6th Ekran Polish Film Festival November 5th-9th 2014 www.ekran.ca
LIFT- Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Association
Toronto, ON
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Thank you for participating in our workshop. We are looking forward to seeing you back next year



No previous experience in making films is required.

You will need the following:
External Hard Drive for safe storing of your files and a back up copy of your film
A Mini-DV tape or Memory Card - TBA


Come prepared with three of your best short story concepts (ideas for a miniature film) including the Character(s) and the Situation. In conceiving your concept you must consider the production limits and time constrains of the workshop  do not 'write' into your film plane crushes, or car chases. Your idea should be contained within a single, easily obtainable location, and with minimal number of actors. It is not the scope, but the originality of your concept that will pull your audiences in.

In thinking about your story concepts consider a potent World of your story (the setting) and interesting characters in unique situation.


DAY 01 (Friday)

6  9 PM @ LIFT

Meet and Greet
Selected Neorealist Short Films Screenings and Discussion
Brainstorming/Writing Workshop

Homework: Write a Plot Summary including the Character, Conflict, Climax, and Resolution.

DAY 02 (Saturday)

10 am  1 pm

Formal pitch of the story. Each filmmaker pitches the story and receives constructive comments and questions from other filmmakers and the Instructor.
Visualization: Storyboards
Workshop on Acting and Directing the Set
Camera Workshop and Set Design Ideas

2  6 pm

Finding and Securing Locations
Organizing Actors and Rehearsals
Organizing Sets, Costumes, and Shooting Schedule

Next Day Assignment: Prepare the shot list, finalize script/dialogue, find and bring your Music Choices!

DAY 03 (Sunday)

10 am  1 pm

Pick Up and Test the Camera and Sound Equipment.
Travel to Location with Equipment
Shooting on Location

2pm  6 pm

Transferring the footage from the cameras to the computer and return the Equipment.
Final Cut Pro Picture and Sound Editing / Mixing Workshop.
Individual Editing: Begin Assemble of a Rough Cut, prepare Rough Music and Sound Edit.

Homework Assignment: Work towards Lock Picture and Finalize Sound Mix
Output DVDs


The following weekend, the films will be screened and each filmmaker will invite his friends to watch their new film!


EKRAN and Blind Dog Films will provide you with a Mini - DV HD Video Camera (TBA) and access to an editing station equipped with Final Cut Pro in the last day of the Workshop. You are responsible for any additional production costs such as costumes, set materials and props.



LIFT- Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Association (View)
1137 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON M6H 2A3

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Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Ekran Polish Film Association 2765 Lake Shore Blvd. West #207 Toronto, Ontario M8V 1H2 P: 416.255.7266 | www.ekran.ca Member of The Film Festival Association of Toronto WWW.TFFA.CA 6th Ekran Polish Film Festival November 5-9 November, 2014 www.ekran.ca