WORKSHOPS 2017 : all the programme

  • 28th June – 3rd July, 2017: Filmmaking Workshop with MZF
    09:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Marumaru Hotel
  • 5th – 12th July, 2017: Maisha Film Lab
    09:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Tausi Hotel
  • 10th July, 2017: Documentary Film Series Production Workshop
    14:00 -17:00
    Venue: Upendo House in Hurumzi
    Facilitators: Freidrich Kluetch, Juma Ai Maskari and Geog Popp
    The workshop will explore professional strategies of documentary story telling, using the theory and practice of dramatic composition. The instructors will, as an example, use deMAX’s successful production of “The Call of Zanzibar”, a programme which brings to life Zanzibar’s vibrant heritage. The topics involved will include filming with a “Photocamera”. The sessions will be presented through projected examples, questions and answers and other activities to inspire participants in their field of interest. The participants will also have the opportunity to “experience” deMAX’s current production, Tracing the Legacy, a celebration of a cultural exchange between East Africa and Oman which will also be filmed during the Festival.
  • 12th July, 2017: One Minute Video Workshop by British Council
    14:00 -17:00
    Venue: Tausi Hotel
  • 9th July, 2017: When Young meet Old Workshop
    10:00 – 13:00
    Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Matumbawe Hall
  • 9th – 10th July, 2017: Film Schools Workshop
    14:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Matumbawe Hall
    Facilitators: Thomas Bundi & Charlotte Giese
  • 12th – 13th July, 2017: Acting Workshop
    10:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Viungo Hall
  • 11th – 14th July, 2017: Role of Music in Film
    10:00 – 17:00
    Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Kisiwa Hall
  • 10th – 13th July, 2017:  Creative Documentary Film Production
    10:00 – 17:00
    Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Madafu Hall
  • 10th – 14th July, 2017: Women Make Movies Workshop
    10:00 – 17:00
    Venue: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Training Room
  • 12th – 13th July, 2017:  Marketing, Distribution & Pitching Workshop
    10:00 – 17:00
    Double Tree by Hilton Hotel – Matumbawe Hall

Acting Workshop with Richard Mofe Damijo (RMD)

A-List actor Richard Mofe Damijo will facilitate this 3-Day Acting Masterclass, highlighting the variety of skills that need to be mastered to achieve believable and emotive performances. These practical workshops are aimed at empowering aspiring actors from the region.

Creative Documentary Film Production

The aim of this workshop is to empower Tanzanians and East African filmmakers to tell their own stories and step into a career in documentary film production; giving them the space to develop their individual skills and talents in visual story telling. The workshop will help define their personal style and artistry in order to enable entry into the growing market of film production in Tanzania as an outstanding personality in the creative industry. The focus will be on documentary film production but the trainers have capacities in fiction and short film production and their skills will also be extended into those areas.

Marketing and Distribution Workshop

with Dexter Davis

Marketing and Distribution of films is a very essential part of the film business and this has been a significant obstacle to many companies/distributors and producers of East African film industry.  The Workshop will be facilitated by Dexter Davis, Founder and CEO of D Street Media Group from New York, USA. This workshop would focus on:

  • How marketing and distribution works
  • How to Market your work/project
  • The circle of film from production to the market.

Role of Music in Film with Raschid Lane

Rashid Lanie, an award-winning composer from South Africa will lead this important workshop on the use and composition of music for film. From the introduction and history of music in film to how to compose a score, this workshop will also focus on the process of writing and recording music; this workshop is aimed at composers, musicians, directors, and producers.

Women Make Movies Workshop

with Debra Zimmerman, Aylin Basaran, Priscilla May

This workshop will assist participants in improving the presence and significance of women in the making of movies, with a focus on fundraising, trailers and pitching, as well as film festivals and distribution, outreach and marketing.  Through reflective experiential approaches participants will be able to identify personal challenges in working with communities and documentary subjects in their own social contexts and explore ways of addressing them differently based on a new consciousness around their own perceptions.

Pitching for Funds

with Dexter Davis, Debra Zimmerman, Judd Ehlrich, Aylin Basaran, Priscilla May

Pitching is one of the most essential skills required for a successful career in the film industry. It is also one of the least considered by new entrants to the industry. Participants will also have the opportunity to test their pitches out on the tutors, and get their immediate response in the Pitch session.  The Panelists will eventually select the best project ideas that will be awarded as well be up for possible further development and funding by the D Street Media Group.

MAISHA LAB WORKSHOPS