Midsummer Workshop in MålsElv, Norway!
FilmCamp AS was supporting SOURCES 2, who arranged a Script Development Workshop at FilmCamp for the third time. The session started the 11th of June and lasted until the 19th of June 2009.
Eight feature film projects and five creative documentaries were selected for participation. Writers, directors and producers from Austria, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom were meeting these days for an intensive seven-day session in order to develop their projects and receive professional training. The workshop will be followed by a three-month coaching period and a follow-up session.
Participants with feature film projects are working in two small groups, guided by Louise Gough (dramatic adviser, script consultant, script editor; Australia) and Michael Seeber (scriptwriter, script consultant, director, producer; Austria). The creative documentary group were guided by David Wingate (dramatic adviser, script consultant, script editor; United Kingdom/Sweden).
The workshop's general programme included the following public events:
British writer and director Duane Hopkins will presented his successful feature film Better Things (2008), a film he developed through the SOURCES 2 programme.
Finnish documentary filmmaker and producer Ulla Simonen gave a lecture about the borderline between fiction and documentary, Discovering a New Genre - 'Doction'?
French writer and director Jan Kounen held the traditional SOURCES of Inspiration Lecture, preceded by the screening of his recent feature film Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009), the closing film of this year's Cannes Film Festival. The screening was held for invited guests only.
The rest of the week, in individual sessions with participants, German producer Dagmar Jacobsen provided her feedback and advice on how to improve the dialogue between writers and producers during the development process.
Sidsel Hellebø-Hansson from MEDIA Desk Norway is also present at FilmCamp , availible for individual meetings with the participants.
FilmCamp AS, tel. +47.77833500, email@example.com, www.filmcamp.no