The Camp Directing Lab by Gyula Gazdag

The Film Directing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics based on the art of directing a film. During this three-day period, not only will you have the chance to be taught by Gyula Gazdag but also to intensively interact with the rest of the group, which will have up to 20 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered in your films, and to receive feedback in order to avoid similar situations in the future.

Day 1

Screening of one of Gyula Gazdag’s films, which will be used as a case study.
Discussion of the film.
Lunch break.
Preparations needed for directing
How to conduct rehearsals?
Rehearsal of an exercise scene (With actors and DOP)

Day 2
Shooting 3 exercise scenes (With actors and DOP)
Lunch break
Watching and discussing dailies (With actors and DOP)

Day 3
Shooting 2 exercise scenes (With actors and DOP)
Lunch break
Watching and discussing dailies (With actors and DOP)
Closing remarks and discussion

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Gyula Gazdag is a director in film, theatre and television. He was a professor at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television from 1993-2015 and has served as the artistic director of the Sundance Filmmakers Lab since 1997.
His numerous feature films include "A Hungarian Fairy Tale" (1987), which won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival. Named one of the year’s 10 Best Films by the Village Voice and the Best Feature Film of the year by the Hungarian Film Critics Awards, it was screened at 20 film festivals worldwide, including the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
Gazdag’s other films include "Stand Off" (1989), which won a Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián International Film Festival; "Lost Illusions" (1983), named Best Screenplay by Hungarian Film Week; "Singing on the Treadmill" (1974); "The Whistling Cobblestone" (1971), named Best First Feature by the Hungarian Film Critics Awards; and "Swap".
Gazdag has also directed many documentaries.
Most of Gazdag’s films were banned for shorter or longer periods of time in communist Hungary; some also had been denied foreign exhibition. For the stage, he directed "Candide", "The Bald Soprano", "The Abduction From the Seraglio", "The Tempest", "Tom Jones and The Hothouse", among many others.
Gazdag has been a creative advisor at the Maurits Binger Film Institute in Amsterdam since 2002 and at the Script Station of the Berlinale Talent Campus since 2006.

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