New Project Development Workshop
Learn a method with award-winning results
Get access to the process that generated two selections and one Grand Prize at Cannes International Film Festival.
Practice and get personalized feedback
Find out how, apply, get feedback, improve, go to the next step – we dare you to find a better and more efficient way to learn filmmaking!
Focus on what really matters
The Story, the Empathy, the Emotion. Get better at handling the most critical elements of the filmmaking process. The rest of the knowledge is freely accessible on the web, one click away.
Spend your time wisely
Ten days that might very well be the equivalent of one student year at a film school. Plus, a bonus: put your time to its' best use, by acquiring an innovative toolbox of Anthropology & Filmmaking skills, applicable in various life and creative contexts.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You will be guided in the process of shooting and editing a short documentary film on the workshop theme. While performing this hands-on process, you will learn the fundamentals of our accelerated method, which combines Filmmaking and Anthropology tools. Along the way, you will receive personalized feedback on your work and be coached to improve your storytelling skills.
The recommended approach is for you to be part of a team working on a project, but doing everything on your own is also acceptable.
Independent filmmakers, directors, cinematographers, editors, visual anthropologists, videographers, etc.
We do not have restrictions besides the aspiration and, preferably, passion for becoming a better visual storyteller.
Our requirement is for you to be familiar with the basics of shooting and editing, as our workshop is focused on the essence of the filmmaking process: special filming, editing, and anthropological techniques dedicated to optimizing your storytelling abilities.
THEME & LOCATION
For 2022, we have chosen two unique Spanish towns with great storytelling potential: - Cádiz and Granada. The theme of the year is Social and Cultural Heritage.
An intense ten days filmmaking experience, structured as follows:
1 day - Introduction, 2 days - Pre-production, 3 days - Production, 2 days - Post-production, 1 day - Pitching, Mentorship for the Future & Conclusions.You can check the available dates by accessing the booking button at the bottom of the page.
One day online to further refine your edit. The exact date will be determined based on your and Tutors' availability in the following month after the offline session.
TUTOR & COACH
You will learn and work mentored by Ionuț Pițurescu, an award-winning filmmaker with a Ph.D. in Sociology and Visual Anthropology, founder of Cineimpact Film Academy.
During the workshop, you will receive personalized advice and you will have the opportunity to clarify all topics that hold you back in your progress.
The places are limited as we welcome a small number of students per session, therefore we encourage you to book your place early.
Considering the workshop's accelerated nature, you will be required to use your own filming & editing equipment. Using the tools you are familiar with will enable you to focus on what really matters: crafting a great story.
ON-LINE SPECIAL OFFER for the less mobile students
If you are interested in our workshop but cannot travel to any of these locations, if you just prefer to learn how to apply our storytelling method by doing a project at home or closer to your project's shooting location, you can join us online.
Send us an email at the address:
to find out how the Cineimpact Story Accelerator can get tailor-made in order to help you overcome your creative challenges!
At the end of your learning journey with us, you will know in theory and practice:
How to explore a new social context searching for convincible characters and a story matching the selected theme
How to assess different story angles and potential characters to decide what is worthwhile, taking into account your time investments or limitations
How to connect at deeper human levels with the characters and get access to their intimate story layers
The correlation between the purpose you chose for the film, your theme, story, visual language, message, and the audience. Playing with them and forging them until you reach the optimal balance.
Planning, Designing, Thinking the shooting stage to enable a successful editing process.
Filming techniques focused on emotion. Using characters' emotions as cues for what is happening in the story and learning how to shoot for the viewer's empathic reaction.
Constantly revising your story arc while shooting and optimizing the story structure from one day to another.
How to craft the best story possible during the editing stage. Understanding what "best story possible" means in the particular situation of the moment and how to decide accordingly.
Editing techniques that save time and help in finding the optimal story to be told, starting from the existing footage.
Work on the various stages of your film while constantly thinking about the distribution strategy and its' impact on the final format of your project.
How to enjoy exploring new territories, subjects, stories and get the maximum out of the filmmaking experience.
Ethical filmmaking principles.