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The Trinidad and Tobago Film Company, a supporting sponsor of the ttff, is hosting several filmmaking workshops at the Festival, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September. Check out the details below.

Friday 19 September
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
9.00am–12noon
Distribution for Film and Television
This workshop on distribution will be especially focused on film and television outlets. Lorène Gaudet, founder and president of Cap Programmes, will lead the workshop. She will review French-language markets and platforms suitable for Trinidad and Tobago film and television content, and discuss the kinds of programmes suitable for different channels and platforms, the range of fees available, and the possibility for co-productions, among other topics.

Facilitator
Lorène Gaudet has 30 years’ experience in the global television industry. Her company, Cap Programmes, advises media corporations on production, acquisition and distribution of television shows. She was formerly Editorial Director of Canal+ France.
$300.00 per session. Pre-registration required. Call the TTFC office at 625.3456 to register.

Saturday 20 September
Hyatt Regency Trinidad
9.00am–12noon
Directing Workshop
In this workshop, Jérôme Guiot—director of the opening night film Pan! Our Music Odyssey—will cover the technical basics of filmmaking, the international production process, the main tasks of the director, and the importance of a good team in making a good film. He will also talk about his experience on various projects, including Pan! Our Music Odyssey.

Facilitator
Born in Belgium, Director Jérôme Guiot studied editing and directing at the National Institute of Radio Engineering and Cinematography (INRACI). He has directed several music videos for the Belgian pop artist Stromae, including “Alors on danse”, “Allez vous faire” and “Tous les mêmes”. He also directed the short film Retour simple (2009), and has directed web documentaries and commercials.
$300.00 per session. Pre-registration required. Call the TTFC office at 625.3456 to register.

1.00pm–4.00pm
Producing workshop
Sponsored and presented by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company
This workshop will be led by Barthélémy Fougea, producer of Pan! Our Music Odyssey. Some of the topics he will cover include the job of the producer, the different kinds of documentary films, budgeting and distribution.

Facilitator
Barthélémy Fougea is a French documentary film producer with over 25 years’ experience. He has produced some 30 documentaries for cinema and television, which have screened and been broadcast all over the world. He is the producer of On the Way to School, which received the César, the French equivalent of the Oscar, for best documentary in 2014.
$300.00 per session. Pre-registration required. Call the TTFC office at 625.3456 to register.

This workshop will be followed by a presentation by the Ministry of the Arts and Multiculturalism on how the film industry can benefit businesses and other stakeholders.

Friday 19 + Saturday 20 September
Assistant director’s workshop
Trinidad and Tobago Film Company
9.00am–4.00pm (both days)

This workshop will consist of a mixture of lecture, hands-on breakdown, scheduling exercises and role-playing, and will give the participants a practical overview of the hierarchy of the filmmaking process. It will also detail the assistant director’s tasks and responsibilities, as required for both low budget independent films and major international studio features. Please note that preference will be given to experienced filmmakers.

Facilitators
Avrel Fisher and Ken A Smith are senior members of the Directors’ Guild of Canada. They have worked on numerous feature films and television projects for ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Lifetime and Sony.

$400.00 for both days. Pre-registration required. Call the TTFC office at 625.3456 to register.

Image: A still from Pan! Our Music Odyssey

Date: Thu 18 Sep, 2014
Category: ttff news and features

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