PRO Otok: This year, FOCUS will inspire film editors and sound designers from the region

PRO Otok: This year, FOCUS will inspire film editors and sound designers from the region

As part of PRO Otok, between 6 and 10 June 2018, the 14th International Film Festival Kino Otok – Isola Cinema will shine a light on the less visible film professions, for the second year in a row. Following last year’s pilot edition that focused on cinematographers and production designers, this year’s FOCUS event will be dedicated to film editing and sound design.

The international training and networking event FOCUS that puts a spotlight on emerging film professionals from Slovenia, Croatia and Italy (Friuli Venezia Gulia) has been enriched with an extra day into a four-day event. Twelve participants will get the opportunity and time to think through their methods and visions with two trainers, as well as benefit from hearing the experiences of internationally renowned creators. In addition, their work will be presented to the audience of directors and producers from the region.

Emerging film editors and sound designers will be chosen by an international open call for participation, opening in April. A part of the programme, between 6 and 10 June, will be open to holders of PRO passes and the wider professional public.

FOCUS is an original event for film professionals organised by Otok institute and the only event of its kind in the region, as it showcases less visible film professions within the context of cinema exhibition and professional development, as well as presenting film-making as an collaborative art form. Every year, we put a spotlight to different film professions. The first edition of the long-term set project in 2017, was devoted to cinematography and production design, allowing the 13 emerging filmmakers from Italy, Croatia and Slovenia, chosen by an open call, to gain knowledge under the mentorship of world renovned masters, Christian Berger and Ludovica Ferrario.

The event is organised with support/ in the cooperation with Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), FVG Audiovisual Fund (Italija), Motovila Institute / Creative Europe Desk Slovenia, Creative Europe Desk Italy – Torino, Creative Europe Desk Croatia, Association of Postproduction creators of Slovenia, and The School of Sound (Great Britain).

See you at Otok!