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Programme Interchange 2013

Date de cloture des inscriptions: 4 mars 2013


Le programme Interchange a été créé dans le but favoriser la coopération entre des professionnels du film d'Europe et du monde arabe à travers la mise en place de stages professionnels centrés sur le développement de projets annuels de long-métrages. Il est ouvert à 10 équipes de scénariste/réalisateur et producteur ainsi qu'à 3 professionnels arabes du cinéma intéressés par une formation de montage.

A travers deux ateliers, dont un à Turin et un à Dubai, et deux séances de tutorats de mi-parcours en ligne, les participants développent des projets et se préparent à la conclusion du programme, à travers le Dubai Film Connection.


Pour plus d'informations sur le programme et pour les modalités d'inscriptions: http://www.torinofilmlab.it/interchange.php


About Interchange

The four main concerns around which the course is built are project development (including script and comprehensive production development), co-production strategies between the European and Arab world, pitching & networking (at the Dubai Film Connection). The project-based training is designed to match the needs of experienced professionals who want to develop their skills through concrete work on their projects - under the expert guidance of international tutors – and who are ready to share their ideas with colleagues and engage themselves in discussions in order to improve and increase their knowledge.
More specifically, we aim at bridging the two regions by training and supporting film professionals from all over Europe and from the following Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. We will select
10 teams of writer/director & producer + 3 Arab trainee script consultants, and
bring them together for 2 residential workshops, one in Turin at the end of
May/beginning of June and one in Dubai in December. The trainee script consultants will be trained as story editors working each on 3 or 4 out of the 10 selected projects.
Interchange is run by TorinoFilmLab, the Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE and it is supported by MEDIA Mundus.

Who can apply?
Teams of writer/director and producer applying with a fiction feature film project: writers and producers must come from either Europe or one of the following Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.
All producer applicants should have a demonstrable track record of producing in their own country, as well as, possibly, internationally. This could include the production of feature films, documentaries, music videos, and advertising.
European applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear connection to or
involvement with the countries indicated above, and the projects they submit should come from or be related to those countries.
Arab film professionals interested in story editing training: film professionals applying as story editor trainees must come from one of the above listed Arab countries and have a good knowledge of Arabic.
The working language of all Interchange workshops and events is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
Workshops & on-line sessions

Participants’ activities take place across 6 months as follows:
May:  1st four-day residential workshop in Torino: assessment of projects’
status, development and pitching workshop with group sessions, lectures and case-studies
August - September: 1st on-line/Skype/e-mail development session: feedback &
consulting, task-setting
October - November: 2nd on-line/Skype/e-mail development session: feedback &
consulting, task-setting, preparation of Book of Projects (catalogue for the
final pitching event)
December:  2nd five-day residential workshop in Dubai: final script assessment, project advice, pitching training, producers’ coaching, case studies + Pitching event and one-to-one meetings at Dubai Film Connection with
film industry professionals from EU and Arab regions.
The training of writers/filmmakers, producers, and story editor trainees is
carried out simultaneously in both residential workshops and, as mentioned
above, the curriculum is designed around project development and co-production
strategies, as well as pitching training in the final session.
Participants will continue working on-line between the two residential workshops and will receive feedback on project development through a schedule
of Skype/e-mail consultations.
A Head Producer will supervise all 10 teams. Each team’s project will also be
analyzed in depth by one of the 3 professional tutors overseeing and guiding as many working groups.
Participation fees & scholarships
There is no entry fee.
Torino Film Lab covers participants' accommodation expenses (hotel and meals) during the workshops. Participants must pay all travel costs.

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