Blogposts in May 2015:
Monday saw The Final Pitch by the 2015 Serial Eyes participants to a carefully selected group of TV professionals.
In addition to the twelve individual projects, two group projects were also pitched. After these presentations, the programme participants had an opportunity to talk with the guests, TV experts from Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia, Austria and Sweden.
Serial Eyes is funded by Media Creative Europe and by programme partners Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, RTL, Realfilm and Atlantique Productions in cooperation with the London Film School and the Danish Film School.
Today RBB will be screening four documentary films from the DFFB (from 23.30 on) as part of its special focus programme evening to mark 50 years of German-Israeli relations.
23:30 Die Fremdenführerin/The Tour Guide Directed by: Amos Geva
23:55 Der Tod und das Mädchen/Death and the Maiden Directed by: Yael Lotem
00:25 Wenn ich ein Baum ware/The Tree Directed by: Simona Feldman
00:50 An meinem Ort/In My Place Directed by: Moritz Krämer
The four films were made as part of BACK AND FORTH, the DFFB and Tel Aviv University (TAU) joint documentary film project.
The project was funded by the German-Israeli Future Forum.
The Screenwriting Academy’s second-year class is just back from London/Beaconsfield, where the “Writers for Europe” symposium was organised at the NFTS with students and lecturers from Amsterdam, Prague, Berlin and London. Under the heading “A sense of place”, the symposium lectures tackled the question: How do stories learn to travel?
We developed many new contacts and had a lot of fun. In addition, we also became even closer as a group. The symposium was very interesting, and the guest lecturers in particular were inspiring and encouraging, which also holds true for the entire trip.
The week in Beaconsfield was one of the best weeks of my life! I have never seen my entire screenwriting class express so much enthusiasm with one voice. Our hosts were incredibly kind and eager to help: I felt very much at ease. The lectures were inspiring and very informative, the pitches were audacious and interesting, and discussing them provided many useful insights. I also found that the balance between input and output worked extremely well.