The application process for the mentorship programme has now concluded. We will be in touch directly with successful applicants.
Deadline to send in application: 04.06.2023 (11:59 PM) IST
Dates for the first workshop phase: 24.07.2023 – 02.08.2023
The second workshop phase will be conducted online in September 2023, the third workshop will take place between 29th of January and 7th of February 2024.
All applicants will be contacted until end of June 2023 by E-Mail with an answer on their application.
The program intends to support the professional development and creative production skills of young film makers in these countries. We are convinced that the young generation of film makers from the region can foster understanding for their local communities both locally and internationally. This project is designed to help young film makers tackle the challenges they face and to bridge the gap between formal education in film and media in Sri Lanka and Pakistan and actual production in the field. Through mentoring, this program will help young filmmakers get the insights needed to break through to international festivals as well as develop their own storytelling methods to engage with audiences. In today’s world, documentary research and film both offer tools and platforms to connect people through stories. Among the demographically young populations of in South Asian countries, there is great potential for talent in creative production to address the social issues they see locally. SAS countries are home to very diverse communities. There is a pressing need for young people in this region to become aware of the positive possibilities of a diversity of narratives as well as the potential for a wider (international) impact.
With the help of various mentors, partners and trainers from different countries, the filmmakers are trained in the different aspects of filmmaking. This includes, for example, developing a film project, writing a script, implementing the idea, producing a trailer and pitching and presenting their project. The programme aims to improve career opportunities for young filmmakers both locally and internationally.
With the support of our mentors, this programme will help young filmmakers develop their own storytelling methods and break through to international festivals. In today's world, the art of film is a tool to connect people through stories. The demographically young population in South Asian countries has a great potential of talent for creative productions that address local social issues.