2009 Program

First Seminar
August 2009
Istanbul, Turkey


Greenhouse' first seminar focused on the filmmakers declaration of intentions and the projects synopses. With their mentors, these two elements were reexamined in depth and broadened while concentrating on dramatic narrative and the main characters.

Prominent Russian director Victor Kossakovsky gave a master class in which he surprised the attendants by showing scenes from his latest film "Antipods" still being shot around the world and by discussing in depth his unique filmmaking ideology and strategies, his use of locations, photography technique and attitude towards characters.

The third day of the seminar was dedicated mostly to the projects presentation. The seminar ended with a conversation held by each mentor and his own groups of participants, issues were resolved regarding the projects presentations.