Werner Herzog Wants to Take You to Cuba to Make a Movie
50 filmmakers are about to get the mentor of their dreams.
In our recent interview with Werner Herzog for his Netflix documentary Into the Inferno, we admitted we'd follow the filmmaker to the ends of the earth. Turns out, you now have a chance.
Black Factory Cinema is now accepting applications for a 10-day workshop in Cuba led by Herzog, in which filmmakers will develop a project under the director's guidance and supervision. The workshop will be held on March 6-16 at EICTV (International School of Cinema and Television) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba.
Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their previous work, authenticity in narrative research, technical autonomy, personal motivation, and the importance of the workshop to their career as a filmmaker.
Though Herzog told us that he is "against film school," he's very active in the film education realm. In 2009, he founded Rogue Film School and frequently teaches seminars under its banner. Recently, he also held an online Masterclass.
Previous Black Factory Cinema workshops were led by Abbas Kiarostami, who passed away earlier this year.
Here's how to apply:
Step 1: Send PDF via email
Send a single PDF document to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your name and the following information:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Identity document (passport, identity card, etc.)
- Address and phone number
- Photography for the document (digitalized)
- Description of your main professional activity (3 lines)
- Cover letter stating your motivation for participating in the workshop (max. 30 lines).
- Brief personal filmography (max. 30 lines)
- Links: Maximum of 2 links to previous work, if available
Step 2: Form
The deadline for entries is December 20th, 2016. Selected applicants will be announced on January 7, 2017.