Black Factory Cinema, in alliance with the renowned Cuban film school EICTV, are organizing a Filmmaker Workshop next year in Cuba to be hosted by acclaimed director Werner Herzog. For 10 days, 50 participants will have the opportunity to develop a project under the supervision of Herzog, who will share his methods of working, style and technique.
Herzog emphasizes that the workshop isn’t “film school” and that all participants should have knowledge of directing as well as access to their own camera and editing equipment. “It’s a very practical workshop where you have to write the screenplay, you have to do the filming and the editing,” he says. “Of course in all the steps I will be with you.” Watch the trailer for the event below.
Black Factory Cinema is committed to the creation of alternative spaces for training young filmmakers. This is the fourth consecutive year of Filmmaker Workshops. Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami previously hosted these workshops in Colombia in 2014, Barcelona in 2015 and Cuba in 2016.
The workshop will take place between March 6 and 16, 2017. Applications are now open and are due by December 20. The list of participants will be published on January 9. If accepted, the tuition is 4,250.00 € ($4,502) and is due on February 3. For more information on how to apply, the event itself and the workshop schedule, visit the official page for the workshop.