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Summer Film Criticism Workshop

Filmfest Dresden & Lago Film Fest

article by Talking Shorts Team

What?

Lago Film Fest & FILMFEST DRESDEN join forces with Talking Shorts to bring you an exclusive workshop on short film criticism. You will gain insights into journalistic practice under the guidance of established journalists and film scholars. You will acquire the fundamental craft of film criticism, learn strategies for conducting interviews and gain insights into the history, development and tendencies of short film. You will exchange views with professionals on country-specific peculiarities of the world of short film and write film reviews and interviews. The work on the texts will be editorially supervised during the festival. The best ones will be published on our website.

Who is it for?

The workshop is directed at students of humanities as well as graduates / young professionals and aspiring film critics, who want to work in the field of film and film journalism and/or criticism.

Duration

The workshop will be held in Dresden (July 9 — 18) and Lago (July 24 — 31). You can either join both sessions and deepen your knowledge or you take part in only one.

Fees

DRESDEN
The fee for the workshop will be 250 Euros. You will receive a festival accreditation that allows access to all screenings and events. Accommodation and breakfast (double room shared with another workshop participant) are provided by the festival. We offer small travel grants for all non-German participants.

LAGO
The fee will be 300 Euros. You will receive a festival accreditation that allows access to all screenings and events. Accommodation and breakfast (room shared with another workshop participant) are provided by the festival.

DRESDEN & LAGO: 500 Euros

How to apply

To apply for the workshop, please send us the following:

  • — a motivational letter (1 page max.) on why you want to write about short films
  • — a film review of a film of your choice (1,000 - 4,000 characters incl. spaces)
  • — your CV

Please send your application to Ricardo Brunn at talkingshorts@filmfest-dresden.de.
Deadline for applications is June 22, 2021

Read more

via talking_shorts_for_applications_2021.pdf.

The workshop is limited to 6 people. Participants will be notified by June 25, 2021 the latest. The workshop will be held in accordance with the current COVID-19 regulations.