18th Edition of Cinema Forum
This international short film festival strives itself to show its audience the best short films from all over the world. The festival consists of both a short film competition and the Polish Independent Film Award, while also dedicating a special focus to film festivals and film schools that are considered to be of great value to the film industry.
Among these special focuses the European Film College has been chosen as one of the Cinema Forums “retrospectives”. The European Film College is a film school located in rural Ebeltoft in Denmark, and is unique in its approach to teaching film making.
The founders chose Ebeltoft because they envisioned the students living together and producing films in a remote creative environment, meaning that the enrolled students will live and breathe films everyday while being at the college.
Each year 120 students from around 25 countries descend upon the hills of Ebeltoft and produce well over 100 fiction and documentary films up to 12 minutes long.
This retrospective on the European Film College will present a wide range of movies produced by the students over the years – check out the program for the retrospective here.
It will start at 15.00 on November 8th in Kinoteka (pl. Defilad 1).
In addition to this, Jim Fernald, one of the teachers at the European Film College, will attend a panel discussion under the headline: “Film education in the context of new trends in the visual market”. A discussion of film schools role in preparing their students to enter the market, is that the task for the school or should it focus on artistic imagination and craftsmanship?
This panel discussion will take place on November 9th 19.00 – 20.00 at Warsaw Film School (ul. Gen. Józefa Zajączka 7) CINEMA ROOM 2.
The festival is admission free, and you can check out the program for the entire festival here.