You’re a student or graduate from a film academy in Europe and you’re about to make the big leap from the academy to the professional field. You could surely use a toolbox full of tips and tricks of what to do next, couldn’t you? That’s where we come in with the Go Short Student Campus. We offer you an intensive and full campus program during Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen.
The Go Short Student Campus brings emerging filmmakers and seasoned film professionals together and offers you a unique and intensive program. The campus focuses on giving you hands-on knowledge about everything that becomes urgent as soon as you leave the academy. Questions that are hardly dealt with at the academy will now be foremost on your mind. How do I finance my (short) film? Where can I find an audience? How can I distribute my film? We will offer master classes, lectures, workshops and panel discussions by the industry’s top experts, amongst others Paul Wright and Hannes and Pekka.
The Go Short Student Campus is part of Go Short – International Film Festival Nijmegen. Go Short is a bustling and inspiring festival with 300 short films and over 16.000 visitors and 400 delegates. Here you can mingle with filmmakers, festival programmers, producers and distributors from all over Europe. This is your chance to meet people from the field and ask them all of your questions. In the campus program there will be time reserved to visit the festival, watch films, and meet people. Outside the screening rooms there will be plenty of social events like drinks, parties and performances.
The Go Short Student Campus is an excellent opportunity on many levels. First of all, you will receive a lot of practical knowledge that will help you make the leap from the academy into the world of professional filmmaking. In a week time you will be more than ready for the next step in your career! Secondly, it’s a great chance to meet influential people from the film industry, who can help you or inspire you. And finally, it’s a fun week with 15 other film students, in a new and inspiring environment. On your trip home your suitcase will be filled with new experiences, your address book with new contacts, and you will have a practical starters kit at your disposal with tools of the trade.
Dates: 9-13 April 2014
Place: Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Costs: €250 (included in the price: workshops, accommodation, access to all screenings and festival events, breakfast, lunch, 2 dinners and some drinks)
Upon your selection, we will be glad to assist you in finding grants to cover your travel expenses.
Who can join?
All European film students are welcome to register. A few spots are available for recent film school graduates (up to 1 year ago). To fill the 15 available spots we will make a selection based on your motivation and CV.
About: Hannes and Pekka
Hannes Vartiainen and Pekka Veikkolainen run production company Pohjankonna Oy, which produces shorts that open the doors to their world of experimental documentary storytelling. With innovative technology and an artistic eye, they have brought a series of beautiful films with existential themes. In their productions, they use animation techniques from classic stop-motion to animated 3D models scanned with x-rays. Their films (The Death of an Insect, Emergency Calls, Gates of Life, Hanasaari A) have screened at over 100 film festivals all over the world and Hannes and Pekka won several prices for their short films.
About: Paul Wright
Paul Wright studied at Glasgow’s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama before catching the eye of the National Film and Television School where he was offered a place on their MA in Directing Fiction. His first short film Believe won the Golden Pardino at Locarno International Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at Miami Film Festival. His 2011 short film Until the River Runs Red won him the BAFTA for Best Short. His recent and first feature film For Those in Peril, has won two BAFTA awards.