Masterclass | Transilvania Talent Lab

01.06.2015 19:20

CLARE DOWNS

Thursday, 4th of June 2015, 3 PM,  Napoca 15 Attic (free entrance)

Clare has delivered numerous script-writing workshops and master classes in screenwriting. She works as a consultant, to both film funds and filmmakers throughout the world.

She started her career in London as executive co-director of the Association of Independent Producers (1978-81). Then director of International Creative Affairs for the Ladd Company/Warner Bros from 1981 to 1983. Later as director of the Council of Europe’s First Film Europe (1988), after having produced the BAFTA award winning short, The Dress (1985 ),  and the San Sebastain award winner for best screenplay, High Season (1987).

She is a founder member of the script analysis team of EAVE, there since 1989. EAVE provides training and development opportunities for producers and their teams, developing a dynamic network to facilitate co-production.  Also, joint Head of studies of AVEA, the South African Producer Training programme, and IFA-SC - The South Caucasian Film training programme. She is, since its inception, a script analyst for the International Jerusalem Film Lab.

In 2009 she wrote Taken in Twilight (Austria), an adaptation of a true story set in Burma. And in 2010,  wrote Underbelly (Norway). She has co-written The Immortals (2004), Tenderboy Pie  (2010), Voliera Romance (2011) and 3,000 Nights (2012).

 

JON REISS

Thursday, 4th of June 2015, 5.30 PM,  Napoca 15 Attic (free entrance)

Named one of “10 Digital Directors to Watch” by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose experience releasing his documentary feature, Bomb It with a hybrid strategy was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office the first step-by-step guide for filmmakers to distribute and market their films. He has given workshops throughout the world on how filmmakers can connect with audiences and distribute their work in the new digital landscape. As a media strategist he helps filmmakers not only distribute and market their work – but to also raise funds and connect with audiences using with new crowdfunding and monetization models. He has worked with and consulted for Paramount Pictures, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, The South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals and is the year-round distribution and marketing lab leader at the IFP Filmmaker Labs. He also teaches at the Film Directing Program at the California Institute for the Arts.

 

EIRIK SVENSSON

Friday, 4th of June 2015, 10 AM,  Napoca 15 Attic (free entrance)

After initial studies at Lillehammer University College (LUC), Eirik Svensson graduated as a director at the Norwegian Film School in 2010. During his years at LUC he participated in an exchange program to STADIA Polytechnic in Finland, where he met Jyrki Väisänen, with whom he co-wrote and directed the short Life Worth LivingOne Night in Oslo is first feature film.  

 

MIRCEA DANELIUC

Friday, 4th of June 2015, 12 AM,  Napoca 15 Attic (free entrance)

Born in 1943 in Hotin (now in Ukraine), Daneliuc studied Philology, followed by Film Directing at the Bucharest Film and Theatre Academy, where he graduated in 1972. His career encompasses 17 features - writing 16 of them -, 11 movie roles, 8 plays - 4 of them he also directed, and many novels and short stories. Mircea Daneliuc is considered one of the most important Romanian artists, author of subversive films which evaded the communist censorship, films filled with dark humour and unrelenting satire about a sick society ruled by absurd laws, films based on reality and the director's own disappointments.

During TIFF, viewers will (re)discover some of Mircea Daneliuc's most important films, presented in digitally restored copies, with new English translations: The Ride (1975), Foxhunting (1980), Microphone Test (1980), The Cruise (1981), Glissando (1984), Iacob (1988), The 11th Commanment (1991), The Conjugal Bed (1993), Fed Up (1994), The Snails' Senator (1995), The Floating Things (2009) and his graduation short, Roundtrip (1972).

His films have been presented, since the very beginning, in some of the most prestigious international film festivals: The Ride was screened in Cairo, New Delhi, Moscow, Barcelona, The Snails’ Senator was a Palme d’Or hopeful in 1995; Glissando went to Venice; FoxhuntingIacob and The Conjugal Bed in Berlin, and Microphone Test was screened in Athens, Los Angeles and Rome. Iacob is a duble 1988 European Film Awards nominee (Best Film and Best Actor - Dorel Vișan). 

 

TIMOTHY WHEELER

Friday, 4th of June 2015, 5 PM,  Napoca 15 Attic (free entrance)

Having traveled and worked in 60+ countries, on every continent, Emmy-nominated cinematographer and documentary filmmaker Timothy Wheeler received his master’s at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and works with diverse clients producing content for Discovery, Animal Planet, PBS, The New York Times Co., and truTV. Wheeler’s visual artistry and storytelling career was first inspired by his contribution to various human rights organizations and nonprofits, including Human Rights Watch and The Coalition Against the Use of Child Soldiers in Colombia. The Other Shore is an especially meaningful project to the director, as it chronicles his aunt’s intimate life story and harrowing return to marathon swimming after thirty years.

Daneliuc's favorite and longtime collaborators include actors Mircea Albulescu, Tora Vasilescu, Mircea Diaconu, Ștefan Iordache, Cecilia Bârbora, Valeria Seciu, Gina Patrichi, Gheorghe Dinică, Coca Bloos, Olga Tudorache, Clara Vodă.