"Write your short"
A 7-day writing workshop with Lebanese filmmaker Ghassan Salhab
Yet another writing workshop? A workshop of more than learning how to write a film project, it will consist of understanding the writing of a film, as short as it will be, as if being already at the heart of the upcoming film. Writing to push further the original project.
For the program itself, everyone is going to read what others have written. Thus, the group work will begin with a meeting involving everyone, where the participants will get to know each other and they are all invited to talk about their project, as well as others’ projects. By the second day, the projects will be taken one by one (one-on-one meetings). The only way to help push things far, not to stay in a general theoretical discussion is diving into each project.
How to apply:
Dates of the workshop:
From 22 to 26 September 2014
(The final program of the workshop will be confirmed later)
PS: The dates of the last two days will be set during the group work
- The workshop is open to Arab participants living in Lebanon.
- A maximum of 7 participants will be selected.
$350 per participant
About the tutor:
Ghassan Salhab was born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, Salhab collaborates on various scenarios in Lebanon and in France, and teaches film in Lebanon. He has directed five feature films: Beyrouth Fantôme (selected by Trois Continents/Nantes 1998 and several other international film festivals); Terra Incognita (selected by « Un Certain Regard » - Cannes 2002, and several other international film festivals); The Last Man (selected by Locarno 2006, Montpellier, Torino, Dubai, Singapore, Tribeca, "Tous les cinemas du monde" – Cannes 2007…); 1958 (selected by FID Marseille 2009, Locarno, MEIFF, Dox Box, Istanbul International Film Festival, Cathage 2010…); The Mountain(FID Marseille 2011, Toronto International Film Festival 2011, Doha International Film Festival 2010… ) and recently The Valley — in addition to numerous short films and “videos”, including Everybody know this is nowhere – diptych, Le massacre des innocents – triptych, (Posthume), Narcisse Perdu, My living body My dead body, La Rose de personne, Baalbeck (co-directed with A. Zaatari and M. Soueid), De la séduction (co-directed with N. Khodor), Afrique Fantôme, Après la Mort… In 2010 La Rochelle International Film Festival made a tribute to his films. He has also published his texts and articles in various magazines, and a book, “fragments du Livre du naufrage” (Amers Editions) in 2012.