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DTFF Filmmaker’s Lab – in collaboration with Tribeca NY

Start date:
Apr 19, 2010
7 months
Ability Level:

A series of four filmmaking workshops over a 7 month period, including a week long exchange in New York!
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A group of 8 aspiring filmmakers from Qatar began an extraordinary creative journey at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. The selected filmmakers attended a series of Screenwriting workshops, Festival events, film screenings, industry meetings, and mentoring sessions. With the help of notable film professionals, these young filmmakers will harness this knowledge as they set out to execute a 10-minute short film from conception to finish.

With the Festival now completed, each participant is currently working on a 10-page screenplay with the guidance of mentors. The filmmakers will then bring their screenplays to a two-week Pre-Production workshop in Doha in June. The filmmakers will learn to interpret their screenplays for the screen, collaborate with actors and crew members, and utilize the camera.

During a 35 day shooting period, these filmmakers will shoot their short films in Doha and work as crew members for one another. They will then take their raw footage to the Post-Production workshop, which will take place in August. The Filmmakers will collaborate with professional editors in order to shape their films over a three-week period.

The works will be screened for critics, screenwriters, and directors at the Rough Cuts Screening Workshop in September. Each student will receive constructive feedback from the guest instructors which they will utilize in order to further improve their films.

The finished films will be screened at the 2010 Doha Tribeca Film Festival in October.

Instructors and mentors for the DTFF Filmmaker’s Lab have included:

  • Hilary Brougher
  • Patricia Clarkson
  • Sabrina Dhawan
  • Geoff Gilmore
  • Ted Hope
  • Ruba Nadda
  • Jessica Alba
  • Ron Nyswaner
  • Joe Pichirallo
  • Jane Rosenthal

How To Apply
Submissions for the DTFF Filmmaker Program ended on March 29th 2010. Thank you to everyone who applied for a place in the program!

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