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How to prepare your first film with Agnieszka Smoczyńska?

Are you interested in film directing? Do you have projects to implement, but you feel stuck? Are you in need of mentoring and you failed to sign up for an online film directing course with Agnieszka Smoczyńska? Nothing to worry about! We invite you to participate in its second edition!

In a series of four meetings – between February 27 and March 15 – the director will reveal the secrets of film directing, finding a subject and characters. Using her own experience – gained, ie. on the set of “The Lure” or “Silent Twins” – she will also explain how to guide actors and working with the cinematographer, production designer and the rest of the crew. She will advise on how to present and defend your vision for the film.

Photo by Filip Błażejowski

If you are interested in attending the course, please send your application with a resume, and one project (text or short film) to: biuro@filmspringopen.eu.

Deadline for submissions: 22.02.2023r.

More details to be found HERE.

Photo by Filip Błażejowski

Agnieszka Smoczyńska: graduated in Culture Studies and Directing from the Radio and Television Faculty of the University of Silesia in Katowice. Awarded numerous times for her short feature films. In 2015 she made her debut with “The Lure” which won her Best Debut at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia and an Eagle award in the Discovery of the Year category, together with dozens of awards around the world, including in Porto, Sophia, Montreal, Vilnius and at the Sundance Film Festival where the film received a Special Award for its ‘unique vision and design’.

She took part in the European Cinema: “Ten Women Filmmakers to Watch” programme. Winner of the Global Filmmaking Award funded by the Sundance Institute. Her second feature film, “Fugue”, had its premiere in Cannes as part of the prestigious Critics’ Week section.

Her second feature film “Fugue” premiered in Cannes as part of Critics’ Week. Her latest work, the English-language debut “The Silent Twins” with Letitia Wright, was also shown for the first time at Cannes, in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section.

Remember that the Film Spring Open is not only the Workshop.Participants get the opportunity to develop projects under the supervision of experts throughout the year during online courses and individual consultations. E-learning assumes access to theoretical knowledge that can be used in practice during stationary workshops.Among the courses offered as part of Film Spring Open Online, there are also classes in: animation with Tomasz Siwiński, nature film with Krzysztof Kubik, VR post-production with Konrad Ziaja, film music with Magdalena Miśka-Jackowska as well as “run and gun” with Maciej Janicki.

More information about the rules of participation can be found on our website.

Photo by Bea Marciniak

Film Spring Open Online

Co-funded by the Ministry of Culture National and Heritage of the Republic of Poland from the Culture Promotion Fund, CO-FINANCED BY THE STATE BUDGET


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