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Palestine Film Meetings

PFM Talks | Sound Design

Venue:Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Sunday 22.10 14:00
Instructor:Ania Przygoda
In this talk, Ania will explain what sound design is and how it can be used to enhance the storytelling in film. During the talk, she will deconstruct a soundtrack and show how it is built, using different elements. Ania will be using practical examples and videos to support the talk.

PFM Talks | Arab Cinema Today

Venue:Mahmoud Darwish Museum
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Saturday 21.10 17:00
Instructor:Talal Afifi, Butheina Kazim
This panel will address the status of independent cinema in the Arab world: What are the main obstacles preventing the development of a strong independent cinema sector in the Middle East? How do we overcome these obstacles?

PFM Talks | Let’s Get Together! Theater and Film in Palestine

Venue:Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Friday 20.10 16:30
Instructor:Kamil El Basha , Iman Aoun
What models can theater and cinema in Palestine share for both to thrive and sustain? How can cooperation be enhanced for the benefit of both fields? How can young theater talents reach out to filmmakers and casting agents? What are the distribution models for theater and film, and how can they...

PFMTalks | Filmmaking without Infrastructure

Venue:Khalil Al Sakakini Cultural Center
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Friday 20.10 15:00
Instructor:Rebecca Cermona
Independent filmmaking in the digital era is full of unchartered territory and new challenges. This reality is accentuated for filmmakers coming from regions with little or no infrastructure in place. However, a landscape which doesn't have strong-set paths could also be a landscape with more room...

PFM Talks | How to Find an Audience: Film Distribution

Venue:Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Friday 20.10 13:30
Instructor:Serge Abiaad, Marc Boonen
This talk will answer your questions on the challenges distributors face when it comes to art house and indie films. How do I get a distributor attached to my film? How do distributors get films into festivals? What can you do in the process of developing your film to widen your distribution...

PFM Talks | New Ways of Cinema

Venue:Ankars Suites
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Thursday 19.10 15:30
Instructor:Sohail Dahdal
Virtual reality is already the next big thing in filmmaking - not as an experimental futuristic idea but as a new way to tell stories, not only on mobile devices but also in newly VR-equipped cinemas around the world. Come join Sohail Dahdal on a journey into the future. This masterclass will...

PFM Talks | Short Films, Festivals and Markets: Film Distribution Strategies for Newbies

Venue:Ankars Suites
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Thursday 19.10 14:00
Instructor:Enrico Vannucci
Film markets at festivals have emerged as the principal venues where film professionals from all other the world can meet to do business. Markets must both satisfy the attendees’ demands and mix seamlessly with the rest of the festival. The role of film markets at festivals arise a diverse range of...

PFM Talks | Low-Budget Film Production

Venue:Ankars Suites
City:Ramallah
Date & Time:Thursday 19.10 12:30
Instructor:Johnny Andersen
One of the keys to a successful low-budget feature film is that you find a strong artistic and production concept during the development of the film, a concept that goes hand in hand with the writing of the script. Through examples from his own work with Danish talent, Andersen will talk about how...