Call for entry 2016

The 15th Edition of the Filmtett Workshop is going to be held in Árkos / Arcuș, Covasna County, Romania between the 25th July of 2016 and the 5th of August of 2016. The deadline for submissions is the 1st of May. The age limit 18–30 years, for actors is 18-35.

This year the highlighted motifs of the workshop are the box and the stranger.

We have eleven teams in the workshop. To see the calls for the different teams, please, scroll down.

Previous experience in the film industry or in filmmaking isn’t indispensable.

Every team is lead by a well-know professional from the corresponding field. The participants are going to be chosen by the team-leadersbefore the 31st of May. The list of the winning candidates is going to be published on the Filmtett Workshop site (http://www.filmtettworkshop.ro), and each candidate is going to get an e-mail with the personal result.

There is no entry fee for submissions. The participation fee for the workshop is 32 000 forints / 480 lei or the equivalent in euro. The price contains the accommodations, full board, the cost of the technical equipment, the royalties for the teachers, but it doesn’t contain the transport. We offer 30% discount from the participation fee for 10 participants on the basis of their social situation. The discount can be demanded in the application form until April 24.

The application,completed according to the corresponding group's requirements, can be sent to the e-mail address tabor@filmtett.roor to the postal address of the Filmtett Association: 400038 Cluj-Napoca, str. Horea, nr. 4/18.

For more information: tabor@filmtett.ro or +40-728-262023.


1. Screenwriters’ and Directors’ Team (team leader: Ujj-Mészáros Károly)

The application has been closed on 13rd April (the call text here)!

The winners of the first round: Benedek Szabolcs, Csehi Andrea, Dobi Ferenc Gyula, Hutanu Emil, Kemény Eszter, Király Anna, Kóthay Sára, Németh Dénes, Timári Lilla. We are waiting for them to take part in our script developement workshop between the 21st and 24st of April in Torockó/Rimetea, where they can improve their scripts helped by Kerékgyártó Yvonne, Maruszki Balázs and Nagy V. Gergő.

After the workshop they have a week to finalize and re-send their scripts. The leader of their team will choose the 4 best scriptswhich will turned into films in the summer workshop. Their results will also be published on the 31st of May.


2. Animation Directing Team (team leader: Vácz Péter)

Activities during the workshop: developing an own script and directing a short animation based on it until the end of the workshop.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo), motivation letter, the script, plans for the visual design, optionally completed films or studies, drawings. The film must be based on the motifof either the box or the stranger. Knowledge of design and animation software is preferred, but not necessary.


3. Animator / Animated Motion Designer Team (team leader: Vácz Péter)

Activities during the workshop: animators must work together with a member of the animation directing team.

The animator is the actor in the animation, who gives the personality, the soul, the internal rhythm for the (usually) drawn character of the animated film. His task is complex. On the one hand it is an acting task, on he other hand, he works with computers, probably using 2D software. In this team’s work we put the stress on acquiring knowledge related to the motion design rules and styles, and doing exercises which help to develop a sense of rhythm.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo), motivation letter, optionally completed films or studies, drawings. Knowledge of design and animation software is preferred, but not necessary.


4. Assistant Directors’ Team (leaders: Durst György and Boros Melinda)

Activities during the workshop: gaining knowledge by participatingin the shooting of the short films as an assistant.

Target: we would like to present the assistant director’s profession as an independent profession, we try to present its tasks both in theory and in practice, from preparing, developing to shooting. The assistant director prepares the following, based on the scripts: daily call sheets, production schedule, inventories, daily production reports. He/she works closely with the director and producer.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo),motivation letter, optionally own work.


5. Cinematography and Camera Team (team leader: Pálos György, assistant: Bántó Csaba)

Activities during the workshop: photographing the short films.

Each cinematographer will shoot a film together with a director and will takepart in the preparation of a cinematographic etude. The etude’s script will be selected and developed from the candidates'plans, based on the motif of either the box or the stranger. - click on the link for a guide / thought provocation! The education in the first dayswill be joint and general, afterwards it will be personalized. Cinematographers will have the opportunity to take part in the filmmaking process in professional conditions during the 10 days.

Topics: acquiring knowledge about the various technical equipment, rigging equipment, dollies, lighting and style exercises, discussing about the choice of the ideal filming location,s preparing the visual world of the short movie, shooting and postproduction.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo),motivation letter, 1-page synopsis for an etude, an own work.


6. Assistant Photographer (team leader: Pálos György, assistant Bántó Csaba)

Activities during the workshop: helping the work while shooting as a camera assistant and taking part in realizing the cinematographic etude.The etude’s script will be selected and developed from the candidates'plans, based on the motif of either the box or the stranger - click on the link for a guide / thought provocation!

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo),motivation letter, 1-page synopsis for the etude, optionally an own work: film or photograph.


7. Sound Engineering Team (leaders: Várhegyi Rudolf and Lukács Péter Benjámin, assistant Iszlai József)

Activities during the workshop: members of this team get an insight into the whole filming process, will gain experience in film sound recording, audio editing, mixing etc. – the basis of the sound post-production. The workshop means a good possibility to practicealso for those who are familiar with these activities.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo) with motivation letter, optionally an own work or a description of previous experiences in sound engineering, in radio, or related to music.


8. Editing Team (team leader: Lemhényi Réka, assistant: Kővári Szabolcs)

Activities during the workshop: acquiring theoretical knowledge and gaining practical experiments in editing, script supervising.

During the first three days (until the shooting begins) the members of this team gain the basic information, knowledge in editing, they will study about framing, about the role of shots fromadramatic point of view. They will discuss the role of editing in different movies, about different montage techniques. They will analyze a film shot by shot, and they will edit a new clip based on shots from that film. They will edit a trailer from a movie and get acquinted with the editing software AVID. During shooting, they will work as a script supervisor and clapper, writing editor’s notes.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo), motivation letter, optionally an own work or a description of previous experiences.


9. Production Managers’ and Producers’ Team (leaders: Durst György and Boros Melinda)

Activities during the workshop: learning about applications, tender dossiers and the bases of shooting, of the organization of the shooting (production management and unit management). Members of this group will be involved in the preparation of the short films of the workshop. They will study about a producer’s and production managers’ tasks during shooting, they will gain basic information and knowledge, learn related terms by working on actual examples. There will watch movies and discuss them from a producer’s POV.

Main topics:

  • preparation of production (production plan, budget plan, crew, casting, location scouting, site inspection, rehearsals, etc),
  • financing, motion picture formats (feature films, TV movies, documentaries, advertising, film clips etc) and their financing sources,
  • domestic and international tenders, applications, dossiers and documents for the tenders, forums, institutions, educational opportunities,
  • tasks during the shooting – referring to the small, local film productions,
  • post-production,
  • distribution, marketing, film festivals.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo) with motivation letter, optionally an own work or a description of previous experiences..


10. Actor’s Team (team leader: Balsai Móni)

Activities during the workshop: members of the group will take part in (film) acting exercises, as well playing characters in the short films . By the end of camp each actor will finish a showreel.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV (with photo) with motivation letter, portrait and full-body photo, optionally an own work or a description of previous experiences.

Please note: for this group we expect at least sophomore drama students and graduated actors. We also expect non-professional actors who have experience in this field.


11. Film Critics’ Team (leaders: Pápai Zsolt and Jakab-Benke Nándor)

Activities during the workshop: members of this team will watch moviesand will take part on seminaries about film history, will acquire knowledge about film criticism, the characteristics of this particular genre, they will do writing technique and analyzing exercises, will write reports about the films of the workshop and the work and activities of the different teams, contributing to a camp newspaper.

This year's theme: the history of the American gangster movie. The gangster genre fulfills, tops and questions the the principles of the classical narrative style and character depiction at the same time. It’s a typical and atypical genre which is why it offers a brilliant opportunity to study the characteristics of mainstream films and genres in general. During the discussions, we’ll follow the development of the genre from its 1930 birth until the present day, and beside the theoretical aspects of the genre we will investigate this it from institutional, political and social history points of view. We’ll not only throw analyses one after the other, but rather investigate the guidelines of trends and changes in the genre, and we’ll get acquinted to the different sub-genres of gangster films.

Required for the application: the completed form, CV, motivation letter, 3 film reviews/critiques written by the candidate, optionally description of previous experience.