July 27-30, 2014
The New Horizons Studio is the most important training program at the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival. Over the past four years, these workshops have already trained more than 100 graduates from Poland and abroad. The program is co-organized by Creative Europe Desk Polska and the London Film Academy.
The fifth edition of the New Horizons Studio took place on 27-30 July 2014.
During the New Horizons Studio, young participants (directors and producers) learned about the workings of the international film market: they met with experts, discussed their projects and career plans, and also learned about pitching, making professional contacts, and developing and packaging film projects.
This year’s lecturers included a number of experienced professionals: Gavin Humphries, David Pope (London Film Academy), Marc Guidoni, Joanna Szybist (Fondivina), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (producer and programmer), Guillaume de Seille (Arizona Films), Emre Yeksan (producer), Gulin Ustun (Istanbul Film Festival, Meetings on the Bridge), and James Mullighan (Cork Film Festival). A highlight of the workshop was a masterclass with Małgorzata and Wojciech Staroń.
This year’s group of 24 participants included the winners of the Young Cinema Competition at the Gdynia Film Festival in 2013, Paweł Maślona (Magma) and Julia Kolberger (The Easter Crumble), as well as producers Klaudia Śmieja (The Mighty Angel) and Paweł Kosuń (In the Shadow). Thanks to partnerships with the festivals in Transylvania, Locarno, Lisbon, Istanbul, and Cinessonne in Paris, there New Horizons Studio also had eight international participants.
The New Horizons Studio was co-organized with the Creative Europe Desk Poland and the London Film Academy with the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, Camoes Institute and Portuguese Embassy in Warsaw and Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.