JIIFF's FILM LAB
Alongside JIIFF's Festival, every afternoon from January 14th until the 22nd, we meet for seven intensive consecutive days. Our proposal is to make a team and create a short film built with different techniques, in which each member occupies a creative place, according to their age and their interests.
In order to optimize the dynamics according to their age, the film lab is divided between two groups: one for boys and girls up to 12 years old, and another for teenagers over 13. Both groups work separately, but simultaneously.
Students are guided throughout the process by permanent teachers specially selected by JIIFF based on their experience, their pedagogical qualities and bonding experience with the students. In addition to the teachers, in ¡Corte! We''ll receive the visit of industry leaders for different instances and teaching areas such as production, photography, sound, special effects and more.
To close the film lab, the short films made by the students will premiere, in a special instance, on the same screen where the films and short films programmed at the José Ignacio International Film Festival are screened, so that they can enjoy it with their families and guests.
We highlight how essential playing is part of the education of filmmaking. For both children and teenagers, it is a film lab with the camera on, ready for experimentation.
We want to underline that the film lab is not only focused on finishing a short film, but also on discovering a means of artistic expression. We want the participants to visualize a new form of communication; discover a new language. Teachers are guides and advisers stimulating the creativity of the team. We promote collaborative work for a common good: the short film.
One week prior to the beginning of the clases we propose two additional classes by Zoom. There, in search for the story, the general guidelines and the script are proposed. We talk about genres and basic structure. That way, at the first day of class students will work with this material. As a team they choose one of the proposals (or a combination of several) and we close the script with the desire to give more time to the thought behind text as well as to the pre-production and post-production of the short films.
We also want to allow time to the post-production experience. For those who have already done the film lab before, this is a new section to the lab. Edition, color and sound. We propose a day in an audio studio, where the final cut is actively “dressed up” with sound effects and folley.
14th until the 21st of January 2023
3PM - 6PM