The YOUNG UNICA WORKSHOP will take place during the UNICA Film Festival 2019 from Saturday August 24 to Sunday September 1 2019 in the Figi Theatre in Zeist, coached by the twin brothers Lazlo and Dylan Tonk from Dyzlo Film. Every evening you can also attend the festival and see UNICA films at the cinema.

WORKSHOP Theme: “Visualising change”
Throughout the course of one week, you will shape a story, bring characters to life and create a visual work of art that embodies the change you want to see in the world or represents a change you went through”.
Workshop participants are coached in making a film (fiction or non-fiction) and go through all the steps of the process:

  • Development: forming ideas, screenwriting
  • Pre-production: casting, locations, crew, equipment
  • Production: directing and shooting
  • Post-production: reviewing, editing, grading, sound design

Every day, Lazlo and Dylan will discuss parts of the film making process through examples, instructions and assignments for the participants.

Saturday 24 August.

  • Arrival of international participants at Utrecht Central Station before 16.00 hrs.
  • Checking in at Stone Hostel
  • Group takes the bus to Hotel Figi in Zeist for the opening ceremony

 Sunday 25 August 2019 10.00 – 12.00 hrs.

  • Getting to know each other.
  • Groups form an idea for a film according to their own preference
    13.00 – 15.00 hrs.
  • Explanation and examples of story design
  • Working on the paper phase to define the film idea
    15.00 – 17.00 hrs.
  • Preparing Pitch Film ideas
  • Write scenario outline
    17.00 – 19.00 hrs. Pizza-Pitch
  • During the meal the groups will pitch their ideas to the (invited) senior UNICA participants (max. 15).
    The seniors offer a wider range of experience, ask the right questions and give feedback. It will help the young authors to shape and improve their initial film ideas.
    Evening: Watch films of the festival and attend a jury discussion.

Monday 26 August 2019 All day excursion with all the UNICA visitors

Tuesday 27 August 2019
10.00 – 12.00 hrs.

  • Theory and examples Direction
  • Examples visual styles
  • Camera assignment: each group chooses 3 styles to shoot the subject
  • Elaboration of scripts
    13.00 – 17.00 hrs.
  • Complete the scenarios
  • Prepare for the shooting
    Evening: Explore the city of Utrecht with Lazlo and Dylan and have dinner there

Wednesday 28 August 2019
10.00 – 12.00 hrs.

  • Assignment: ways to direct actors
  • Divide tasks + make plans
  • Create shot lists
    Noon and evening: Excursion with all the UNICA visitors

Thursday 29 August 2019
10.00 – 17.00 hrs.

  • Shoot the films

Friday 30 August 2019
10.00 – 12.00 hrs.

  • Edit the films
  • Prepare the Presentation of the Workshop films
  • Prepare for the seminar/discussion (on Saturday morning)
    13.00 – 17.00 hrs.
  • View the first versions
  • Process feedback
  • Finalise the edits
    Evening: Assisting at World Minute Movie Cup (fun!)
    Saturday 31 August 2019
    10.00 – 12.00 hrs.
  • Seminar/discussion
  • Closure and evaluation
    13.00 – 18.00
  • Submit films
  • Prepare for presentation and closing ceremony
  • Visit NOVA Youth Film Festival (also in Fig) = optional
  • Presentation YUW films
    Evening: closing ceremony and closing dinner

Sunday 1 September
Pack, say farewells, and depart for home.

Dyzlo Film
Link to making of ”Caged”
Uitgesproken in Dutch

Link to film ”Caged”