This day is dedicated to independent series production. Creators,
festival directors and producers will talk about all aspects of
independent filmmaking: funding, production, distribution, and, most
important, aesthetics, style, and creators’ visions.
“scriptwriting” workshop, the participants will be able to learn first
hand and from two successful independent series how the authors
developed in writing their own projects.
10-15 hours - Moderation: Joël Bassaget
10:00 hours Workshop
Address: Lahnstraße 9, 35578 Wetzlar
Workshop Scriptwriting – where do I start and what's down the road?
Fornoff, author and leading actress of "Emma’s World", and the creators
of “MEM”, Thomas Meudt, Christian Stadach and Stephan Zimmermann of Tag
& Nacht Media, will take you on a journey through their very
personal set of tools, tricks and experiences. Whether it is post-its on
the window, character development on the subway or successful
governmental script funding... the four will stop at nothing to share
everything they learned with lots of trial and error, blood, sweat and
tears during the past few years.
You need to apply here.
12:00 hours Independent Project Presentation
Venue: Hotel & Restaurant heyligenstaedt
Address: Aulweg 41, 35392 Giessen
Three different project - three different types of funding. Whether self-financed, crowd-funded or commissioned by a TV channel: That’s how independent series productions work!
Caris Vujcec: Greenlight YOURSELF: Crowdfunding your Series to Production!
Atsushi Ogata: Yukata Cowboy - Adventures in New Online Cinema!
Anne Santa Maria: The Art of Being Commissioned
Festival Directors & Web Series World Cup
13:00 Uhr Panel Discussion
Gäste: Meredith Burkholder (Webfest Berlin), Riccardo Canella (Sicily Web Fest), Csongor Dobrotka (die Seriale), Otessa Ghadar (DC Web Fest), Nina Heinrich (Wendie Webfest Hamburg), Young Man Kang (KWeb Fest Seoul), Suzette Laqua (Vancouver Web Fest), Oliver Mend (Bilbao Web Fest)
Joël Bassaget, founder of the WSWC, interviews festival directors and World Cup participants about their respective orientations and special focus, but also about funding structures and financing in different countries.
14:00 Uhr Panel Discussion
Guests: Kaye Kittrell, Carlos Vin Lopes, Marc Schießer, Lucie Tournant
14.30 Uhr Panel Discussion
Guests: Dennis Albrecht, Dipu Bhattacharya, Sara Mauelón, Ula Zawadzka
What is a good series? What is visual storytelling? And how do you find your own style? Series creators talk about aesthetics, genre and different formats - and what artistic visions they are driven by.
this event is supported by Kulturfonds Gießen-Wetzlar.