Friday, November 21, 2008

Crossing Paths in Lodz

"Crossing Paths", a film made during two Film Spring workshops will be screened at the Camerimage film festival in Lodz, Poland. Please join us for the screening on Friday 5th December at 22:15 in the Grand Theatre.
Your FILM SPRING OPEN TEAM-Social network for filmmakers

Find Film Springers Near You!

A new section of the website is now available to help you find registered filmmakers by location. Click on MAP on the homepage. Search by country, city or simply click on the map to find filmmakers near you.

FilmSpringAgency - casting online

Film Spring Agency a new website for online castings, is now active. You can search for actors, create listings and carry out the whole casting process online, from the comfort of your home. It is a perfect tool for directors/producers looking for actors to play in their films as well as actors looking for work. All you need is a web cam to record your questions and create an online casting that actors from all over the world will be able to respond to.
Your Film Spring Open - Filmmakers social network

Monday, November 10, 2008

Film Spring 2008 has now come to an end

Film Spring 2008
Film Spring 2008 has now come to an end. During three sunny weeks spent by the Polish seaside a group of 22 filmmakers from Germany, Finland, France, Poland and Switzerland made a feature drama under the artistic supervision of Slawomir Idziak. The first week was spent on scriptwriting, dramaturgy workshops as well as location scouting and preparations for the shoot. The film was then shot over a period of two weeks and was edited parallel to the shooting so that new complete scenes were watched each night. Filmmakers changed roles for each scene so that the director of one scene was the 1st AD on the next scene and looked after props for the other scene. Similarly the cinematographers swapped roles for each scene and worked together to make a visually compelling film.
Parallel to the Film Spring workshop filmmakers, students and enthusiasts from Poland as well as other European countries such as Germany or Sweden came to Jurata for a few weeks, a few days or ever a few hours to be a part of the Film Spring Open group. Even though people kept coming and going, the filmmakers managed to make a few short and funny films, which will be available to watch on this website as soon as the final cut is ready.
Thank you to all filmmakers who attended the workshop and to all the creative, talented and amazing people who joined the Film Spring Open group to make short, independent films. You made this year a success!
To see pictures, comments, reflections and feedback of people who visited, please go to Ideas Forum – Film Spring 2008.

There has been some significant interest in Film Spring from the Media. Here are a few links:
Filmmakers social
- TVP Gdansk - Brulion Kulturalny (report of 24.10.2008)
- Dzien Dobry TVN - Film Spring Open Sławomira Idziaka
- PANORAMA (26.10.2008) Queue to timecode - 14mins 44 secs


- Rzeczpospolita - Plenery filmowe z Idziakiem
- Gazeta Wyborcza (Trojmiasto) - Plener filmowy w Juracie
- Dziennik Baltycki - Pod czujnym okiem Sławomira Idziaka
- Dziennik Baltycki - Znany operator uczy młodych filmowców
- Stowarzyszenie Filmowcow Polskich - Trwają warsztaty FILM SPRING 2008 Sławomira Idziaka
- Stowarzyszenie Filmowcow Polskich - Plenery młodych filmowców na Helu - "FILM SPRING 2008"
- Stopklatka - Film Spring Open. Sławomir Idziak zaprasza na warsztaty
- RMF Classic - Czwarta edycja warsztatów filmowych Sławomira Idziaka w Juracie
- Interia - Festiwal, na którym robi się filmy
- Filmweb - Plenery filmowe ze Sławomirem Idziakiem
- Wiedza i Edukacja – Film Spring