Filmonik Kabaret 2012




April 2nd – April 8th

A whole week of flat out, peddle-to-the-metal 24/7 filmmaking, where fortune favours the brave, the quick-witted and the fast-working, where only the strong survive and the crazy obsessives flourish. If you’ve always dreamed of making “that little movie”, if only you had the time / talent / equipment, now is your chance to watch that dream crash and burn, and see something else come stumbling from the ashes.

Part jam session, part creative boot-camp, the Kabaret offers access to equipment and talent, informal training for novices, an opportunity to network, forge creative partnerships, and above all to make films. Last year’s Kabaret spawned 52 short films in just seven days, from throwaway quickies to complex narrative dramas, from stop motion animations to experimental music videos. This year we want to beat that record, and we are looking for people ready to rise to that challenge; to put their inventiveness, ability to improvise and eye for an opportunity to the test, and above all 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. 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 limits.

This is your chance to test your commitment to the medium you claim to love - to eat, drink, and breathe cinema. The only thing you won’t get to do is sleep.

Tickets are now available to purchase here.

Twitter hashtag for the event is #kabaret2012
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