SHIFT Film Festival 2020 Shifting Distance
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SHIFT Film Festival 2020

Shifting Distance

The SHIFT Film Festival invites all filmmakers and film viewers to a digital experience of connecting with like-minded people in a digital festival space: take part in Short Film Competition & BootCamp ShortsLab and network with filmmakers from all over the world!

Startdatum

11 september 2020
om 10:00


Einddatum

12 september 2020
om 23:00

Locatie

ECI 13
6041MA Roermond

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SHIFT Film Festival 2020

We celebrate the sixth edition of the SHIFT Film Festival from september 11-12, 2020 and we do so in spite, and maybe especially because, of the crazy times that 2020 has brought us so far.

With film production on hold, a closedown of cinemas, financial and funding insecurities and pressure of the lockdown, it is your creativity that thrives and needs a boost. Are you ready to shoot in October-December or do you need inspiration and direction in preparing your first or next short film? This year’s edition of SHIFT Film Festival will run online, shifting distance and creating a space for all the filmmakers to screen their films in the online cinema and enhance filmmaking skills during BootCamp ShortsLab. Get prepared to finally shoot and distribute your short film!

Bootcamp and workshops

Boost your filmmaking skills by joining our Writers Rooms or the Bootcamp Shorts Lab and learn everything from script development to the creative aspects of editing, sound and film distribution. Or join the Pitching Forum and present your film idea to a selected jury of industry professionals and win a cash production grant. 

Young cinephiles will have the chance to attend a special workshop which teaches them the basics of film in order to understand and value film on a whole different level and write perfect reviews.

Short Film Competition

We encourage you as well to submit your short film to the Short Film Competition. Whether your film is selected or not, by submitting your film, you will get access to the BootCamp ShortsLab and networking with other participants at the workshops and at online Lunch! Short Film Competition will be screened at the online cinema venue and the viewer can not only watch your film, but also talk to you during Q&A sessions after the screening.

Let us try something new together and stay positive and fresh and eager to learn new things. Let us connect despite of our physical distances and proof that creativity and our love of film can shift distances!

*Please note (!) that if the corona outbreak measurements will make it possible, the films will be screened at the festival heart ECI Cultuurfabriek in Roermond, though masterclasses will be held online to give opportunity to more filmmakers to join!

Submit your film to SHIFT Film Festival 2020.

Deadline: August 10.

Submit now.

"Great networking opportunities, valuable workshops and training options all at one location."

Remy Kooi

Program & Tickets

Curious to know the complete program of SHIFT Film Festival 2020? You can find it below (including ticket links). 

The selection for the Short Film Competition will be announced August 24. 

Buy your tickets here.

SHIFT Film Festival Program 2020

04 september 10:00 Workshop | Pitching Training | Part 1 (ENG)

The last months have given you a lot of time and energy to boost your creativity and you came up with a new film idea? Then you will probably want to tell everyone all about it as soon as possible. But what is the best way to transport the content, message and purpose of your film in an engaging way that in the best case can even convince producers or people from the film fund to support your project? This goal is too far-fetched you think? Especially in these times? Then take up your courage, shift the imaginary distance towards your goal, attend this Pitch Training and you will be trained in accordance with these questions by the industry professional.

The coach will be Reinier Selen, founder and producer at Rinkel Film.

Reinier Selen has produced national and international (co-)productions, including the acclaimed films Rafaël, Van God Los, Cool Kids Don't Cry, Nothing Personal, Lucia de B. and Süskind. His co-production Rafiki has been in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Submit your project here before August 16.

Timeslot: 10:00-11:30

05 september 11:00 Workshop | Understanding Film: Learn How to Watch Films Analytically and Write Your Own Film Review, Day 1 (ENG)

During this festival edition our Youth Jury gets the opportunity to receive a free-of-charge coaching by the film critic Karel Deburchgrave who will teach the basics of film analysis and how to write a good film review. During this first digital meeting the coach introduces the basics of film analysis based on Case Studies. During the second part of the coaching, together with the group, Karel Deburchgrave will discuss the participants' first reviews, that have been written as a preparatory homework, and provide feedback. For the second session the participants will have to prepare by watching some selected Case Study films and by writing yet another film review based on what they have learnt during the first session.

Karel Deburchgrave is a film critic and the chairman of the Belgian film magazine Filmmagie, which was founded in 1956. Karel Deburchgrave has been a member of many film festivals, including Karlovy Vary (2008), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2011), Prix Italia Torino (2011), Hong Kong (2012), Montreal (2012), Berlin (2014), Film Fest Washington DC (2015) and Singapore (2019). He also gives lectures on film at film museums and universities.

Interested youngsters (age approx. 16-24) can send an email including a short biography (English) to saskia[a]cinesud.nl until 15th, July.

08 september 10:00 Workshop | Pitching Training | Part 2 (ENG)

The last months have given you a lot of time and energy to boost your creativity and you came up with a new film idea? Then you will probably want to tell everyone all about it as soon as possible. But what is the best way to transport the content, message and purpose of your film in an engaging way that in the best case can even convince producers or people from the film fund to support your project? This goal is too far-fetched you think? Especially in these times? Then take up your courage, shift the imaginary distance towards your goal, attend this Pitch Training and you will be trained in accordance with these questions by the industry professional.

The coach will be Reinier Selen, founder and producer at Rinkel Film.

Reinier Selen has produced national and international (co-)productions, including the acclaimed films Rafaël, Van God Los, Cool Kids Don't Cry, Nothing Personal, Lucia de B. and Süskind. His co-production Rafiki has been in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes Film Festival 2018.

Submit your project here before August 16.

Timeslot: 10:00-11:30

11 september 10:00 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Script Development: Shape up Your Idea Into a Killer Script (ENG)

You have an idea for what could make a nice short film but don’t know how to get started? Together with coach Eric Collins you will start the Bootcamp Shorts Lab by learning the basics of script development. How to refine the idea, how to write a convincing synopsis, structure your script and how to go further from there.

Eric Collins is a writer with over 25 years of experience as a feature-film screenwriter and script advisor. He writes and directs video games, documentaries, TV programs and feature films. Amongst many other projects, he was involved in the production of And Now Ladies and Gentlemen (2002) which was directed by Claude Lelouch and starred Jeremy Irons. The film The Lover (1992), where he was also involved as a screenwriter, was nominated for the Oscar and 6 Césars.

Timeslot: 10:00-13:00

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11 september 10:00 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Script for Documentary: Develop Your Documentary Idea into a Filmable Project

Have you been working on a documentary idea and need a boost to develop it further? The coach Ruud Lenssen will tell you how to analyse your idea, make up a plan and structure, start a research and prepare to make a film! During the masterclass, Ruud will look at the projects of some of the participants and will analyse them as case studies.

Ruud Lenssen is an independent documentary filmmaker, known from films such as Lost in Memories (IDFA competition 2019) and Kathem & Chris (winner Dioraphte award at the Dutch Filmfestival 2010). The lessons of his youth manifest themselves in all films by Ruud Lenssen because of an observing style, but also through the choice of socially relevant themes that he portrays in a modest and personal way.

Timeslot: 10:00-13:00

11 september 13:15 Online Lunch & Filmmakers Talk - Q&A with the filmmakers from the Short Film Competition

Just after the masterclass grab a salad or a sandwich and join the other filmmakers in front of the screen to lunch and network and talk to the filmmakers from the Short Film Competition!

The Online Lunch & Filmmakers Talk will be held as a Zoom-meeting and streamed on Facebook.

Timeslot: 13:15-13:45

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11 september 14:00 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Producing: Find Ways to Finance Your Film (ENG)

After a refreshing homemade snack and a good conversation that lifted up the spirits even more, join the next masterclass that will deal with the production phase of a short film. Where to search for funding, how to finance your short film, how to make a budget, find the crew and start the production? The coaches Eva Verweij and Loes Komen will help find answers to these questions.

Timeslot: 14:00-15:30

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11 september 15:40 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Directing: Bring Your Vision to the Screen (ENG)

The script is finished, the budget is more or less gathered, you are ready to make a film. But what makes each film special? The director's vision. In this masterclass you will learn how to search for your director's vision, how to work with actors & crew and how to bring your story to life!

The coach will be announced in the beginning of August.

Timeslot: 15:40-17:10

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11 september 18:00 Film | Short Film Competition 1, Online Q&A (ENG)

Streaming films from a platform might not offer an especially new pleasure anymore but being part of a film competition live stream? Submit your short film to the Short Film Competition, sign up and watch the selected short films with the motto SHIFTING DISTANCE and don’t forget, you are not alone! Interact with the moderator, the filmmakers and the audience by asking questions during the online Q&A session and shift the distance to the other living rooms once more.

The details for the film screening will be announced in the end of August.

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12 september 10:00 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Camera & Composition: Make Your Story Visual (ENG)

In this masterclass the participants will learn from coach Brigit Hillenius how different camera angles and movements can render the meaning of a scene in unexpected ways and create a visual work of art that is even more artistically elaborated. The masterclass can be interesting both for directors, writers, producers and camera(wo)men.

Timeslot: 10:00-11:30

12 september Workshop | Understanding Film: Learn How to Watch Films Analytically and Write Your Own Film Review, Day 2 (ENG)

During this second digital session the coach Karel Deburchgrave and the rest of the group will discuss the participants' newly written film reviews in detail. There will be time for some last questions so that the Youth Jury members can write film reviews about the festival's Short Film Competition films that will later on be published in the CineSud Online Magazine.

Karel Deburchgrave is a film critic and the chairman of the Belgian film magazine Filmmagie, which was founded in 1956. Karel Deburchgrave has been a member of many film festivals, including Karlovy Vary (2008), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (2011), Prix Italia Torino (2011), Hong Kong (2012), Montreal (2012), Berlin (2014), Film Fest Washington DC (2015) and Singapore (2019). He also gives lectures on film at film museums and universities.

Interested in participating in the workshop? Please send an email including a short biography (English) to saskia[a]cinesud.nl until 15th, July.

12 september 11:40 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Editing & Sound: Enhance your Story in the Post (ENG)

It's a wrap! Finally, the production is done and you are ready to finish your film during the editing process. Together with the editor and sound designer you set off into the journey of finding the best shots or creating the best sound atmosphere or even 'saving' the film. We all know about basic editing rules, but how can we, using and breaking the rules, make your story even better? This masterclass will reveal the secrets of finding the best editing and sound design solutions.

The coach will be announced in the beginning of August.

Timeslot: 11:40-13:10

12 september 13:15 Online Lunch & Filmmakers Talk - Q&A with the filmmakers from the Short Film Competition

Just after the masterclass grab a salad or a sandwich and join the other filmmakers in front of the screen to lunch and network and talk to the filmmakers from the Short Film Competition!

The Online Lunch & Filmmakers Talk will be held as a Zoom-meeting and streamed on Facebook.

Timeslot: 13:15-13:45

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12 september 14:00 Bootcamp Shorts Lab | Distribution: Submit to be Selected (ENG)

The film is done, you are satisfied with it and now it needs to be shown to the world! But which festivals offer the perfect platform for your piece of work and how do you get accepted into the festival selections after all? The coach Wouter Jansen discusses distribution strategies, dos and don’ts.

Wouter Jansen is the owner of the sales and festival distribution company Square Eyes. He worked as the head of programming at the Go Short - International Film Festival during the first 10 editions. With Square Eyes, Wouter represents bold, author-driven features and shorts, and collaborates closely with the filmmakers to devise bespoke festival distribution and sales strategies. This has resulted in a small catalogue of films premiering at prestigious festivals and winning multiple awards over the last few years like main prizes at Cannes, TIFF, Berlin, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand.Wouter has been giving lectures at schools like Le Fresnoy, HEAD Geneva and Netherlands Film Academy as well as moderating and leading workshops at festivals like IDFA, Warsaw FF, True/False, Winterthur, VIS Vienna Shorts and others. He is a Berlinale Talents alumni.

Timeslot: 14:00-15:30

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12 september 16:00 Pitching Forum (ENG)

After the Pitching Training the week before, the selected participants are now ready to digitally pitch their film projects to a professional jury and get the chance to win a cash prize of no less than €2.000!

The submissions for the Pitching Forum will be open soon.

Timeslot: 16:00-17:30

12 september 18:00 Film | Short Film Competition 2 & Online Q&A (ENG)

The films of the Short Film Competition’s second part are selected according to the motto SHIFTING DISTANCE. Watch the films and get involved by interacting with the moderator, the filmmakers and the audience by asking questions during the online Q&A session. Submit your short film to the Short Film Competition, sign up and watch the selected short films with the motto SHIFTING DISTANCE!

The details for the film screening will be announced in the end of August.

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12 september 18:00 Film | Made in Limburg | ECI Roermond

Limburg has so much to offer. In this special, non-competitive screening, films made in Limburg or by Limburgian filmmakers will be screened in ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond, making it the only live film screening during the SHIFT Film Festival!

  • Zo Gezegd (Mark Stevens)
  • In Pieces (Nils Hanssen)
  • Waiting Room (Laura Huygen)
  • Schijntijd (Yorn Heijnen)
12 september 20:45 Film | Awards incl. Q&A with the winner (ENG)

Tune in for the Awards and find out which films will win the Audience Award, the Special Jury Award and the award for Best Film! Just after the Awards, the winners will have a special Q&A about their short film!

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19 september 10:00 Writers Room - Fiction (NL)

Are you working on a short film idea and need to develop it further? Join the Writers Room - Fiction that CineSud organizes every year. Up to six participants work on their scripts in intensive group coachings with a coach. Together with other participants and the coach Ibo Karatay you will work on each other’s projects, learn from one another, share your feedback and get ready to make your film! During this second session the participants will discuss their progress without the coach.

Ibo Karatay is a member of Rinkel Film since 2015 where he works as a development executive and producer. He is also the co-owner of Alchemic Film. The company develops and produces short as well as feature films.

Timeslot: 10:00-13:00

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19 september 10:00 Writers Room - Documentary (NL)

Are you working on a documentary short film idea and need to develop it further? Join the Writers Room - Documentary that CineSud organizes every year. Up to six participants work on their scripts in intensive group coachings with a coach. Together with other participants and the coach Nathalie Crum you will work on each other’s projects, learn from one another, share your feedback and get ready to make your film! During this second session the participants will discuss their progress without the coach.

Nathalie Crum attended the Dutch Film Academy of Amsterdam where she graduated in the department of Directing Documentary in 2014. Her third-year film De Goede Vrede was screened at DOK.fest 2014 in München and was nominated for the Megaherz Filmschool Award. In the last years documentaries such as Ten and De Belofte van Slek followed.

Timeslot: 10:00-13:00

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Shift to everyone: filmmakers and the audience

Whether you are general audience, a new filmmaker or a professional one, SHIFT Film Festival offers a dynamic and high quality festival experience, with films from all over the world, inspiring workshops, lectures and more. 

Moreover, SHIFT gives a podium to upcoming talents to present their works, organizing special networking events, meet & greets and workshops, so that they can make shifts in their way of filmmaking, expand their network, collaborate with each other, talk with the audience and create new projects. 

We are constantly seeking for productions and professionals that set changes in the world. Be the one to shift your boundaries by shifting distance!

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