October 17 - 20, 2012
The Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava, Slovakia

European training programme EKRAN 2014

Call For Projects

What is EKRAN?

EKRAN (polish world for “screen”) is a unique hands-on training programme focusing on creative pre-production process. EKRAN helps to find the right tone for the film, develops the skills of storytelling with images, gives an opportunity to experiment with casting and casting trials. Every participating project is 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.

The EKRAN process includes three sessions, which are:
- Treatment and / or script development
- 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; presentation of participants’ projects
- Production and Marketing strategies; individual consultancy on participants’ projects

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.

The Tutors
The Tuotors of the EKRAN Programme are world-famous filmmakers: Andrzej Wajda, Volker Schloendorff, Alexander Sokurov, Wojciech Marczewski (Head of EKRAN Programme), Jerzy Zieliński, Mogens Rukov (Denmark); Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary); Udayan Prasad, Denijal Hasanovic, Paweł Pawlikowski, Witold Stok, Jan Fleischer (Czech Republic), Marilyn Milgrom, Antoine Jaccoud (Switzerland), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Germany).

EKRAN is based on teamwork and involves professionals from several fields. The primary target group consists of European directors or writer/directors who have realised their first feature or several shorts. Writer/directors will participate with their own treatment/script, whereas directors will participate with a treatment/script they are developing with their co-writer.

In order to be accepted by EKRAN, the creative team should be consisting of:
- director or writer/director
- the writer or co-writer of the script (where applicable) - the producer committed to the project - the director of photography they intend to work with (optional)
The writer or co-writer, producer and director of photography are the secondary target group of the programme. However each and every professional team member will be given specific guidance by experts with professional experience in each of the creative teams’ production roles throughout the programme.

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: 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 Lithuania – which should be sent to the appropriate EKRAN Partners’ addresses listed below) must be sent to until 2nd December 2013 to:

Wajda Studio | Wajda School ul. Chełmska 21
00-724 Warsaw

More information about programme and sessions: www.ekran.info.pl

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