart)  
  •   Movement   in   film.   Modern   Storytelling   Language   (Michał   Sobociński)  
  •   Visual   Mood   Group   (Martin   Demmer)   

Future   and   new   film   formats:

  •   VR   and   AR   Group   (Konrad   i   Gabriel   Ziaja)  
  •   Virtual   Reality   HP   (Gabriel   Ziaja)
  •   Internet   Filmmakers   (Konrad   Kruczkowski)
  •   Selfie   TV   (Tomasz   Saliński   i   Łukasz   Kościółek)   
  •   Interactive   Movie   Group   (Florent   Pallares)   

Production   and   Post-­‐‐production:

  •   SFX   make-­‐‐up   (Wanda   i   Marcin   Kędzierzawscy)
  •   CGI   and   modern   editing   (Kuba   Sobek)
  •   CGI   w   programie   Nuke   (Agata   Nawrocka)
  •   Off   Master   (Wiktor   Obrok)     

This   year   we   want   to   put   emphasis   on   cooperation   between   workshop   groups:    

The   Previs   Group   is   going   to   stage   a   murder   scene   which   will   be   shot   by   the   Crime   Film   Group and   the   SFX   Group     will   be   responsible   for   SFX   make-­‐‐up.   The   CGI   Editing   and   Nuke   Visual   Effects   Groups   are   going   to   deal   with     postproduction.   The   Children   and   Family   Film   Group   will   cooperate   with   the   Art   of   Close   Up   Group   to   jointly     organise   an   audition   for   child   actors.   The   Selfie   TV   Group   will   try   to   create   a   television   with   automatic   video-­‐‐ streaming   to   the   Cinebus,   with   the   use   of   the   Selfie   TV   app   for   Android   and   iPhone.   The   participants   will   have   the     chance   to   watch   the   edited   films   on   our   website.      

The   newest   models   of   movie   equipment   and   software   will   be   presented   by:   Arri,   Canon,   Cinema   4D,   Sony,   HP,     Movie   Bird,   Nikon,   Black   Magic,  SYRP,   Ronin,   Avid,   Edelkrone,   Foton,   ColorChecker,   Kauposil.    

Guest   from   various   innovative   companies   will   share   their   experience   from   the   modern   audiovisual     industry:     

  •   Bloober   Team,   a   game   dev   studio   -­‐‐   Piotr   Babieno
  •   Kissinger   Twins,   a   creative   duo   -­‐‐   Katarzyna   Kifert   i   Dawid   Marcinkowski  
  •   Cinema   4D,   a   software   -­‐‐   Sophia   Kyriacou
  •   Unit   9,   an   interactive   production   studio   -­‐‐   Jakób   Brzózka,   Jakub   Jakubowski

  In-­‐‐between   the   group   work   sessions   the   participants   can   attend   excellent   lectures...     

  •  "How   to   live   a   good   life   as   a   creator   and   producer?   Psychological   tips   for   young   filmmakers"   -­‐‐   dr   Jacek Santorski     
  • "Sound   production   in   feature   films   in   its   esthetic   and   technological   aspect.   About   the   sound   from   script   to the   screen"   -­‐‐   dr   hab.   Jacek   Hamela    
  • "Crime   in   film   versus   crime   in   real   life"   -­‐‐   Police   staff   ensigns   Krzysztof   Marek   and   Wacław   Serwin   of   the Cracow's   Regional   Criminal   Police   Headquarters     
  • "Become   a   stock   creator   and   earn   money!   Practical   tips   on   how   to   make   videos   for   the   Internet,   sign contracts   with   the   actors,   and   prepare   and   sell   stocks"   -­‐‐   Adam          Strzelecki     
  • "Green   Film   Open:   ecology   in   film.   Innovation   for   sustainable   film   and   TV   production"   -­‐‐   Benoit   Ruiz,   Jagoda Szelc,   Sławomir   Idziak    

   ...   and   never-­‐‐ending   film   screenings   await   at   night!     

  •   Loveless,   Andrey   Zvyagintsev
  •   Sid,   Neil   Corbould,   a   film   created   during   last   year's   Film   Spring   Open
  •   Dawn,   Laila   Pakalnina,   cinematography   by   Wojciech   Staroń
  •   Cold   War,   Paweł   Pawlikowski,   with   remarkable   Tomasz   Kot,   who   will   deliver   a   lecture   on   his   view   on acting      
  •   Sword   of   God,   Bartosz   Konopka
  •   Volhynia,   Wojciech   Sarzowski,   sound   editing   by   Jacek   Hamela
  •   Crows,   Dorota   Kędzierzawska,   cinematography   by   Artur   Reinhart,
  •   Dziwor,   Paweł   Dyllus
  •   Atlas,   M.   Kawalski,   cinematography   by   P.   Dyllus,   featuring   Tomasz   Kot
  •   Pelé:   Birth   of   a   Legend,   Jeff   Zimbalist,   Michael   Zimbalist,   visual   effects   by   Ollie   Rankin
  •   Aside   from   the   above-­‐‐mentioned   titles,   I   encourage   our   participants   to   show   their   films   in   the   "Can   Do" section.   Personally,   I   recommend   F   for   Freaks   created   in   the        Babelsberg   film   school   by   one   of   our     participants,   Sabine   Ethrl,   and   Don't   Change   the   Topic,   a   film   by   Hubert   Patynowski   awarded   this   year   at     the   Gdynia   film   festival.”       

See   you   on   15   October   in   Cracow!    

More   information:     https://filmspringopen.eu/en/ | https://www.facebook.com/filmspringopen.eu/    

Dofinansowano   ze   środków   Ministra   Kultury   i   Dziedzictwa   Narodowego   pochodzących   z   Funduszu   Promocji   Kultury,   Polskiego     Instytutu   Sztuki   Filmowej,   Miasta   Krakowa,   Stowarzyszenia   Filmowców   Polskich. Projekt   realizowany   przy   wsparciu   finansowym   Województwa   Małopolskiego.