IFA Online MasterClass 2020

IFA 2020 online edition will represent a bridge connecting the farthest spots of the globe to express each filmmaker’s personal response to the pandemic.The IFA Online MasterClass will be in the form of an open discussion with the sharing of opinions, purposes, experiences and ideas, to help filmmakers finding their authentic voice and to develop their short movie Witnessing History: Global Diary. A personal expression as self-discovery: redefining our values, our interpersonal relationships and our understanding of the changes we are witnessing.Students shoot their movies in their country of origin, through their cultural frame and their unique personalities. During the masterclass, the IFA Master Teacher will watch and comment on student’s movies. Under the film ditector’s mentorship, students will develop and finish their final cut of their films.The Master Teacher will talk about his or her beginnings and personal journey, about specifics moments of self-development and how he or she dealt with obstacles on the path.Students will learn as much as they can by the combination of observing and watching the Master Teacher’s assigned movies, and hearing about writing, producing and directing a film. Under the director’s guidance students will learn new techniques and will improve their already existing vision.

IFA 2020 online edition will represent a bridge connecting the farthest spots of the globe to express each filmmaker’s personal response to the pandemic.The IFA Online MasterClass will be in the form of an open discussion with the sharing of opinions, purposes, experiences and ideas, to help filmmakers finding their authentic voice and to develop their short movie Witnessing History: Global Diary. A personal expression as self-discovery: redefining our values, our interpersonal relationships and our understanding of the changes we are witnessing.Students shoot their movies in their country of origin, through their cultural frame and their unique personalities. During the masterclass, the IFA Master Teacher will watch and comment on student’s movies. Under the film ditector’s mentorship, students will develop and finish their final cut of their films.The Master Teacher will talk about his or her beginnings and personal journey, about specifics moments of self-development and how he or she dealt with obstacles on the path.Students will learn as much as they can by the combination of observing and watching the Master Teacher’s assigned movies, and hearing about writing, producing and directing a film. Under the director’s guidance students will learn new techniques and will improve their already existing vision.

IFA MasterClass aims to develop the filmmakers’ voice,their auteurial identity, using a mentoring processas a fundamental method to help finding their individual esthetic.

MasterClass Structure

1. SUBMISSIONWorldwide filmmakers will be selected from those submitting films to the IFA Film Festival by sending their short film Witnessing History: a Global Diary of 5-10 minutes long by June 20th 2020. 2. SELECTIONOn June 30th, IFA will announce 20 participants admitted to the IFA Online MasterClass. 3. IFA ONLINE MASTERCLASS

1. SUBMISSIONWorldwide filmmakers will be selected from those submitting films to the IFA Film Festival by sending their short film Witnessing History: a Global Diary of 5-10 minutes long by June 20th 2020. 2. SELECTIONOn June 30th, IFA will announce 20 participants admitted to the IFA Online MasterClass. 3. IFA ONLINE MASTERCLASS

6-11 July 2020 | PROJECT DEVELOPMENTFrom July 6th to July 11th, students will follow online lessons all together, an immersive experience of film directing techniques trough a process of personal growth.11-12 July 2020 | PRIVATE ONLINE MEETING WITH THE IFA MASTER TEACHEREach student will have a final private online meeting with the IFA Master Teacher. During the meeting the director will give his suggestions on which the student will shape and finalize his or her own short film Witnessing History: Global Diary.13-16 July 2020 | FINAL CUTFrom July 13th to July 16th students will work by themselves to work on the final cut based on the Master Teacher’s suggestions. On July 17th all 20 participants will send their final film version. 4. THE IFA ONLINE MASTERCLASS AWARDAfter completing the IFA Online MasterClass, on July 20th, the IFA Master Teacher will announce:- 5 winners whose movies will be screened at the Syracuse International Film Festival (October 2020) and at the IFA Film Festival closing screening (30th June 2021) at Palazzo d'Accursio courtyard in Bologna, Italy.- From these 5 movies, one best film will be announced. Winning filmmaker will have the honor to have his/her film being screened in the 2021 Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, one of the most important festivals in the world for the restored and classic cinema (www.festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/). Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola were Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival guests in the last two editions.- All 20 participants will also receive from the Master Teacher brief notes that they can use in promoting their films, they will be given of festival laurels and be screened on the IFA website.

6-11 July 2020 | PROJECT DEVELOPMENTFrom July 6th to July 11th, students will follow online lessons all together, an immersive experience of film directing techniques trough a process of personal growth.11-12 July 2020 | PRIVATE ONLINE MEETING WITH THE IFA MASTER TEACHEREach student will have a final private online meeting with the IFA Master Teacher. During the meeting the director will give his suggestions on which the student will shape and finalize his or her own short film Witnessing History: Global Diary.13-16 July 2020 | FINAL CUTFrom July 13th to July 16th students will work by themselves to work on the final cut based on the Master Teacher’s suggestions. On July 17th all 20 participants will send their final film version. 4. THE IFA ONLINE MASTERCLASS AWARDAfter completing the IFA Online MasterClass, on July 20th, the IFA Master Teacher will announce:- 5 winners whose movies will be screened at the Syracuse International Film Festival (October 2020) and at the IFA Film Festival closing screening (30th June 2021) at Palazzo d'Accursio courtyard in Bologna, Italy.- From these 5 movies, one best film will be announced. Winning filmmaker will have the honor to have his/her film being screened in the 2021 Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival, Bologna, Italy, one of the most important festivals in the world for the restored and classic cinema (www.festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/). Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola were Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival guests in the last two editions.- All 20 participants will also receive from the Master Teacher brief notes that they can use in promoting their films, they will be given of festival laurels and be screened on the IFA website.