UPCOMING LAB:

LONDON FEBRUARY 6-10, 2016

 

A special holiday offer for photographers and visual storytellers

METRO IMAGING MENTORSHIP + SCREEN LAB IN LONDON
Apply now through January 20th, 2016!

Metro Imaging & Screen are pleased to announce a unique opportunity for visual storytellers at an early career stage. Join a production team of award-winning stills and film editors, curators and interactive producers, and a group of fellow established storytellers for Screen Production Lab in London complimented by a 12-month mentorship from Metro Imaging. 

We are inviting photographers and visual artists with under 5 years of professional experience to apply. The ideal candidate will have a documentary or a hybrid project in development or production stage, seeking support from a team of experts to deliver and distribute it

 

About Metro Mentorship

The Metro Imaging mentorship will follow the same method as its existing program where the mentoring is tailored to suit the needs of the artist.

 The mentorship includes:

- professional development

- continuos portfolio reviews

- introductions to relevant industry connections

- technical tutorials with our Master Printers

- discounts on our printing services.

 

Application process

The participants are chosen on the basis of their portfolio and application. The participants should present a documentary work-in-progress and ideas for deliverables and production plan. Projects with potential to be produced across platforms will be given a priority.

To apply, email us with the subject ‘Metro + Screen Mentorship’ at info@screenprojects.org with the following materials included:

_project description (under 1 page)

_visual samples (under 20 stills and/or a video link)

_CV, bio & contact information

 

Application deadline: January 20, 2016

There will be one winner selected by a panel of judges as a Metro Mentorship winner with their place in Screen Lab funded by Metro Imaging. The jury panel includes:

Steve Macleod, Metro Imaging, UK

Josh Hughes, Bertha DocHouse, UK

Liza Faktor, Screen, USA

The selected winner will be responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs.

For further information, please, contact Liza Faktor: liza@screenprojects.org

PLEASE, NOTE THAT WE ARE ACCEPTING PROJECTS FROM FOR THE SCREEN LAB IN LONDON FROM STORYTELLERS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE METRO MENTORSHIP THROUGH JANUARY 20TH, 2016!

 


WHAT IS SCREEN LAB?

Screen Production Lab is a training and mentorship program that focuses on production and distribution of visual documentaries across media platforms.

THE AIM

The Lab’s goal is to develop a hub of visual narrators in a complex media landscape where stories remain at the core of the debate. A core group of experts will support them through communication, practical tool application, production resources, industry insights and training. Together we will develop a production plan and the outreach strategy to help develop, finance and distribute your visual stories.

THE PROCESS

The Lab program consists of two 5-day face-to-face sessions with a group of production experts, three months apart. Between the labs we offer one-to-one project mentoring. The 1st session is focused on production issues, while the 2nd session is centered on distribution and culminates with a pitching panel in front of experts from film, broadcasting, publishing and art backgrounds. The Lab is designed to meet production, financing and distribution needs of participants’ stories. A program of public events in conjunction with our partners will be scheduled during the Labs.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We will select up to 20 participants - professional visual storytellers with a story in development or production stage, who are searching for ways to develop it creatively, financially or are looking for distribution channels.

THE TEAM

The lab in London is led by award-winning stills and film editors, curators, interactive producers, distributors and programmers:

Monica Allende, picture editor and producer

Liza Faktor, curator and transmedia producer

Adrian Kelterborn, multimedia producer and filmmaker

Bjarke Myrthu, interactive and multimedia producer

Ramon Pez, art director and book maker

Jamie Wellford, picture editor, producer and curator

DATES:

1st session: February 6-10, 2016

2nd session: May, 2016, Dates TBD

VENUE: Central Working, Whitechapel

HOW TO APPLY

The participants are chosen on the basis of their portfolio and application. The participants should present a documentary work-in-progress and ideas for deliverables and production plan. Projects with potential to be produced across platforms will be given a priority.

To apply, email us with the following materials included:

_project description (under 1 page)

_visual samples (under 20 stills and/or a video link)

_CV, bio & contact information

For further information, please, contact Monica Allende: monica@screenprojects.org

 

COSTS & DEADLINES

Full package (two sessions) $2,599. DEADLINE: January 20, 2016

 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Full package (two sessions) $2,350. DEADLINE: passed.

Please, contact us for payment plan options.

 

Participants are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation costs.

 

PARTNERS


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