Workshops & Lectures

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

>>> FURTHER INFORMATION…