Overview of the Documentary Workshop

The Documentary Workshop aims to teach students knowledge and know-how: from writing and directing documentary films to forming your own personal network of professionals.

Professional training is over 10 months (not full time), available to 12 students and designed to develop a documentary film project and produce a first draft. The workshop aims to teach students knowledge and know-how: from writing and directing documentary films to forming your own personal network of professionals.

Aimed at audiovisual and live performance professionals and writers wishing to develop a creative documentary film project.

Objectives

  • Compile a documentary film dossier to be presented to a producer, a distributor or a funding council.
  • Produce the first cut of a short film to test out your directing choices and support the film presentation dossier.
  • Further your knowledge and critical analysis skills of different forms of documentary film writing.
  • Situate your project in the documentary production and distribution landscape and develop your professional network.
  • Find the most suitable production method for your film to give it the best chance to be made.

Information

Application deadline: 28 January 2014
Admission interview dates: 24 and 25 February 2014
Course dates: 20 March to 12 December 2014
Length: 406 hours at the School
Frequency: 1 week a month
Cost per participant: €8,200 (professional training grants available, please enquire)

Partners

AFDAS
Ecla Aquitaine
Regional Council of PACA,
Ouest Provence Film Council
Regional Council of Aquitaine,
Regional Council of Ile de France,
Sunnyside of the docs

Contact

Arielle Pannetier,
Head of Continuous Learning:
+33 (0)1 53 41 21 41
Anne Lebelle, assistant: +33 (0)1 53 41 21 40
formation.continue@femis.fr