FILM SCRIPTWRITING GROUP

Group tutor: Borys Lankosz, Łukasz M. Maciejewski

The application containing: name, surname and a 10-page treatment of the feature film should be sent to: biuro@filmspringopen.eu until September 10th. The results will be announced on October 5th.

The work of the script writing group will be based both on intensive individual one-to-one tutorials and on the participants’ joint work. Each morning is designated for work with one participant on their individual project and in the afternoons the group will work together.

Of course, the screenwriting group participants can attend all other lectures, workshops and screenings included in the Film Spring Workshop’s programme.

Photo: Adam Golec

“It is a great opportunity to meet young filmmakers from around the world. I believe that by sharing my experience with them, I will be able to give them strength and inspiration for further development and creativity” – says Borys Lankosz.

“In 2008, I was a participant of the Film Spring Workshop. Today I have the pleasure of consulting in the very good company of other film professionals. This is the best proof of the effectiveness of this workshops”- says Łukasz M. Maciejewski

Photo: directors Guild of Poland

Borys Lankosz is one of the most popular Polish filmmakers of his generation. Alumnus of the famous National Film School in Lodz, he made his debut in 2001 with a harrowing documentary ‘Evolution’ about neglected patients of a mental institution, awarded on various international documentary festivals, including San Francisco International Film Festival. His documentary ‘Radegast’ (2008) tells the story of Western European Jews, deported to the ghetto of Lodz via the namesake train station, the Nazi gates of hell. Polish moviegoers known Lankosz primarily for his feature movies – his dark comedy about Stalinism ‘Reverse’ (2009) (the plot can be summarized as ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ meets ‘1984’) was the Polish official entry for the Academy Award. His thriller ‘A Grain of Truth’, where the phantoms of medieval antisemitism seem to reappear in a contemporary small Polish town, was a box office hit of 2015. Currently, Lankosz is finishing his third feature, ‘Dark, Almost Night’.

 

Copyright: Marcin Koszałka

Łukasz M. Maciejewski – author of scripts for film and television, awarded the Main Prize in the Hartley-Merrill competition for the screenplay “Waszyński”. A graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film. The films he wrote scripts for have won over 20 awards at national and international film festivals. Co-author of the script of the feature debut of Marcin Koszałka “Czerwony pająk” (awarded at the festival in Arras, Cairo, Koszalin, Sopot, Wiesbaden Orenburg, Special Jury Award of the 41st Gdynia Film Festival). Co-documentator of short films directed by Arek Biedrzycki “Frequency of vibrations” and “He looks bad from us” (award at the Young Cinema Competition of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival). He lives and works in Krakow.