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EKRAN (the Polish word for “screen”) is an international Media supported training programme focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. EKRAN focuses participants on exploring, identifying and refining the tone and visual language of film. Participation in EKRAN is free.
WHAT IS “EKRAN”?
EKRAN (the Polish word for “screen”) is an international training program focusing on the creative pre-production process based on shooting practice. EKRAN focuses participants on exploring, identifying and refining the tone and visual language of film.
As the creative pre-production process is based on teamwork, EKRAN includes each of the key creative roles in its training curriculum. Every participating project is therefore represented by a Creative Team consisting of a director (or writer/director), a writer (or co-writer), a producer and, optionally, a director of photography.
EKRAN trains directors not only to develop each aspect of their Projects, but also to tighten the collaborative working process with the writer/co-writer, producer and DOP.
EKRAN is also a brilliant and unique opportunity for producers to develop their project using the most cost effective and creatively concentrated methods. EKRAN offers to participants a production component prepared in close collaboration with EAVE; one of the best programs for producers available in Europe. The EKRAN training component focuses on creative aspects of film production.
EKRAN aims at advancing participants’ treatments/scripts and producing two scenes from each script/ treatment. The EKRAN process includes:
- Treatment and / or script development; group and individual work on scripts and / or treatments
- Preparation for shooting; casting, storyboard and individual consultancy with tutors
- Shooting; tutors’ directing consultancies
- Editing; tutors’ editing consultancies
- Evaluation; individual, group and tutor analysis of the produced scenes
- Pitching; individual and team presentation of participants’ projects
- Production and Marketing strategies; individual, group and tutor consultancy on participants’ projects
The creative team (director, screenwriter, and producer) are offered a choice of locations, actors and set design within the usual logistical and budgetary constraints. EKRAN supports shooting with expertise and help from casting directors, set designers and production managers.
In order to ensure the best possible market opportunities, EKRAN will favor applicants with independent film projects with a strong personal vision.
EKRAN is a common project of Wajda Studio and Wajda School (Poland), MEDIA Training EU Programme, FOCAL (Switzerland), Austrian Film Institute, Croatian Audiovisual Center,Lithuanian Film Center with support of Polish Film Institute, Polish Filmmakers Association, International Visegrad Fund and AGORA Foundation (Poland).