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Film London goes to Georgia

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- Microschool international launching in Tbilisi

Film London goes to Georgia

Film London, with funding from the British Council, and in partnership with the Georgia National Film Center (GNFC) and Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF), is launching Microschool International in Tbilisi, Georgia. A three-day development workshop for filmmaking teams and their projects, is based on Film London Microwave’s Microschool, the training boot camp for those shortlisted for the micro-production scheme and comprises seminars, master-classes, one-to-one sessions, and focuses on micro-budget topics alongside specific project development.

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Six Georgian filmmaking teams will be accepted into Microschool, to take place in mid-September at BIAFF. Teams of directors and producers with an existing track record in production and who demonstrate they have the potential to make a micro-budget feature film, with screenplays in development can apply to the scheme.

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, said, “Microwave’s success is built on the scheme’s integrated training elements and Microschool is central to that. Previous participants have greatly benefited from its focused structure and the fact the content is shaped around the projects and participants who are selected. I am delighted this model is now being exported for the benefit of emerging international filmmaking talent. I look forward to seeing the results of this pilot, through the films from our Microschool International graduates but also potentially extending it to other territories.”

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