Aug 08 2011

Film Journalism Workshop

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Film Journalism Workshop
Kaunas (Lithuania), September 28th – October 3rd, 2011

Application deadline – 22nd of August

As an observatory member of Nisi Masa network, Kaunas International Film Festival has a big pleassure to pressent upcoming film journalism workshop, which will take place from 28th of September to the 3rd of October, during Kaunas IFF.
We are looking for ten young film critics from Europe countries between age of 18 and 25 to participate in film criticism workshop lead by Boyd van Hoeij, freelance film critic, well known for his articles in Variety, Winq, Mate and etc. Participants will get free tickets to all festival screenings, additional events and attend intensive workshop after which as a final result each of them will have to present three reviews analysing films of Kaunas IFF 2011 programme.
All reviews will be published online in the official Nisimazine website and there will be a separate Kaunas IFF Nisimazine blog. Also some of them will be translated into Lithuanian for local cultural press. This is a great opportunity to improove your skills in film journalism, to be advised by a proffesional film critic and spend a pleasant time with people from around Europe with the same interest during Kaunas International Film Festival.
About the tutor Boyd van Hoeij:
Boyd van Hoeij is a freelance film writer. He contributing critic to U.S. trade paper Variety, the film editor of Winq (Netherlands) and Mate (U.S./U.K.) and a regular contributor to International Film Guide (U.K.), Filmkrant (Netherlands) and indieWIRE (U.S.). His work has been published in ten languages including Estonian, Romanian and Chinese . His book 10/10, about ten contemporary Francophone Belgian directors, came out in September 2010.
About Kaunas IFF Nisimazine workshop:
The workshop will open with an introductionary lecture to film reviewing and exemplary film reviews.

Later, in five sessions workshop will cover topics of:
-How to read reviews
-Analytical skills / How to talk about films
-Writing for different audiences (blog/newspaper/academic/trade)
-Practical part: Boyd van Hoeij will help with reviewing films. He will bring some shorts and you will watch a couple of films from the festival programme, afterwards you will write reviews for it.
Also there will be one long session going through one entire film brought by Boyd van Hoeij and discussing it scene by scene.
About Kaunas International Film Festival:
Today, Kaunas IFF is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas. It presents films which have been acclaimed worldwide and also looks for new discoveries. The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. The festival continues its strategy to present exclusively Lithuanian or Baltic premiers. 5th edition, September 27 – October 9, 2011 includes:
 feature films in the Wide Angle, Identity sections.
 Mainly documentaries in “Music Moves the world”, “All the Muses” sections, and selection of 
short films, animations and retrospectives in side-bars
. Kaunas IFF is the official festival and distribution partner of the innovative network „Eye on Films“, supported by MEDIA Mundus, a member of the CICAE network, and the Lithuanian representative organisation in the European Network of Young Cinema – Nisi Masa.
www.kinofestivalis.lt/en
Travel & accomodation
Participants will share a flat in the centre of Kaunas. Symbolic cost per one night is around 10 euros each person, travels and food is on participant’s expenses. There is also a possibility to stay for free in a couchsurfing-like way if participants accept. All of them will have free entrance to all the screenings and festival’s events.
Application:
It must be sent until the 22 of August via email to aiste@kinofestivalis.lt. It should consist of brief CV in English and two short reviews of resent films as well in English. Participants are kindly asked to bring their own laptops if possible.

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CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Film Journalism Workshop
Kaunas (Lithuania), September 28th – October 3rd, 2011

Application deadline – 22nd of August

As an observatory member of Nisi Masa network, Kaunas International Film Festival has a big pleassure to pressent upcoming film journalism workshop, which will take place from 28th of September to the 3rd of October, during Kaunas IFF.
We are looking for ten young film critics from Europe countries between age of 18 and 25 to participate in film criticism workshop lead by Boyd van Hoeij, freelance film critic, well known for his articles in Variety, Winq, Mate and etc. Participants will get free tickets to all festival screenings, additional events and attend intensive workshop after which as a final result each of them will have to present three reviews analysing films of Kaunas IFF 2011 programme.
All reviews will be published online in the official Nisimazine website and there will be a separate Kaunas IFF Nisimazine blog. Also some of them will be translated into Lithuanian for local cultural press. This is a great opportunity to improove your skills in film journalism, to be advised by a proffesional film critic and spend a pleasant time with people from around Europe with the same interest during Kaunas International Film Festival.
About the tutor Boyd van Hoeij:
Boyd van Hoeij is a freelance film writer. He contributing critic to U.S. trade paper Variety, the film editor of Winq (Netherlands) and Mate (U.S./U.K.) and a regular contributor to International Film Guide (U.K.), Filmkrant (Netherlands) and indieWIRE (U.S.). His work has been published in ten languages including Estonian, Romanian and Chinese . His book 10/10, about ten contemporary Francophone Belgian directors, came out in September 2010.
About Kaunas IFF Nisimazine workshop:
The workshop will open with an introductionary lecture to film reviewing and exemplary film reviews.

Later, in five sessions workshop will cover topics of:
-How to read reviews
-Analytical skills / How to talk about films
-Writing for different audiences (blog/newspaper/academic/trade)
-Practical part: Boyd van Hoeij will help with reviewing films. He will bring some shorts and you will watch a couple of films from the festival programme, afterwards you will write reviews for it.
Also there will be one long session going through one entire film brought by Boyd van Hoeij and discussing it scene by scene.
About Kaunas International Film Festival:
Today, Kaunas IFF is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas. It presents films which have been acclaimed worldwide and also looks for new discoveries. The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. The festival continues its strategy to present exclusively Lithuanian or Baltic premiers. 5th edition, September 27 – October 9, 2011 includes:
 feature films in the Wide Angle, Identity sections.
 Mainly documentaries in “Music Moves the world”, “All the Muses” sections, and selection of 
short films, animations and retrospectives in side-bars
. Kaunas IFF is the official festival and distribution partner of the innovative network „Eye on Films“, supported by MEDIA Mundus, a member of the CICAE network, and the Lithuanian representative organisation in the European Network of Young Cinema – Nisi Masa.
www.kinofestivalis.lt/en
Travel & accomodation
Participants will share a flat in the centre of Kaunas. Symbolic cost per one night is around 10 euros each person, travels and food is on participant’s expenses. There is also a possibility to stay for free in a couchsurfing-like way if participants accept. All of them will have free entrance to all the screenings and festival’s events.
Application:
It must be sent until the 22 of August via email to aiste@kinofestivalis.lt. It should consist of brief CV in English and two short reviews of resent films as well in English. Participants are kindly asked to bring their own laptops if possible.

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