Ukrainian and Belarusian filmmakers are invited to apply to Warsaw Next workshop

Warsaw Next – workshops for young filmmakers opens its call for submissions
This year Ukrainian and Belarusian filmmakers are also invited to apply to Warsaw Next.
Warsaw Next is a workshop for young Polish filmmakers (directors, screenwriters and producers), and film and art school students who are currently working on their first feature film. The workshop features a series of masterclasses, lectures and panel discussions with filmmakers and industry representatives. This year participants will also have the opportunity to consult their projects with renowned script consultants. Participation in the workshops is a great opportunity to network, exchange ideas and experiences, and above all, gain practical knowledge about the film market.
Each year Warsaw Next hosts guests from Poland and abroad: representatives of the local and international film industry, as well as filmmakers with significant track records. In previous years, the participants had the opportunity to learn about the film industry from renowned experts and filmmakers, including producers Marek Rozenbaum of Transfax Film Productions, Nik Powell of Scala Productions (earlier Palace Pictures), Dariusz Jabłoński of Apple Film Production, and Ewa Puszczyńska of Opus Film and Extreme Emotions; from film festival representatives: Piers Handling, the longtime director of the Toronto Film Festival, and Jule Rozite, a programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival; from film directors, such as Joanna Kos-Krauze and Andrzej Jakimowski; from script consultants Franz Rodenkirchen and Françoise von Roy; and a pitching expert Gabriele Brunnenmeyer. A list of this year’s guests will be available on the Festival’s website in early October.
Given that some of the activities will be conducted in English, good knowledge of English is required to participate in the workshop.
The deadline for submitting applications is September 15, 2022. The workshop cost is PLN 250 and includes the Festival accreditation, entitling you to attend film screenings, valid for the entire period of the Festival. Costs of travel and accommodation are not covered.

Warsaw Next, WFF
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