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Scandar Copti’s Workshop on Film Direction Techniques in Berlin

Scandar Copti, All Lights Film Magazine, ALFM


Scandar Copti a tutor who developed his very own method of directing actors, with enormous success arranging a workshop for film enthusiasts in film direction techniques which specially focus on directing actors. The workshop will be held from 16-17 of February 2013 in Berlin.

Scandar’s method of directing actor´s without them being aware is impressive making his film is a work of fiction which shows “real” people acting in situations that are orchestrated by the directors, but very “real” to the performers, resulting in the actors projecting emotions on camera that they actually experienced at the time.

This 2 days intensive workshop will be a great opportunity to learn the best techniques to have a successful casting. The workshop has a price of 369 Euros per person for the two days, and is strictly limited to 25 participants.

Copti is an Oscar-nominated Palestinian film maker. His first full-length feature film “Ajami” won the Camera d’Or Special Mention at the Cannes Film Festival. His film was also nominated for the 82nd Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category and won more than 15 awards worldwide. Formerly a mechanical engineer, he has also written, directed and edited several fiction, documentary and experimental short films. Copti was on the jury of the Tribeca film festival as well as at the Thessaloniki film festival in 2010 and President of the Human Rights Award in the Istanbul International film festival 2011. Copti was part of the team that launched the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and the Doha Film Institute (DFI) and he headed the DFI’s education department until November 2011. Currently Copti is developing his next feature film project.