GREAT BRITAIN – ONE OF PRIFEST’S PARTNERS THIS YEAR

30.06.2018

Through its partnership with the British Council in Kosovo, PriFest brings to Kosovo the PlayUK platform and a number of film industry experts.

This year, PriFest is collaborating with the British Council to bring not only cinematic productions from this country to Kosovo, but also a number of guests and experts who through their workshops will share the knowledge in the field of script development and in the very attractive topic of virtual reality (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality).

PlayUK is a collection of the most successful films coming from British cinematography - all Kosovo premieres. It is comprised of attractive films that tell interesting stories, in which a number of well-known British actors play roles.

Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy these events in the warm nights of July, either at the open air cinema at Zahir Pajaziti square, in the National Theatre (2 halls) or at Kino Armata, our newest location, all during the PriFest week, 17-22 July 2018.

Additionally, PriFest has also organized two workshops in collaboration with the British Council, bringing two great experts with vast experience in their field:

- The regular PriFest Script Development workshop, which this year will be led by Clare Downs
- The Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Workshop, which will be led by Simon Wilkinson, an expert who has received tremendous ratings from many prestigious magazines, has worked in many countries, and whose work has been exhibited at Tate Modern in London.

CLARE DOWNS – AN EXPERT IN SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Clare Downs is a script consultant tutor, writer, screenwriter and a visiting lecturer at the National Film and Television School (UK) and at the MA Screenwriting Department at De Montfort University. Clare Downs is a founder member of the EAVE script analyst team since 1989 and she is also the producer of The Dress (BAFTA) 1985 and High Season (San Sebastian, BestScreenplay)1987.

The film projects participating in this workshop, already selected (in total 4 projects), will benefit from a two-day Script Development workshop, a workshop that is now conducted for many years within the framework of PriFORUM during the festival days, led by Clare Downs.

SIMON WILKINSON – EXPERT IN THE VIRTUAL REALITY FIELD

The other workshop that PriFest will conduct in collaboration with British Council is led by Simon Wilkinson.

Simon Wilkinson, coming from the CiRCA69 company, is an expert who has been described by CINEUROPA Magazine as 'one of the most notable names in Europe to be dealing with VR'. His work has featured in Tate Modern, London, and in the past three years Wilkinson’s VR works have enjoyed a 24 nation world tour across 6 continents. His workshop that will be held in Prishtina goes by the name “Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality”.

This workshop will last two days and its intention is to get participants quickly through the “Unity” software learning curve, to be up and running making content by the end of the two days with a clear understanding of how to move forward with their own projects.

Unity is the preferred software tool used by the majority of VR creators, it comes in a free version and enables creators to produce interactive immersive content for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear and many other VR platforms.

Anyone interested to participate in this workshop - filmmakers, architects, visual artists and electro-musicians - must apply before July 10 at: http://prifest.org/application-for-vr-ar-workshop/

The number of places for this workshop is limited and all selected participants should bring their own laptops to the workshop, so that they can install the Unity software on them. The workshop is free of charge and lasts two days.