45 participants, 7 days of intensive work, 4 workshop groups, 4 original films shot in Warsaw, Poland – this is how we can summarize the CINEMAFORUM film workshops within the Erasmus+ Programme.

The time has come for reflection and summary after the project organized by Youth from France, Italy and Poland took part. Let’s recall November 2018, fulfilled with happy and creative moments spent in a multicultural group. European Youth created short movies, which were the main result of workshops.

Complicated logistics

The enthusiasm of young people was unstoppable, organizational difficulties didn’t manage to cool them down. Loads of organizational activities were necessary to make the exchange happen. Fortunately, young people are able to communicate effectively using tools offered by modern technology, so finally everything was ready on time. Although it was not easy to find the right accommodation, finally they managed to find an optimal option. The Youth have arrived. A VIEW of Warsaw unfolded in front of their eyes.

Integration

How can cross-cultural integration in Poland look like…? Filmically! Young people formed workshop groups, which task was to create their own films, express themselves and their fascinations. Charged with energy and overloaded with film equipment, they went out into the city streets to explore and shoot them. In the same time, they surprised and captured the attention of citizens interested by unusual activities in the urban space of Warsaw. Common artistic activities let young people from three European countries, with separate experiences and cultural patterns, find a common language – film language. Although it must be admitted that the creators of SEND ME YOUR LOCATION showed the slightly different vision of integration.

Exploring Warsaw

Young people eagerly entered into the city streets to look for interesting spaces, their fresh experiences became the inspiration for their scenarios. Participants were enchanted by well-known Polish monuments, modern buildings (especially the unusual architecture of Złote Tarasy Commercial Center and new subway stations), as well as historical accents, still alive in the space of Warsaw – such as old buildings, murals and memorials. Warsaw apparently touched hearts of young artists, because it became the main location for of all films. What building is the most characteristic for the capital of Poland? Some people would still like to demolish it, but GIFTS ARE NOT GIVEN BACK.

Farewells

The last day of the project was on Sunday, November 11th. An international group appeared in Warsaw’s KINOTEKA to watch films created by international Youth during CINEMAFORUM final ceremony and to sum up those few days of intensive work that allowed young filmmakers to blossom, nourish their need for creation, meet new people, exceed barriers and create short film thanks to all creative activities.

What now? After a few months, the only  remaining memories are films, audiovisual souvenirs of international teamwork in the form of postcards from Warsaw – WARSOVIEWS.

Collaboration in such group is a source of fresh and unique experiences, a great opportunity to exchange knowledge, ideas and inspiration. We can not wait to be able to cooperate again with young people from different European countries.

Check out FILMFORUM website to learn more.

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Film education program „CINEMAFORUM” was implemented with the support of the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union.

Organizers:
FILMFORUM (Poland)
KINOGRAPHE (France)
Associazione Cinematografica e Culturale LABORATORIO DEI SOGNI (Italy)

The International Short Film Festival CINEMAFORUM is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Poland and the Capital City of Warsaw.

Program partners are: Goethe-Institut in Warsaw, British Council in Poland, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission, Mazovian Institute of Culture, Warsaw Film School and Austrian Cultural Forum.

The organizer of the event is FILMFORUM.

>>> CALENDAR

>>> 5.11.2018 (Monday)

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
INFORMATIONAL MEETING

15.00 – 16.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
ANALYSIS OF THE FILM WORK
discussion panel

17.00 – 21.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

>>> 6.11.2018 (Tuesday)

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 15.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL TRAINING IN THE FIELD OF THE EQUIPMENT USED FOR IMAGE AND SOUND REGISTRATION

17.00 – 18.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM SCREENWRITING – INTRODUCTION – discussion panel

19.00 – 21.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

>>> 7.11.2018 (Wednesday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 3

14.00 – 16.10
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
1st SCREENING

16.30 – 18.30
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
2nd SCREENING

19.00 – 21.00
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
3rd SCREENING

21.20 – 23.00
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
4th SCREENING

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
case study
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION OF ANIMATED FILMS
conducting: ZOFIA JAROSZUK

12.00 – 13.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
INAUGURAL LECTURE
conducting: ANNA WRÓBLEWSKA, PhD; KRZYSZTOF STACHOWIAK, PhD

Goethe-Institut Warsaw (ul. Chmielna 13A)

19.00 – 20.00
discussion panel
OBERHAUSEN MANIFESTO
debate about the importance of short films in contemporary film culture
guests: CHRISTIANE BÜCHNER; MAIKE MIA HÖHNE; KUBA MIKURDA; JAKUB MAJMUREK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM DIRECTION – INTRODUCTION – discussion panel

15.30 – 18.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
CONCEPTUAL AND SCRIPTWRITING WORKS

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK
analysis workshops on the feature film
THE RECEPTION OF THE FILM “PHARAON”, METHODOLOGY OF FILM ANALYSIS, THE ROLE OF SCENOGRAPHY AND PROPS
conducting: ROBERT BIRKHOLC, PhD; SEWERYN KUŚMIERCZYK, PhD; ALEKSANDRA PASZKOWSKA

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club
FILMFORUM’S 15th ANNIVERSARY

>>> 8.11.2018 (Thursday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 3

11.00 – 13.30
Enterprise Europe Network Central Poland
project information panel
Support for SMEs in searching for financing, transfer of innovative technologies and internationalization of activities in the creative sector.
Establishing international cooperation in the production and distribution of audiovisual works.

14.00 – 15.40
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
5th SCREENING

16.00 – 17.40
Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
screenings of the nominated films
6th SCREENING

18.00 – 19.30
special screening
OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective
1st SCREENING

19.45 – 21.30
special screening
OBERHAUSEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective
2nd SCREENING

21.45 – 23.45
special screening
SURPRISE SCREENING

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
DIFFERENT PATHS OF FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION
conducting: NATALIA GRZEGORZEK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

12.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
FILM PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION
– INTRODUCTION
discussion panel

15.30 – 18.00
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK – analysis workshops on the feature film
DIRECTION, EDITING AND ACTING IN THE “PHARAOH” FILM
conducting: AGNIESZKA KORYCKA

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 9.11.2018 (Friday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

15.00 – 16.30
special screening
VIENNA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
retrospective

17.00 – 18.35
Main Competition
1st SCREENING

18.50 – 20.25
Main Competition
2nd SCREENING

20.45 – 21.45
PRODUCERS AND SCRIPTWRITERS – SPARRING PARTNERS OR FRIENDS?
debate about cooperation in a new production model
conducting: MARCIN RADOMSKI

22.00 – 23.35
special screening
“ANIMALS”, dir. Greg Zglinski

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

10.00 – 11.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
INTERNATIONAL FILM MARKET
conducting: JOANNA SZYMAŃSKA

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

10.00 – 13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

15.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
taking shots for film exercises

18.30 – 21.00
Pracownia A35
EDUCATION OF A LOOK – analysis workshops on the feature film
PICTURES, SOUND AND MUSIC IN THE “PHARAON” FILM
conducting: SEWERYN KUŚMIERCZYK, PhD; JACEK PAJĄK, PhD

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 10.11.2018 (Saturday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

11.30 – 13.00
special screening
LONDON FILM SCHOOL
retrospective,presentation of the latest achievements

13.30 – 15.00
workshop
“ROJST” series
CASE STUDY FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN EDITOR
conducting: RAFAŁ LISTOPAD

15.30 – 17.00
workshop
THE JOB OF A CINEMATOGRAPHER
environment and specificity of work, current standards
conducting: MIKOŁAJ ŁEBKOWSKI

17.30 – 19.00
Main Competition
3rd SCREENING

19.20 – 20.50
Main Competition
4th SCREENING

21.10 – 22.35
Main Competition
5th SCREENING

22.45
special screening
VHS Hell
“SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE II”, dir. Jim Wynorski

Warsaw Film School (ul. gen. Józefa Zajączka 7)

11.00 – 12.30
INTERFILMLAB 2.0 – support of the export potential of Polish cinematography in the international non-festival cycle
lecture
PROMOTIONAL FILM PACKAGE – HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE FESTIVAL PROMOTION?
conducting: ZOFIA HORSZCZARUK

Pracownia A35 (ul. gen. Władysława Andersa 35)

10.00 – 12.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
meeting with expert
HOW TO EDIT A REALIZED FILM MATERIAL?
introduction to issues related to editing and post-production of the film
conducting: RAFAŁ LISTOPAD

13.30
CINEMAFORUM – International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ Programme
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS
editing and post-production of realized film exercises

Miejsce Chwila (ul. Żurawia 47)

23.00
CINEMAFORUM Festival Club

>>> 11.11.2018 (Sunday)

KINOTEKA Cinema (Palace of Culture and Science, pl. Defilad 1) – CINEMA HALL 4

10.00 – 12.00
THE GREAT FINAL OF FILM EDUCATION PROGRAMMES
screening of the films made during the workshops

  • International Film Workshops within the ERASMUS+ programme
  • 3rd Youth Reportage Workshops
  • “To był lipiec 1945” – programme of historical film education concerning events related to the Augustów roundup.

12.30 – 14.00
special screening
“THE SUN ISLAND”, dir. Thomas Elsaesser

14.15 – 15.15
workshop
LOW-BUDGET FILM DIRECTION
conducting: WOJCIECH SOLARZ

15.15 – 16.20
special screening
“OKNA, OKNA”, dir. Wojciech Solarz

19.30
FINAL CEREMONY

  • The announcement of the results of The International Short Feature Film Competition
  • The ceremony of Jan Machulski Polish Independent Film Awards
  • The final of 2nd edition Masovian Script Competition SCRIPT WARS

21.00
treat for accredited guests

21.30
special screening
INDEPENDENT MUSIC VIDEOS OVERVIEW