Indiana Filmmakers Network Offers European Filmmaking Experience

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Indiana Filmmakers Network Offers European Filmmaking Experience


Learn Filmmaking in Europe

Indiana Filmmakers Network (IFN) is offering YOU an amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a filmmaker… IFN wants to send you on an international adventure that will give your career a powerful boost. Be part of Summer Media Studio (SMS) — an educational and job readiness opportunity for filmmakers in Europe. Begun by the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator in 1997, SMS is an exceptional film camp. In 2018 — for the first time — filmmakers
from North America will participate.

Professional tutors will guide SMS participants as they divide into groups to make a film. The final night will be an exhibition when films are screened and awards presented. You will go home with credit on a film made in Europe, new friends, and incredible experiences.

Why is SMS a valuable opportunity?

  • Trusted: SMS is an established 20-year-old program
  • Experiential: learn filmmaking by actually making a film, in Europe!
  • Networking: form a valuable international circle of film colleagues
  • Travel: expand your horizons, see another part of the world, gain perspective
  • Value: Comparable film camps in the USA are expensive and do not include a two
    week stay at Hotel Ąžuolynas on the gorgeous Baltic Sea coast.

Key Dates:

  • Application deadline: June 1
  • June 15: $200.00 non-refundable deposit due
  • July 15: Full payment due
  • September 1: Depart from Chicago (O’Hare) for Lithuania
  • September 3-15: SMS film camp
  • September 17: Arrive in Chicago (O’Hare) from Lithuania

Estimated Cost: ​$2,900/person (includes SMS tuition, room, & board; domestic travel between Indianapolis & O’Hare; round trip airfare from O’Hare to Lithuania; does not include domestic travel between O’Hare and destinations other than Indianapolis)

Apply HERE
For more information contact Paul Nethercott, Producer
Email: Cell Phone: 317-324-6601

About ​Inesa Kurklietytė:
Kurklietytė is the founding director of SMS, teaches film at five universities, and is an award-winning film director. Named The International Film Festival Šeršėliafam’s “Woman of the Year in Cinema,” Kurklietytė is a prominent filmmaker, academic, and visionary leader.

About Paul Nethercott:
SMS producer Paul Nethercott is an awarding winning international filmmaker with credits on films that have screened at over 75 film festivals. Nethercott is passionate about the opportunity to take a group to Europe for SMS and is delighted to work with Indiana Filmmakers Network on this incredible opportunity.

For more information about SMSR 2018 contact Paul Nethercott, Producer
Cell Phone: +1-317-324-6601


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