Elements Film Lab

Elements Film Lab is an initiative of the shnit Expanded Talent Focus programme for Playground Cape Town in 2016. Over the festival weekend filmmakers will participate in a series of workshops, discussions, conversations and engagements that will further their paths in creating world-class short films. In 2015 the first Elements Film Lab was hosted at […]

Elements Film Lab is an initiative of the shnit Expanded Talent Focus programme for Playground Cape Town in 2016. Over the festival weekend filmmakers will participate in a series of workshops, discussions, conversations and engagements that will further their paths in creating world-class short films. In 2015 the first Elements Film Lab was hosted at the historic Cape Town Club on Queen Victoria Street, a short walk from the festival hub at the Labia Theatre – the oldest independent theatre house in Cape Town.

This year we reignite the spirit of the lab in Truth Coffee on Buitenkant Street. This inspiring venue will host the lab where we will inspire new creators, artist, writers and filmmakers to create and share their unique stories.

Space is limited: Elements Film Lab has a limited amount of seats—book your tickets today to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are R300 and include: Access to the Elements Film Lab with coffee and lunch at Truth. Please note ticket sales will close Monday 3 October 2016.

Become a volunteer: Join the Elements Lab team by emailing volunteer@elementsfilmlab.org – volunteers will participate at labs and other shnit events, receive festival screening privileges and be included in industry only events.

 

Full Day Itinerary

 

Panel Discussions: Stories & Form

Hosted by Sean Drummond

Speakers: Brent Palmer, Nosipho Dumisa, Meg Rickards and Daryne Joshua

Our panel of experts discuss each come with a unique collection of experiences across multiple formats of filmmaking, web series, documentary, shorts, features, episodical and series as well as live performance. This panel discusses telling stories in different formats, exploring how the format influences the story and the craft of developing stories for those formats in particular. They share their experiences in taking these stories and getting them

made and seen.

 

Round Circle Intros

Organisations: Creative Nestlings, Women in Film, Jameson Indie Channel and Zethu Dlomo

Organisations, institutes and individuals are given the opportunity to talk about what they offer filmmakers. These 20 minute slots give filmmakers a great opportunity to engage personally with industry figures and make personal connections. By expanding their networks filmmakers will open up new opportunities, ideas and inspiration.

 

Selling Films Workshop

Hosted by Sean Drummond
Speakers: Mayenzeke Baza and Pascal Shmitz

AAA Entertainment offers a workshop on the do’s and dont’s when it comes to selling your film in the market place. With vast knowledge on the African and world film markets – AAA Entertainment is able to offer filmmakers an accurate and in-depth account of what it is like to have your film screened in Africa and throughout the world.

 

Production War Stories

Hosted by Sean Drummond
Speakers: Rafiq Samsodien, Uga Carlini and Brigid Olen

Producers gather to talk about how they finance their films and the war stories that comes with getting films made. They will share their different theories, approaches and what really works to finance projects, as well as warn our participants of finance horror stories and things to not do.

 

In Conversation with Akin Omotoso

Hosted by: Didintle Ntsie

Speaker: Akin Omotoso

Didi Ntsie concludes the 2016 lab with an intimate conversation with Akin Omotoso. Akin, fresh from successful premier of his latest film “VAYA” at the Toronto International Film Festival dives into his work, production processes and his personal thoughts on the creative journey a filmmaker goes through. Akin brings a wealth of experience and success and it is an honour to host him at Elements Film Lab.

 

Contact Info

Telephone: +27 21 447 1775

Email: online@elementsfilmlab.org

Website: shnit.org OR http://elementsfilmlab.org/

Twitter: @elementsfilmlab