If you are already a filmmaker and have an idea that you would like to develop, if you just finished SMA and desire to learn how to make films, if you have finished any other school and want to become filmmaker because it is your childhood desire, if you have finished on the film schools in country and still don’t know how to develop an idea for serious long feature films, if you are designer, theatre director, actor or anyone from connected professions and want to switch to be film director or even if you are theorist of film but desire to make you ideas real – 7THARTDEPOT IS THE PLACE FOR YOU.
Kok biayanya sampai 250 juta? Apa istimewanya dibandingkan sekolah film lainnya?
Difference with any other school that exist in Indonesia or in region as whole is that, in case of state owned schools the tuition is very low but in the same time student has to pay costs of production (she/he is only given equipment) which average 20 jt per film and also at least 100 jt for the final film. In case of our program that means that, included in 250 jt of cost of program there are 200 jt of production costs (as measured for position of state school) but our program also includes classes and consultation with some of the best film makers in Europe.
I wouldn’t even mention hundreds of millions of Rupiah of tuition for private academies, usually having technical advantages and great buildings but no expertise when it comes to films.
The teachers are all professionals but also teachers, they won some of the most important prizes in the film world (Oscar, Golden Palm, Golden Bear) but also their films have been seen all around the world. Some of the names are JasmilaZbanic, DanisTanovic, Aida Begic, Elma Tataragic, AmraBaksic – Camo.
So it is going to be high-end equipment and teachers who are people who solve film making and producing problems on every day basis and were proven to be extremely successful in that. There are some Indonesian teachers too, mostly involved in teaching of production and experience of independent film making here, because these are references we are looking for.
But to be honest, in present moment there are very few internationally or regionally recognized Indonesian filmmakers, so the ration is 90% – 10%. What we hope for is that after 5 years 125 finished directors will be the force to change Indonesian films and they’ll take over teaching of this program.
Apa saja yang diajarkan disini ?
Intensive Film Program offers efficiency and practical involvement of high-end management course and quality and structure of real film academy. It is 24 weeks in which the focus will be on the practical projects (5 film exercises and a final film (short of, in case of promising and high quality project, a long feature fiction film).
So practical work is not a part of education, education comes from the practical work itself. But practice is protected by the school, so the candidate can develop their own original ideas without pressure from the producer or imaginary idea of the market, which could destroyed Indonesian cinema.
Program is formed around the final film project and in 24 weeks students will go through all the phases something that is called development, this includes
idea – script;
script – story board and visual style;
script – actors;
script, story board – plan and budget;
project – national and international financing;
script, story board, budget – shooting;
raw material – final film (editing, sound design).
On every of the phases they will have practical work with some of the best in business and will be mentored through 24 weeks by Faruk Loncarevic. They will learn through practicing in order to become full-blooded film authors.
Apakah intensive filmmaking program ini sudah pernah diadakan sebelumnya?
This is completely new program, structured by mentor of the program, Prof Faruk Loncarevic, who, like most of the teachers has decades of classical academic experience with students (Academy of Performing Arts Sarajevo, one of the most prestigious institutions in Europe) and also a very successful film career.
It is a result of insight of real practical needs that young and old film directors face every time they try to make a film. These insights is something that is taught in old curricula through real university process but it is very rarely taught this way except in forms or some workshops. Not yet, because in 10 years this would be the way to teach people filmmaking.
Apakah nantinya ada sertifikatnya, setelah 6 bulan ikut disini? apakah peserta akan bisa bikin film sendiri?
there is certificate but more important they will work with very important filmmakers and they will have 5 shorts and 1 seriously produced and developed film, so they will already have a start up of career. If these films are good they will be presented in Indonesia, Asia and Europe and the will open doors for new films.
Because and international film funds, producers and anyone who wants to invest in films will never ask for your diploma but will ask to see your previous films, so this is most important diploma and this is what we provide.Students will not just be able to make films, they will be making films because, if they want to, they will be the best.
Saat syuting film pendek mereka, apakah itu akan menjadi film dia pribadi, atau kelompok?
All teachers and basic idea on this program is focused towards author’s cinema, or filmmaking idea, so the films will be the personal work (karya) of student. They will also have all authors’ rights and even be able to make money with it (like sell it to TV).
WARNING – FILMMAKING IS HIGHLY CONTANGIOUS, ONCE YOU START YOU’LL NEVER STOP.