FEST - Training Ground za filmarje in filmske entuziaste

Imagine a forum, where some of the biggest names in Film gather in one week to transmit their knowledge, imagine 6 days of Masterclasses, Workshops, Presentations and more about Film, Imagine a TED Talk focused only on cinema. FEST - Training Ground is all of that and much more.

Passes are still available at the very low rate of 59 Euros for the 6 days, or 39 Euros for the weekend pass.

What is FEST - Training Ground?

FEST – Training Ground is a place where film makers and film enthusiasts from all over the world gather in one week,

 to attend a deluxe training from inspiring talks to workshops and master classes, lectured by industry top experts with recognized achievements. TRAINING GROUND, is now one of the biggest learning forum in the world in the area of filmmaking, in number of participants and number of worldwide recognized expert
Who will be the speakers?

FEST - Training Ground will have some of the best possible speakers, with names such as:

MELISSA LEO Oscar Winning Actress (The Fighter, Frozen River, Oblivion)
PETER WEBBER (Director of films such as Girl With the Pearl Hearing, Hannibal Rising)
Oscar Nominated Cinematographer CHRISTIAN BERGER (The White Ribbon, Then Piano Teacher)
Oscar Nominated Editor TARIQ ANWAR (American Beauty, The King’s Speech)
LM KIT CARSON (Screenplay writter for Paris, Texas, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)
TIM CORRIE Deputy Director of BAFTA,
STEPHEN ALTMAN Oscar Nominated Production Designer (Gosford Park, Ray),
Cannes Winner and Oscar Nominee SCANDAR COPTI,
Danish Multi awarded Producer TIVI MAGNUSSON,
Stuntman RUI MARTINS (Michel Valliant, Bourne Identity) 
PAULO FURTADO, Musician also known as Legendary Tigerman
MARTIN DALE, Journalist for Variety
MARIKA GREEN, actress in films such as Pickpocket and Emmanuele
JARLE BJORKNES, Regional FIlm Fund Manager in Rogaland, Norway

and many more, detailed information on www.fest.pt

You can learn all about FEST - TG watching our presentation video here: https://vimeo.com/59256128
When and Where?
Between the 25th and the 30th of June In Espinho, Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto in the sea-coast line. A tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal.
The fee for one week of the world´s best film training activities is only 59 Euros without accommodation or from 89 Euros with accommodation, so be sure to grab your place fast the spaces are limited!
To register visit our website on this link: http://fest.pt/?page_id=1471&lang=en
Why go?
It is an excellent opportunity in many levels, firstly the knowledge present there is overwhelming, with the best experts in the world, secondly because more than 300 people will come from all over the world to attend creating an atmosphere where you can learn from each other and the experience they have, but mainly because here you can have a big break, people have been hired by some of the experts, found financiers for their films, or simply found a correct direction on their career, FEST -Training Ground is a huge game changer, and a enormous help for up and coming film-makers.

FEST - Training Ground has been a worldwide success, with registered participants coming from all over the World, from countries such as Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Greece, Portugal, Nigeria, Japan, Poland Russia, Romania, Qatar and so on...

FEST Pitching Forum
On the program you will also have FEST Pitching Forum In this space filmmakers will meet producers and financers, and each participant will have 4 minutes to pitch his project, and why it should be supported, produced and financed. The producers and financers will have the opportunity to know new and fresh projects, and can choose to work with you in the making of your next film. You will also have a workshop and a masterclass about pitching before the real pitching sessions, so you can prepare yourself the best.

All in one
Training Ground is all in one program, as participants will not only enjoy a six day deluxe training program, but also will be able to attend the screenings of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, as parallel activities, all of this having as a scenario the beautiful sea-coast city of Espinho, one of the most looked for sea-coast location in all of Portugal.

How do you register?
All registrations must be made through the training ground websit www.fest.pt

Who is eligible?
Every film maker or film enthusiast is eligible for registering; you just need to have a genuine interest in the subject, an open spirit, and the will to learn.

More Information about the event on our website www.fest.pt