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Film Directing course with Béla Tarr Call for Applications

Monday, November 27, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Béla Tarr - 2 Week Film Directing Course
Open Call For Applications till 15th of December

26th of February to 11th of March 2018 - Espinho, Portugal

We are delighted to announce somthing very special for 2018:The launch of a 2-week Film Directing course with Béla Tarr!
This will be an unique opportunity to develop your skills in Film Directing with Béla Tarr, one of the most important film directors of the past thirty years, who will guide them throughout the whole process of filmmaking.

You will have an educational experience of excellence, withBéla Tarrone o the most revered filmmakers alive, and who, during his extensivecareer in the film industry , has directed films such asSátántangó(1994), which has won, among others, the Caligari Film Prize,The Man from London(2007) in Berlin International Film Festival, nominated to Palme D’or in Cannes Film andThe Turin Horse(2011), which won the FIPRESCI Prize, the Silver Berlin Bear and was nominated to the Golden Berlin Bear in Berlin International Film Festival, among many others.

This2-week intensive workshop is strictly limited to 12 participantsmaximum, we advise to apply as soon as possible. The call forapllicantions will close on 15th of December 2017. After that,theselection process will be led by Béla Tarr himself.The selected participants will be informed till 8th of January 2018.
The workshop will take place in Espinho, Portugal from the 26thof February to the 11thof March 2018.

For more information and to register please visit ourwebsite.
Béla Tarr (Pécs, 21 July 1955) is a Hungarian film director, widely regarded as one of the most influential film authors of the past thirty years.

Béla Tarr began making amateur films at the age of 16. His amateur work brought him to the attention of the Bela Balazs Studios (named in honour of the Hungarian cinema theorist), which helped fund Tarr's 1979 feature debut “Family Nest”. The 1981 work “The Outsider” and the following year's “The Prefab People” continued in much the same vein, but with a 1982 television adaptation of Macbeth, his work began to change dramatically; comprised of only two shots, the first shot (before the main title) was five minutes long, with the second 67 minutes in length. After 1984's “Almanac of Fall”, Tarr (who had written his first four features alone) began collaborating with Hungarian novelist Laszlo Krasznahorkai for 1987's “Damnation”.

A planned adaptation of Krasznahorkai's epic novel “Satantango” took over seven years to realize. The film, a 415-minute masterpiece, finally appeared to international acclaim in 1994.
His 7 and a half hour masterpiece, won the Berlin International Film Festival Caligari Award, the Prix de l’Age d’Or award, and the National Society of Film Critics Award (USA) for experimental film. “The Man From London” (2007) was nominated for the Palme d’or at Cannes Film Festival.
“Werckmeister Harmonies” (2000) was nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won two Hungarian Film Critics Awards. His last film “The Turin Horse” won the Berlin International Film Festival’s Silver Bear and FIPRESCI Awards, and the FIPRESCI Best Foreign Film Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

In January 2011, Bela Tarr joined the Board of Directors of the recently formed cinema foundation and NGO for human rights Cine Foundation International and in September of the next year, he received the BIAFF special award for lifetime achievement.

For more information and to register please visit ourwebsite.
Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Espinho, Portugal
Applicantion Price: 50 euros (reimburse to those who are selected)
Workshop Price: 1599 euros
Number of participants: 12

Timeline for the workshop
Deadline for applications:
15th of December 2017
Selection announcement: 8th of January2018
Workshop:26th of Februaryto 11th of March2018
Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr will lead a practical two week Film Directing workshop in Espinho, Portugal.

The workshop will give the opportunity to 12 participants to write and develop scripts in work groups of 4 participants who will work together to produce a short-film in these two weeks.

The workshop will follow the logic of transmitting knowledge by practical work, being extremely practical.

Béla Tarr will share his knowledge and experience with the participants while, at the same time, will respond to each participant’s personal history and artistIc practice, in order to guide them throughout the whole process of filmmaking.

The workshop will not attend a right\wrong logic, but rather will be an insight on Bela Tarr's point of view of filmmaking and his personal process.

The participants will be chosen directly by Béla Tarr. There is an application fee of 50EUR which will be reimburse to those who are selected.
To make the application, you need to fill the application form and send us your portfolio and a motivation letter.

This is what I can say to young filmmakers: Go and be more radical, be more revolutionary than I was.” Béla Tarr

For more informations about this workshop please, visit the workshopwebpage.

If you have any further questions, please contact us atfilmlab@fest.ptor reply to this email.

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