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The Florence Film School

This is information about what we do in the Florence Film School if you would like to find out more information
go to:http://www.newrenaissanceflorence.com

FLORENCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! December 12, 2008!

The Florence Film School working together with The Tuscan Film
Commission and our Media Partners The Florentine and The English
Yellow Pages will host this year’s first International Student Film Festival
Which will be part of the 50 Days of Cinema Festival already a
great success! We look forward to the great contacts and opportunities
International students will have to premier their films, attend great parties and
participate in our unique Teaching and Learning symposiums with
professional film makers from all over the world! We will be setting up an
internship Program for Students to have an opportunity to intern in the
Festival and attend the Gala Parties!

For more information contact submissions@florencefilmfestival.com
Or withoutabox.com

We would like to introduce our new Student Coordinator Hannah Urkowitz!

Hannah Urkowitz is a Multi Media Artist, originating from New Jersey.
She Holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Albright College dual
majored in Studio Art and Digital Media. She has previously studied at
Studio Arts Centers International (SACI), Moore College of Art and
Academia Italiana. She has assisted in the filming of a two
documentary in Ghana, West Africa to support the NGO Women in Progress
and shown nine films with the Berks County Pennsylvania Film Society
Worked as a technical intern for Berks County Television. For three
years Hannah's works were accepted into the Pennsylvania Freedman
Gallery's Spring Juried Shows. In 2006 she was awarded the Fine Art
Commission award for the acrylic painting "The Pro Choice Deli". She
currently works freelance as a Videographer, Photographer, Web and
Graphic Designer.

She is a great gal who has joined the Florence Film School to help
teach workshops, mentor students in the latest motion graphics,
animation and editing techniques. She will also be on hand to help out as
our student coordinator to help students in the application process and learn
about all the fun things to do in Florence. She will help arrange parties, and events
and happenings where you and meet film makers, artists and musicians living
here, and make important contacts for your career as a professional film maker!

EVENTS:

May 14th-25th THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL UPDATE:

Our most recent graduate Nannette Del Carmen is at THE CANNES FILM
FESTIVAL with the film short Eve olution. She will be promoting her
film, making pitches to international distribution companies and
attending great parties through the contacts she made here at FLORENCE
FILM SCHOOL!

The Latest Distribution News from the Cannes Film Festival:


There's no denying the fact that one of the hottest
topics at Cannes this year was all about India as a booming market,
and the great opportunities to distribute non-Indian films there.
All of a sudden they are paying TOP DOLLAR for the right kinds
of films (mainly films they can release theatrically in their
multiplying multiplexes). Lions Gate signed a big output deal
with an Indian Distributor (Eros), and another very large Indian
distributor signed a Billion Dollar deal with a handful of U.S
Production companies (George Clooney's and Jim Carey's for
example) to keep constant content in their pipelines. India
is hungry for films and now's the time to get in there.

On another note, there was a lot of discussion about how U.S
theatrical distributors just aren't that hungry for films right
now, and are going home empty handed. Mostly they are still
being super selective on what they acquire and whatever they
acquire MUST have a very distinct target audience for them to
market to. Otherwise, they are saying there are just too many
films in the U.S market and they can't compete with their marketing
dollars UNLESS the film speaks to a very specific audience.

May 23- 22nd THE FLORENCE FILM SCHOOL IN AFFILIATION WITH ABC NEWS
IS PRODUCING A 2-HOUR SPECIAL THAT WILL AIR ON ABC IN THE UNITED
STATES THIS FALL CALLED, EARTH 2100

This is a show about what the world's top scientists, economists, and
historians say our world could look like by the year 2100 if we don't
act now to save our troubled planet. Experts say that the "perfect
storm" of climate change, resource depletion, and population growth
could converge with catastrophic results.

This Spring, leading up to the broadcast, we're launching a massive
online event engaging people from across the globe to create their own
versions of the next century. The Florence Film School and other
journalism programs will be recruiting people interested in being our
'reporters' from the future. This is an incredible opportunity for
young filmmakers to create short videos on issues facing our future,
and we will incorporate the most compelling submissions into our
national broadcast.

The Florence Film School will be working with Pop’s Café and local
television stations to help students with this project. Stay tuned in!

May 23- June 8th FESTA THEATRE will perfom Alice in Wonderland
at Teatro Lungo Binario, located next to Stazione Leopolda.
Show times are 8:30 pm (Friday and Saturday, May 23, 24, 30, 31 and June 6, 7)
and 5 pm (Sunday, May 25, June 1, 8). Tickets are 12 Euro for adults,
8 for children, and are avaiable at the door.

May 30th Live Concert with Peter Dulborough
a very talented composure who scored the Films Eyetalk and Eve olution
He will be performing many original scores including the theme from the film
Ev olution live at Porto di Mare at 21:00 for more info: 055 7191160.

July 7th- August 29th : SUMMER EIGHT WEEK FILM MAKING INTENSIVE &
WORKSHOP SERIES BEGINS!
Learn the latest in digital film making, motion graphics and film
productions form international professionals form around the globe in
one of the most beautiful cities in the World Florence, Italy!
Join our eight week intensive or take a week long workshop!

July 11th WELCOME PARTY:
Students will meet other film makers, artists and students here in Florence.

AUGUST 29TH: MULTI MEDIA EVENT PREMIERING THE SUMMER INTENSIVE FILM PROJECT.

September 1st FALL SEMESTER BEGINS

NEW WORKSHOPS AND PROGRAMS:

This summer and fall we will be bringing in a host of professionals in
Film Production in from all parts of the world to teach and mentor our
students on their own projects. We have a fantastic staff of top
professionals and fun activities where you can get to know them both
professionally and personally.

Each Issue of The Florence Film School Newsletter will highlight one
of the many guest lecturers who will presenting a workshop at our
school and /or participating in a our Florence International Film
Festival Teaching and Learning Forum

This issue we are focusing on Larry Sugar:

With over 35 years in the film and television industry Larry Sugar has
been fortunate enough to have had very diverse opportunities. He has
run major corporations, produced dozens of feature films. He has
written both screenplays and teleplays, and produced over 400 hours of
television programs. He has owned and operated his own international
distribution company.

In addition to a career within the entertainment business, he has also
been a lecturer at many U.S. universities including UCLA, USC,
Brandies University and Tulane University. For approximately 12 years,
and created his own class at the cinema department of the College of
Santa Fe (entitled The Business of Entertainment--Finance, Production
and Distribution) to help students understand the ins and outs of
succeeding in the business side of Film Production. He presently lives
and works in Vancouver BC, Canada and has recently completed a series
for the CBC.

He will be on hand to help student film makers learn the business of
selling, distributing and receiving funding for their films.

TOURS OF FLORENCE:

Our students receive year long passes to all the major museums and
gardens here in Florence. We arrange special tours for our students to
experience this amazing city through the eyes of a Film Maker. Our
Tours focus on the Art Treasures helping students learn the art of
storytelling, developing a cinematic eye, scouting film locations,
listening and recording the sounds of the city, animating works of Art
and many more creative and fun ways to inspire students and utilize
this unique opportunity of film making in Florence.


CREATIVE CAMPUS:

A program where Florence Film School Students can meet other students
here in Florence , get to know the art scene here in Florence and
collaborate in creating artistic events that express their cultural
experiences here in Italy.

THEATRE INTERNSHIPS:

Student can attend and or work with one of the International
Theatrical Companies here in Florence to learn the art and craft of
acting, stage design, lightening, stage management.

We work with both F.E.S.T.A and FITC.


VIDEO DOCUMENTARY MAKING:

Student can film short promos and documentaries on their projects and
the artistic happenings around Florence and post them on our U Tube
news channel New Renaissance News and work in our video journalism
program with theflorencenewspaper.it Florence’s Online Newspaper.

PROFESSIONAL FILMS SHOT ON LOCATION IN ITALY

Our students have opportunities to work with Professional Production
Companies who come to Italy to shoot their films. Our last group of
students went to Venice during the Venetian Carnival and worked with a
British Film Maker. Now one of our Directors will be meeting up with
them in Cannes!




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