Summer Film Camp
The Film Camp is a twelve-day intensive program for international film enthusiasts who want to receive and in-depth introduction into the theory and practice of filmmaking.
|Date: 14-26 August 2023 (mondays-saturdays)||Language: English|
|Number of participants: 12-15 persons (from 18 years)||Location: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF|
|Costs: 1050,- EUR*||Early Bird until 30 April 2023: 950,- EUR|
*Students and pupils receive a discount of 10% of the regular costs.
Filmmakers Jean Boué and Cosima Lange will illustrate a wide range of storytelling possibilities and share their strategies for translating ideas into film language. The Film Camp is the ideal workshop for people who would like to get hands-on knowledge at the Film University or who are considering pursuing a career in film. In addition to storytelling, the focus is on teamwork in the area of script development.
Participation in the Film Camp does not require any previous filmmaking knowledge.
Fully booked! No more registrations for 2023 possible.
Content & Objectives
The participants will learn a wide range of storytelling possibilities in film through the analysis of film examples, case studies and practical exercises. Through these lessons participants will learn to translate their ideas into film language within the complex collaborative system of a film production. The course instructors, Jean Boué and Cosima Lange, will accompany participants through all theoretical and practical units.
Filmmaker Cosima Lange will present her documentary feature film “Hello, I am David!”, a journey into the world of renown pianist David Helfgott. She will break down all of the film’s production steps, from development to financing, producing, directing, editing, postproduction and finally to distribution. The group will then watch “Shine”, an Oscar-nominated feature film that translates the same topic into a fictional story. Both films will be discussed in the group.
Alongside the case study, the preparation of the practical project begins with introductions in cinematography, editing and sound. At the end of week one, the participants will present their film ideas in a pitch session, collectively select three ideas, and then split up into teams. Each team will create a short film sequence. In week two they will prepare, shoot, edit and produce sound design for their project together. Jean Boué and Cosima Lange will accompany the teams and support them in each step of the process. At the end of week two, the teams will present their projects followed by a feedback session with the course instructors and the whole group.
Registration and Participation
The Film Camp is directed at participants aged 18 or older who have a strong interest in film and would like to explore the theory and practice of filmmaking in a workshop setting.
Participants are asked to register online using our application form. Please include a CV and don't forget to let us know your motivation for participating in the Summer Film Camp. Spots are limited and will be awarded based on registration date after assessment of the application and receipt of the participation fee.
The fee covers the participation in the course, materials, technical equipment and the use of the studio. Meals and accommodation expenses are not included and must be covered by participants. We will happily provide you with recommendations for accommodation options in the vicinity.
This course includes 78 hours of in-person instruction as well as 12 hours of independent study, which corresponds to a total of three ECTS credits that are recognized by the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. In order to receive these credits, the participants must complete a film exercise in a group, where they collectively create a short film. They then present and critically reflect on their work (without grading). Upon successful participation and attendance of 80%, the participants receive a certificate confirming the award of the ECTS credits. Please verify with your university whether it recognizes these credits before registering for the course.