Together we make films
Dreamer's goal is to help people with refugee backgrounds and immigrants by giving them the opportunity to express themselves through film and introducing new talents to the field. Ultimately, we want to make it easier for underrepresented people in Finland to learn about filmmaking and help them make their dream film a reality.
We’d like to emphasise that this is not a film school. This is a film workshop planned so that anyone can attend twice per month during the evenings for a few hours after school or work. The workshop includes lessons in film theory, practical exercises and actual filmmaking, with the results being shown at the Refugee Film Festival!
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The workshop is intended for people belonging to underrepresented groups with a passion in filmmaking. Although the common teaching is held in English, you do not need to worry about language barriers; We can also use Finnish, Arabic, Dari/Farsi, Pashto and Urdu. The workshop will be tailored by everyone’s own needs and will be held in groups as well as individually. Throughout the year the workshop includes making four short documentaries, as well as lectures on film theory with visiting teachers, students and professionals from the field.
During the filmmaking exercises we cover the whole production process from start to finish; you will learn everything from screenwriting to post-production. All the necessary equipment will be provided by the workshop if you don’t have any of your own, so you do not need to worry about it.
The workshop is mainly organized and held by Aimal Hakimi and made in collaboration with Refugee Film Festival.
For more information on our requirements for joining the workshop, check the apply page for the application. If you still have any questions, you can find our contact information from the contact page.
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