Additional Events 2012
Children work with photographs and see how they can fit precisely in a picture with the help of a greenbox. Thus they can understand the tricks used in filmmaking. On the other hand, this offers a very different way of dealing with a movie. The images are taken from the festival film “Buta”, which was set in a mountain village in Azerbaijan. Through the method of montage the children become familiar with the film and its story. The workshop is offered by media educators of the Medienmobil provided by the Saxon State Media Authority.
How is a film idea created?
After watching a children’s film from the morning programme, it will be possible to discuss with filmmakers how film ideas arise, how they develop and change. The children’s ideas will be included and played with. They can tell their stories in front of the camera and become parts of a small media project – in collaboration with the Chemnitz Film Workshop.
Painting after films
The Chemnitz artists’ association invites young people to try out a different way of dealing with the experience of watching a film. Children and youths can work with colours on large formats under the guidance of an artist.
Write about movies
The participants of the writing workshop will learn how to approach a review, how to describe not only the content of the film but also its atmosphere and how even a review about a film that is not considered a success can be really good. The resulting texts will be discussed in a second writing workshop. This workshop is offered by Youth Press Saxony.
Schlingel reporters, directors and actors wanted
In this workshop, young people have the opportunity to re-interpret a film scene with the help of a Finnish festival director. At first, participants will get an introduction to HD camera technology and imaging. Then an expert will give them an insight into how to write a screenplay and to translate the scenes skillfully into acting practice. Based on this knowledge, a total of six girls and boys will be producing their own version of a self-selected film scene and finally work on it independently with the help of a professional video editing programme.
In addition, six other participants can get into conversation with directors and actors during the festival. After an introduction to HD camera technology, imaging and conducting interviews, they will produce portraits of or interviews with filmmaker on video - in collaboration with SAEK Chemnitz.
Eight primary school children work together with the director Roland Helia to make an animated film during the festival week.
Students report daily live from the festival. They are supported by the team of Medienmobil from the Saxon State Authority for Commercial Broadcasting and New Media.