Workshop | From image to story

Workshop | From image to story

Publié par Claire Gautier le Wednesday 25 May 2022

Workshop | From image to story

Balimage is pleased to invite you to a workshop around the different methods of filmic writing with non-verbal material. The workshop is organized in the framework of Bildrausch Filmfest Basel.


The workshop will be led by the Argentine duo Luciana Acuña et Alejo Moguillansky. The method of cinematic writing: first the image, then a fiction and finally, at best, an idea. It is the inversion of working with preconceived scripts. The goal of the course is to analyze and explore possible methods of film writing based on non-verbal, non-argumentative material.

 

Program:

  • Part 1 : Lecture with film clips: on works of the duo Acuña / Moguillansky as well as on influences from film history.
  • Part 2 : practice | creating and shooting film sequences in the group
  • Part 3 : review and analysis of the material produced by the groups

 

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Writers’ workshop: Develop your content and your film ideas!

Publié par Claire Gautier le Tuesday 24 May 2022

Writers’ workshop: Develop your content and your film ideas!

Balimage is pleased to invite you to a workshop on content  and story development


Writing a screenplay is a sensitive, sometimes fragile and very personal process.
Long before resorting to the dramaturgical toolbox, the rules of which are handed down in numerous textbooks and courses, it is first of all a matter of confronting one’s own material – and thus oneself – and finding the personal, unique attitude with which one can tell a story and no one else.

What does this mean in concrete terms? What are the steps in developing a story? What are the chances, the risks and the singularities offered to the author? Are there any rules that cannot be deviated from in this work that draws its strength from the freedom of the mind? This workshop will address the benefits of teamwork in this process by asking how teamwork works in this process.

This workshop will be led by Julia Willmann, a long-time screenwriter and professor of content development in Germany (e.g. at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin) and Switzerland (e.g. at the ZHdK). Prior to that, she worked for Arte in Strasbourg for a long time and as a director in Cologne. Julia grew up in Freiburg im Breisgau, studied Romance and German languages and literature as well as media studies in Aix-en-Provence (FR), and then film making in Berlin. She is therefore very familiar with all the regions that make up the Upper Rhine.

 

Application deadline on June 7th!

 

Programm

10 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. : Short introduction round (person & film idea) – Exemples of story development talk

12.30 – 13.30  : Lunch

13.30 – 16.30 : Further development of own film idea in groups

16.40 – 17.30 : Exchange in plenum about findings

 

 

 


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Workshop “writing about regional content”

Publié par Célia Janus le Thursday 13 January 2022

Workshop “writing about regional content”

The CinEuro Upper Rhine project and Balimage are pleased to invite you to the tri-national workshop on writing “regional content” to be held on February 25, 2022 in Basel.

How can regional topics be integrated into films, how can stories be anchored in a region? What are the possibilities offered by the trinational Upper Rhine region, on the border between France, Germany and Switzerland?

This is what author Jan Galli (Freiburg i. Br./Berlin, among others author of the series “Bad Banks”), director Max Disbeaux (Strasbourg, author of the film “Fessenheim 75”), historian and ethnologist Markus Moehring (Director of the “Dreiland” museum) and journalist Peter Schenk will show you.

Program:

Part 1: “Reading” a region, identifying materials, stories and locations.

Part 2: Example “Fessenheim 75”, a feature film in development with a regional topic and an international theme

Part 3: The practice of experimentation: can “my” regional story reach people beyond the region? How to write universaly about local events?

 

The workshop is bilingual (German/French) with interpretation. Limited number of participants.


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REELS DU RHIN – Script Lab for serial Social-Media Formats

Publié par Charlotte Monnier le Monday 6 December 2021

REELS DU RHIN – Script Lab for serial Social-Media Formats

Submit your application now to participate to the Script-Lab “REELS DU RHIN”, organized in the framework of the INTERREG-project CinEuro!

This Script-Lab will offer you the opportunity to conceive a series intended to be broadcast on social networks, grouped in small trinational teams (fr/de/ch). You will be free to develop the concept of your choice: fiction or reportage.

However, it is essential that your stories concern people from the Upper Rhine region and tell stories about the borders that connect us. You will be accompanied by professional scriptwriters, your coaches. In addition, you will also receive professional advices from authors, producers or broadcasters who develop formats for social networks or who commission them as broadcasters. They will also accompany you online during the Script-Lab in the development of your concept.

You will be able to present your project in Strasbourg in June in front of a professional audience during a pitching session at the Forum Alentours. A jury prize will be awarded to the best project!

13.01 and 14.01 – Online launch event – with presentations by professionals
February to April – Coaching by the coaches
26.04 to 29.04 – Tri-national short film festival SHORTS – first pitch with feedback from professionals
28.06 to 30.06 – Forum Alentours and final public pitching session

We cover the accommodation and travel costs for the event in Offenburg and the travel costs for all other one-day events.

As the number of places is limited, please send your application before 14.12.21
COVID-19: To participate in the project you must be vaccinated or cured.
You confirm this by filling in this form and you will have to bring the corresponding proofs at the first face-to-face meeting.


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Workshop “sustainable production”

Publié par Célia Janus le Tuesday 16 November 2021

Workshop “sustainable production”

Producers, editors, filmmakers and students: join us for a workshop on sustainable film production!

This workshop is organized in the frame of the Fernsehfilmfestivals Baden-Baden and will be held in English.

Topic: Strategies and measures to implement a sustainable workflow in the film industry

Speakers:

  • Anika Kruse, Green Consultant Film & TV -Transformation Manager Sustainable Culture
  • Mareike Pielot, Green Consultant Film & TV – U- Environmental protection officer /environmental auditor – Director ofphotography

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