The Kabaret is part creative jam session, part cinematic bootcamp: a whole week of flat out, peddle-to-the-metal 24/7 guerrilla filmmaking; a chance for filmmakers, writers, actors, musicians, artists and creatives of all types to come together in a spirit of creative collaboration, to put their inventiveness, ability to improvise and eye for an opportunity to the test, and to have fun with film.
Whatever your skill or interest, the Kabaret has something to offer. For Directors, it’s a chance to hook up with actors, writers, cameramen and editors, for cameramen, sound techs and editors, it’s a chance to hone your skills in a high-pressure environment, pair up with directors, and start working as part of a filmmaking team. For writers, it’s a chance to workshop ideas with actors and get that script on screen. For musicians and composers, it’s a chance to try your hand at scoring a film, or performing on camera. For actors, it’s an opportunity get invaluable experience working with different types of directors and an array of varying dramatic roles. For every participant, it’s an opportunity to build up material for your show reels, to collaborate with new people, and network. Taking part in Kabaret films often leads to future projects and work outside of Filmonik. But you only get out of it what you put in - so get involved and push your talents to the max!'
Participation in the Kabaret will cost £35 for the whole week. For those who cannot commit to a full week, we have divided the Kabaret into two sections - the first leading up to the midweek screening, the second leading up to the Sunday screening. Participation in a single section / screening will cost £20.This will cover access to kit, food provisions, venues and studio hire,insurance, etc.
The Kabaret will be operating out of the “Film Lab”, a communal workspace for use by participants for the duration of the event. Here you will be able to set up editing equipment, rehearse, share ideas, exchange skills, etc.
Please note that Mad Lab is NOT the screening venue or the "Film Lab", only the location of the launch on Sunday 3rd April. Once you have purchased tickets a Information Pack will be emailed to you a week prior to the Kabaret launch, with a full breakdown of the Kabaret including useful information on locations and times.
THIS EVENT IS ONLY OPEN TO PEOPLE AGED 18 AND OVER.
Twitter hashtag for the event is #kabaret2011
Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All film work created during the Kabaret must be screened first at the Kabaret. Should there be insufficient time for it to screen a particular screening, due to the number of films, it must screen at either the next Kabaret screening, or the next Filmonik open screening before it can be screened elsewhere.
While filmmakers are encouraged to use the Kabaret to network, form new creative and collaborative partnerships, and develop relationships that they may draw on in their future filmmaking, films made during the Kabaret are FOR the Kabaret. We will not look kindly upon people who use the event as a means of getting others to use their Kabaret time to work on films that are intended for some other purpose. Films created for the Kabaret can certainly subsequently be screened elsewhere, and work created can be incorporated into other projects later. But only if everyone who worked on the film agrees to their work being used in this way, and so long as all are credited and the film’s / section of the film’s origins at the Kabaret are acknowledged.
We will be making a fly-on-the-wall documentary filmed record of this Kabaret, as the best method of demonstrating and illustrating the process to potential future sponsors and funding sources.
By purchasing a ticket through eventbrite I agree to allow Filmonik to show and promote my works in public, including live screenings, television broadcasts and online web streams. I the undersigned, guarantee that I am the creator and owner of my submissions and that to my knowledge my work does not infringe UK Copyright laws. I also guarantee that my submitted works are my property and I am able to show them for public consumption. All the casts and crews involved in these productions have given full consent and I have the rights to use all of the music used within the film. [For non-documentary films] All characters appearing in these works are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coin incidental. You indemnify Filmonik against any action, liability, claim, loss, damage, proceeding, expense (including legal costs) suffered or incurred by us, arising from, or which is directly or indirectly, related to your work. You agree that you are responsible for equipment while in your possession and acknowledge that Filmonik will in no way be held liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential damages or losses incurred to that equipment or your own. You will not produce or otherwise provide any material which:
Filmonik is an open screening platform for the North West’s independent filmmakers, be they Industry Professionals, self-styled Media Guerrillas, or relative novices still finding their creative voice. Emphasising resourcefulness and raw talent over polish and high production values, Filmonik provides an open door and a warm welcome for those making films with the minimum of means.
Filmmaking is the most technologically dependent of all art forms, and it is one of the objectives of Filmonik to provide an environment in which the normal barriers of film production are broken down. Collaboration is encouraged to the hilt, and screenings serve as a meeting place for individuals of all disciplines within film – writers, actors directors, musicians to name but a few. Filmonik also works to raise the aspirations and confidence of filmmakers who are at the start of their careers by providing the opportunity to receive feedback, advice and encouragement from individuals more experienced in the field.
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