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Autumn with film webinars! Learn how to analyze and promote cinema – registration and webinars available now!

01 September 2021

The first days of of September mark the beginning of the first part of Asian Cinema Education course, "Asian cinema: How to talk and write about it?," and the registration for the second part of the course devoted to festival skills. From September 1, you can also apply to become a member of Five Flavours International People’s Jury!

We invite you to register for the second part of the course, “Festival Skills – Short Written And Non-Written Forms. Communication and Audience Development” which will be available from October 1. Registration ends on September 24.

You can participate in the webinars in two ways – you can audit the course without registering, or register as a course participant and gain access to tutors commenting and analyzing the assignments created during the course. We invite everyone who wants to develop their writing and analytical skills, learn more about analyzing, describing, and promoting films, and all viewers eager to enhance their cinematic sensitivity and enjoy cinema with wider knowledge about its form!

You can register for one, two or three parts of the course. Participating in each part will require a separate registration. All webinars are conducted in English only – this is the working language of the whole course.

Part 1: Film Criticism – Long Written Forms

The international course of film critique is already available – the course is devoted to film analysis and the practical aspects of writing reviews and essays.

You can watch the webinars at any time without registering, learning at your own pace adjusted to your personal needs. Participants who have registered for the course and successfully underwent the recruitment process can consult their written assignments with course experts. Selected works will also be published at the international film portal Asian Movie Pulse. Out of the 148 people who applied to register for the course, 83 were selected for the group working with tutors.

Watch Part 1: Film Critique course

Part 2: Festival Skills

We invite you to register for the next part of the course, “Festival Skills – Short Written And Non-Written Forms. Communication and Audience Development” which will be available from October 1. Registration ends on September 24.

This part of the course focuses on various aspects connected to journalistic and organizational skills useful at film festivals. It is filled with practical information on how to conduct interviews, cover the festival, write press releases, promotional materials or content for the festival website. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to work as a film or cultural events organizer!

The course is open to anyone. You can watch the webinars without registering. If you want to be able to have your work assessed by the Experts, you have to fill in the registration form and undergo the recruitment process.

Course program
  • Short Film Descriptions for Promotional Purposes, Taglines
  • Introducing Films to the Audience
  • Managing Social Media Content
  • Video essays
  • Level up as a Film Critic. Tips for Beginners (FIPRESCI, Netpac)
  • Audience Development
  • How to Conduct an Interview
  • How to Write an Effective Press Release
  • How to Work as an Online Critic
  • Q&A Sessions during the Festivals
  • Press Junkets – How to Act as the Organizer and How to Act as the Journalist
  • How to Cover the Festival
  • Writing for Festival Website: Film Descriptions, News, Headlines

Sign up for the course 2

International People's Jury at Five Flavours Film Festival

Is Asian cinema your passion? Do you have a critical eye? Are you ready to meet fellow film enthusiasts? This is your chance! Come to Warsaw and become a member of the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival's People's Jury.

The idea behind the International People's Jury is simple – 12 Asian cinema fans (three from Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Finland respectively) meet in Warsaw at Five Flavours FF to watch and discuss titles of the New Asian Cinema competition section, and choose its winner. The jury deliberations are accompanied by workshops of festival and journalistic skills.

During an 8-day intense stay in Warsaw, Jury members will have a chance to widen their film horizons, improve their writing and editing skills, learn about different aspects of organizing a film festival, and participate in the dynamic festival life.

Important dates
  • Call for applications: September 1 – 20, 2021
  • Results announced: October 4, 2021
  • People’s Jury workshops and deliberations: November 17 – 24, 2021

Apply now!


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