Elements Film LabElements Film Lab is an initiative of the shnit Expanded Talent Focus programme for Playground Cape Town in 2016. Over the festival weekend filmmakers will participate in a series of workshops, discussions, conversations and engagements that will further their paths in creating world-class short films. In 2015 the first Elements Film Lab was hosted at the historic Cape Town Club on Queen Victoria Street, a short walk from the festival hub at the Labia Theatre - the oldest independent theatre house in Cape Town.
This year we reignite the spirit of the lab in Truth Coffee on Buitenkant Street. This inspiring venue will host the lab where we will inspire new creators, artist, writers and filmmakers to create and share their unique stories.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS: STORIES & FORM
Our panel of experts discuss each come with a unique collection of experiences across multiple formats of filmmaking, web series, documentary, shorts, features, episodical, series as well as live performance. This panel discusses telling stories in different formats, exploring how the format influences the story and the craft of developing stories for those formats in particular. They share their experiences in taking these stories and getting them made and seen.
ROUND CIRCLE INTROS
Organisations, institutes and individuals are given the opportunity to talk about what they offer filmmakers. These 20 minutes slots give filmmakers a great opportunity to engage personally with industry figures and make personal connections. By expanding their networks filmmakers will open up to new opportunities, ideas and inspiration.
IN CONVERSATION WITH AKIN OMOTOSO
Didi Ntsie concludes the 2016 lab with an intimate conversation with Akin Omotoso. Akin, fresh from successful premier of his latest film “VAYA” at the Toronto International Film Festival dives into his work, production processes and his personal thoughts on the creative journey a filmmaker goes through. Akin brings a wealth of experience and success and it is an honour to host him at Elements Film Lab.
SELLING FILMS WORKSHOP
AAA Entertainment offers a workshop on the do's and don't when it comes to selling your film in the market place. With vast knowledge on the African and world film markets - AAA Entertainment is able to offer filmmakers an accurate and in-depth account of what it is like to have your film screened in Africa and throughout the world.
PRODUCTION WAR STORIES
ELEMENTS FILM LAB HAS LIMITED AMOUNT OF SEATS - BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
Tickets are R300 include:Access to the Elements Film Lab with coffee and lunch at Truth.
As part of this years Elements Film Lab we have made a limited amount of sponsored tickets available. To request a sponsored ticket please email your CV and a 1 page letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Successful candidates will be notified by the 2nd of October 2016.