Introduction to the Film Spring Open-Air 2013 programme
Film Spring Open-Air 2013 will take place in Krakow between 26th May and 5th June. Co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Polish Film Institute. Co-organizer: Media Desk Polska. Main Partner: Malopolska Region an in co-operation with Krakow Film Commission.
Tired of waiting.
This year’s Film Spring Open-Air programme has been designed to help you start your careers. Have a look at what we are planning…
Previs your future.
Start to shoot at Film Spring Open-Air what you are truly dreaming of: full-length features in the form of Previs (film drafts). Thanks to our technology partners we will provide you with a complete workflow of film production: at your disposal we will have film equipment for shooting, editing and postproduction of the largest producers such as ARRI, Apple, Canon, HP, Panasonic, Sony.
Lectures on Previs projects and the use of previsualizations in film production:
Next year at Film Spring Open-Air you will have the possibility to present your Previs during industry pitching meetings with producers and decision makers.
How to make films better and cheaper
Lectures on sources and ways to finance film production:
Into the future
We invite outstanding experts specializing in new digital filmmaking techniques:
In addition to the computer generated effects still the strongest illusions or tricks of the eye used in film are special effects traditionally called SFX. About how SFX are truly made during the last Film Spring Open-Air we were told by one of the most renowned SFX experts, Neil Corbould, Oscar® winner for special effects in "The Gladiator" (2001) and three-time BAFTA award winner for special effects in "The Fifth Element" (1998), "Saving Private Ryan" (1999) and "The Day After Tomorrow "(2005), other credits include “Back Hawk Down” (2001), “King Arthur” (2004), “War Horse” (2011), “Snow White and the Huntsman” (2012). He defined "special effects as the art of creating illusions..." He also announced to come to us straight from the set of "Hercules" in Budapest to visit our participants.
Flamberg Group is fascinated with field games LARP (Live Action Role Playing), in which each participant is a hero. Especially for an interactive project that will be made by FilmSpringers during workshops, they prepared a script of the game. The Invent Core Group programmers will connect the world of computer science with the cinema to move the computer adventure game mechanics into film industry. Effects of an interactive performance showing different threads "of the world of LARPs" will be presented on a special prototype tool to compose nonlinear films designed by Invent Core (www.deligic.com).
The newest project in the Film Spring Open-Air programme is Game Jam, co-authored by Maciej Miąsik, a computer games producer at One2Tribe - an interdisciplinary interactive storytelling workshop to connect the world of computer games and films. The aim of this workshop is to create a fiction role-playing game using a film technique through which filmmakers could learn to work with games and game developers.
How I made my film
Unlike many film festivals at Film Spring Open-Air we show films only for workshop analysis by outstanding directors. As before, there will be meetings with authors analysing their recent films, lectures on their film making-of shot after shot, scene by scene and discussions on problems they encountered during filmmaking:
We do not forget short films
At Film Spring Open-Air we will also shoot music videos on the basis of Previs selected in a competition “Shoot a film with Orange” organised by Orange in cooperation with Sony Music Polska. The award is participation of 3 winners (3 different Previs projects) and its production using currently available film equipment for shooting and postproduction.
As a coordinator of music video groups, we invited Anna Maliszewska, one of the most renowned directors of music videos in Poland, that will consult your projects and help select shooting materials that you will make during the workshops.
As before, documentary workshops will be led by charismatic authors and lecturers of film schools (prof. Bogdan Dziworski and dr Jacek Szymczak). This year the main thematic area of their workshops is “documentary form in the new media”.
Workshops on the basis of practical tests of hardware and software:
Your films are waiting for the audience. Bring them with you. Night screenings and great FilmSpring audience will give you energy. During endless film nights at Film Spring Open-Air the following screenings are planned:
Actors at Film Spring Open-Air
This year we will host a group of actors who will make their own project – short etudes with the main theme of love stories. This can be an intriguing piece of work created to encourage talented actors and involve them in FilmSpring projects.
We are proud to have numerous technology partners. Thanks to their support we can offer advanced technology and the newest tools to help our participants make their own projects. To sum up, this year our participants will have an opportunity to use the following equipment:
Cameras: ARRI, Canon, Panasonic, Sony, Zodiak
Previs your future at Film Spring Open-Air!
Film Spring Open Team