Workshops & Lectures

HARARE

August 12 to 31, 2024

Kentucky Ecumenical Centre

Harare based ICAPA Trust presents

EQUAL   VOICES
SCRIPT AND FILM ANALYSIS ||| STORY AND SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Workshop conducted by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Gabriele C. Sindler & Donat F. Keusch

The purpose of the Equal Voices Script and Film Analysis ||| Story and Script Development Workshop is to elevate the ability of filmmakers on the African continent and from elsewhere to write a good film script.

In this workshop the professional analysis of films and screenplays is presented and trained. The participants learn to read scripts on paper and on the big screen. The participants learn about the various problems writers and consultants are facing when developing a screenplay.

The workshop targets scriptwriters, producers, directors, editors (cutters), story editors, consultants for writers, directors, buyers/investors/distributors, actors, agents in film business and others. In line with the workshop’s aim of equalising voices, African women in particular, and women in general, are encouraged to apply.

>>>Further information

HAMBURG

21.03.2024 | 17:00

Hadley’s | Beim Schlump 84a

Capturing Film Business with Botho & Ubuntu

An Event with Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gabriele Sindler

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gabriele Sindler present their African-European collaboration in the fields of story & script development and creation of films. The aim of their cooperation is to bring relevant and artistically well-presented content to broad film audiences all over the world.

Further inforamtioen @ Website HIAS (Hamburg Institute for Advanced Study).
RSVP: event@hias-hamburg.de

BERLIN

EFM | AfroBerlin

17.02.2024 | 12:00

EFM Conference Lounge

Tsitsi Dangarembga and Gabriele C. Sindler speak about

Pan-African Story | Script | Film Development for a Global Audience

Aspects of intercontinental and intercultural training for experienced filmmakers.

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WEIMAR

Bauhaus-Universität

30.01.2024 | 11:00-16:00

Lecture & DisCussion

Gabriele C. Sindler as guest in the seminar “Writer’s Room – into the Web Series Realm”, led by Polina Horošina .

LAGOS
Nigeria

28. October 2023 – 12. November 2023

Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA Trust) presents

INTENSIVE Story & script WRITING workshop

Tsitsi Dangarembga | Gabriele C. Sindler | Donat F. Keusch

16 PARTICIPANTS | 9 COUNTRIES | 8 PROJECTS

In the run-up to the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust is hosting a two-week intensive screenwriting workshop. It is aimed at female African screenwriters who have a project in the final stage of development. The workshop will be led by Tsitsi Dangarembga (ICAPA), Donat Keusch and Gabriele Sindler (DFK FILMS | dfk*script*service).

–> Further information…

–> Detailed Program Workshop Lagos, Nigeria 2023

 

VIENNA

Friday, 23rd September 2022 | 11:40

Department for Theatre, Film and Media Studies Vienna
UZA II-Rotunde | Althanstraße 14 | 1090 Wien
HS 415 Panel 4

Meet Gabriele Sindler at the Screenwriting Research Network International Conference (SRN) giving a lecture on:

Analyzing Screenplays presented on the international market:
Development, Practice and Benefits of “The SSO- or *40-Steps-Method”
From practical use to theory and back again

Gabriele C. Sindler | gcs@dfkfilms.com | +49 177 9744133

 

>>> Download THE  LECTURE:  password protected

 

>>> General information on the lecture…
>>> 14th Screenwriting Reseach Network International Conference 2022 | 22nd – 24th September

MOSCOW

Friday, 1st July 2022 | 11:00

Moscow Kurdish Film Festival
Penta Hotel | Novy Arbat 15 | Moscow 119019

Master Class @ Moscow Kurdish Film Festival

EUPHORIA & MISERY of DEVELOPING STORIES, SCRIPTS and FILMS with RELEVANT CONTENT

Lecture & discussion

Donat F. Keusch | Gabriele C. Sindler
dfk*films & script*service | www.dfkfilms.com

In 1982 Yılmaz Güney’s film YOL got the most important festival award of the world: The Golden Palm in Cannes. But the CEO of the production company, Donat F. Keusch, still didn’t know what makes a film successful. After having produced 20 films and having distributed more than 300 films which won all sort of prizes and were praised by film critics, he asked himself: How is it possible that 80% of our films attract only a small audience? Why are most of our “great films” flops? So, he looked for the basics and started to concentrate on the essence of film: STORY and SCRIPT.

Today his multilingual team of dfk*script*service, run by Gabriele Sindler, analyzes 120 scripts per year from all over the world. They are convinced that filmmaking is a process of collective creation and that every successful film is based on a good and professional script. A film’s impact on the audience is intrinsically bound to the quality of its script. Based on a bad script you will shoot a bad film with no chance to become successful – with a good script your chance rises to 50% at least. The definitions of a good story and a good script and much more will be part of our lecture.

Donat Keusch and Gabriele Sindler will present a brief impression how they evaluate, analyze stories and scripts. We kindly invite you to ask all sorts of professional questions.

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & KURDISH | SORANI

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & PERSIAN

Lecture Moscow | July 2022 | ENGLISH & TURKISH

CAIRO

New Falaki Theater | AUC, next to Tahrir Square

INTENSIVE SCRIPT AND FILM ANALYSIS WORKSHOP

by Gabriele C. Sindler & Donat F. Keusch
dfk*films & script*service

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