EKRAN+, organised by Wajda Studio and Wajda School, is a training programme focusing on the creative pre-production process and based on shooting practice.
- The programme focuses on creative development of the first and second feature film projects from EKRAN+ Partners’ countries: Austria, Croatia, Lithuania, Switzerland and Poland.
- Throughout the programme, you will develop your script/treatment and shoot one scene from your script with the focus on identifying and refining the right tone and visual language for your future film.
EKRAN+ is a professional training programme focusing on the creative pre-production process and based on shooting practice. The participants are working on the development of the scripts/treatments and producing scenes from each project under the guidance of renowned international filmmakers. Each participating project is represented by a Creative Team consisting of a director (or scriptwriter-director), scriptwriter (or co-writer), director of photography and producer.
Each Creative Team finishes the EKRAN+ course with a well-developed treatment or first draft of the script and a scene demonstrating the tone, genre and visual language of the project. You can use the completed scene as a demo/pilot, a visual material to accompany the script, which can be helpful in finding partners and funding sources for the film. By working on scene in practice you will find out what style works best for your story, and you can treat participation in the programme as a creative test or “visual laboratory” before starting the actual work on your film.
Participation in EKRAN+ is FREE!
The selected directors will be granted scholarships including participation fees and accommodation. Travel costs are to be covered by participants.
Contact person: Agnieszka Marczewska firstname.lastname@example.org
The team of tutors involves experienced film professionals from all over Europe including: Wojciech Marczewski Head of EKRAN+ Programme, Paweł Pawlikowski, Jerzy Zieliński, Ildiko Enyedi (Hungary), Pierre Agthe, Antoine Jaccoud (Switzerland), Udayan Prasad, Marilyn Milgrom, Margaret Glover (England), Denijal Hasanovic (Bosnia), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Christoph Hochhäusler and as Guest lecturer Volker Schloendorff (Germany).
Among tutors were also: Andrzej Wajda, Alexander Sokurov, Agnieszka Holland, Witold Stok, Jan Fleischer, Filip Bajon, Ernest Bryll, Nigel Orrillard, Zbigniew Brzoza, Milenia Fiedler, Zbigniew Gruz, Mamoun Hassan, Marek Hendrykowski, Sławomir Idziak, Maciej Karpiński, Edward Kłosiński, Mateusz Rakowicz, Stanisław Różewicz, Ralph Schwingel, Maciej Strzembosz, Bob Swain, Alain Fountain, Claire Downs, Jaques Akchoti and Edward Żebrowski.
As special guests we hosted: Ryszard Kapuściński, Alan Starski, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.