Film Production Workshop Open Call
Imitana Productions in partnership with the Goethe–Institut Kigali and Rwanda Arts Initiative are organizing a workshop for filmmakers. Themed Power In Constraints, this is a workshop focusing on Film Production.
Call For Application:
If you are an aspiring filmmaker based in Kigali, don’t miss this call to apply for the film production workshop, that will go deep on new ways of reinventing how cinema is made, by blurring the line between documentary and fiction, at the same time using limited means.
The workshop to be conducted by Mbabazi Philbert Aimé and Ishimwe Samuel, directors of acclaimed short films “I Got My Things and Left” and “Imfura” respectively will further select 8 participants, who will go through a week of mentorship on their project, after which one or two of the project will be selected
to be produced and the rest of the participants will team up on the selected project(s) to go into production in the second week of the workshop.
The workshop will be built on the specific idea of using an “Experimenting ground”, a practice that invites the fiction into reality and vice-versa. The
filmmakers/mentors have been experimenting this notion they got from their time at the film school “HEAD Geneva”, and have adapted it to the Rwandan film-making realities.
The workshop is practical and intensive, covering the writing, pre-production, production and post productions phases. The aim of the workshop is to launch careers. The final selected projects will be produced as
part of the workshop and receive guidance and follow up to navigate the film festivals circuit, through the
wide reaching network at the disposal of the mentors.
The workshop will be closed in an evening of the screening of the produced short film(s).
Submissions open from 12th of December, 2019
Deadline: 5th of January 2020
All applications should be sent via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements: (all documents should be sent in PDF format)
1. An “Experimenting ground”
What we call an “Experimenting ground” is the reality from which you are going from to build your story. It
can be a real person, a location, a group of people or other, that is real and serves as an inspiration from
which you can build a fictional story.
An “experimenting ground” can be:
• A place: “a Barber shop, a Market place, a home, a bar, a street, etc…”
• A person: “A real person you know that you could build a story around to make your film”
• A group of people “a choir, a class of students, a group of friends, workers, etc”
Write a short description of your “Experimenting ground” and what inspires you to make a film about it.
2. A one page treatment of the story you wish to build around the “Experimenting ground”
3. Motivation letter: Tell us about yourself and your relationship with Cinema
4. A written Script or visual approach would be welcomed but are not mandatory.
1. No Experience required
2. The workshop is intensive and all participants should be able to commit to the full length of the workshop in Kigali: 13th to 30th of January, 2020
3. The project you submit has to be set in Kigali or shootable in Kigali
4. Participation is free of charge
The selected participants will be announced on the January 8,2020.
-The most prepared participants will enhance their chances of getting their project produced
-A small daily transport fee will be provided to all participants
-A lunch meal will be provided during the full period of the workshop
– If you have any questions or need some clarifications about the workshop, don’t hesitate to contact us on:
email@example.com or via its facebook page “Imitana Productions”
Women are highly encouraged to apply!