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with Geir Bøhren &  Bent Åserud

It is a one of a kind opportunity to study with some of the greatest film music composers of our time, Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud from Norway. Along with Bent Åserud, Geir Bøhren had his breakthrough as a film score composer for the film “Orion's Belt” (1985) with the theme Svalbardtema, which has become an unofficial anthem for Svalbard, Greenland. With this score, they won the Norwegian “Amanda Award” for best score and the Film Critics' Award. They also created the official anthem for the 1994 Winter Olympics.  The duo won 1999 the Norwegian Music Award “Spellemannsprisen” for the record “Christmas in Blue Mountain” (“Jul i Blåfjell”). In their workshop at the IYFFL 2016 Geir Bøhren and Bent Åserud will give an exclusive insight in composing amazing film score music.

Skougaards Hus, Wednesday 8th of June, 10-12 p.m.

The Art of Directing
with Adama Ulrich

In her lecture Adama Ulrich will discuss Film and TV directing techniques and aestethics with the participants. She will focus on the productive relationship between director and actors/protagonists. It is the crucial part of filmmaking. The participants will get the opportunity to talk about their experiences in directing. In exercises with the camera and role- playing the participants will be able to practice and definitely improve their directing skills. The workshop will take place indoors and outdoors in Langesund.

Skougaards Hus, Friday 10th of June, 10-12 p.m.

Scriptwriting for Comedy
with Mark Pressdee

Mark Pressdee is a Writer/Director/Producer with over 15 years experience. His passion is comedy. Most recently his multi-award-winning rom com Titanic Love, which follows his trademark ‘off the wall’ comedy style has been a major success in film festivals worldwide. Titanic Love has won over 41 Awards and was recently nominated for Best Actor and Actress at the Royal Television Society Awards. Mark was also nominated as Best New Talent. His latest comedy film The Final Scene has been screened at film festivals globally recently collecting its first award. Mark delivers specialist workshops in Filmmaking for Birmingham City University, Birmingham Theatre School, University of Birmingham and University of Liverpool. In his workshop Mark will share his rich knowledge of writing excellent comedy films.

Skougaards Hus, Thursday 9th of June, 10-12 p.m.

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