Do we really need to encourage people to do documentaries? After all, the world around us constantly inspires us to be described. And who better to learn from than the master of documentaries, Paweł Łoziński? We invite everyone interested to join the Documentary Film Group mentored by the director!
The Film Spring Open Workshop is celebrating its 18th anniversary. There will be no shortage of distinguished guests, group leaders and lecturers from the world of film. This group will include: Ewa Puszczyńska, Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Ilona Łepkowska, Justyna Pawlak (Watchout Studio) and Tomasz Bagiński. They will also be joined by a good friend of the Film Spring Workshop, Paweł Łoziński.
A minimum of theory and as much film practice as possible!
Our world, the real one we live in, has already been created, we don’t need to build it from scratch like the feature filmmakers do. All we have to do is pick a theme and characters from it. They already have stories ready inside them just waiting to be written down. In a documentary, the truest actors, expensive sets, perfectly fitting costumes and shot props are for free. We get dialogues and situations that cannot be invented in any script. A documentary is a unique opportunity to meet great people, to enter where no one has been with a camera before. If you have a curiosity about people, sensitivity and empathy, there is a great opportunity to tell the story from your own point of view,
says Paweł Łoziński.
What excites me most about documentaries is that when I press the “REC” button on the camera, I don’t know what’s going to happen next. But before that happens, I have to give myself a chance – find a hero, a place, an issue I want to make a film about.
We will prepare documentation for your projects, write scripts, choose locations, work with your characters, shoot the material and edit it together. I encourage you to take part in the Documentary Film Group, the world is waiting for the stories told by your camera!,
– ads the mentor.
Paweł Łoziński: polish director, cameraman and producer of documentary films. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Lodz. He lectures in documentary film direction at the National Film School in Lodz and Gdynia Film School. Author of more than 20 award-winning documentary films. He makes distinct and emotionally charged documentaries about people of whom he draws intimate portraits. He is also the author of photography to many of his films. His films such as “Birthplace”, “The Way It Is” or “You Have No Idea How Much I Love You” are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.
His latest documentary, “The Balcony Movie”, received a number of nominations and awards at international festivals, including: Special Jury Prize in Locarno. It was also on the list of Oscar candidates.
Details avaliable HERE.
The 18th Film Spring Open is held in Krakow from 10th to 19th of October.
More information HERE.
Registration form HERE.
Watch the trailer of the Film Spring Open Workshop 2023!