Filmmaking Education Forum: Supporting Film Students Through Education and Networking in the 3rd Edition of GFF
In line with its mission to support cinema in all its aspects, GFF hosted the Filmmaking Education Forum (FEF) during its 3rd edition. FEF included a project development workshop for the 11th class of the Jesuit Film School in Cairo, a panel on short film monetization, and a roundtable discussion on the opportunities and challenges that await film students. FEF also organized film screenings for students of the Higher Institute of Cinema; the British University in Egypt; and the German University in Cairo; and a masterclass by the brilliant film director Khairy Bichara; where he talked about his journey since joining the Higher Institute of Cinema, followed by receiving a scholarship to study in Poland then directing his first documentary and fiction films.
FEF was attended by a number of Arab and international experts including; director, writer, producer, visual artist and director of Dox Box Jihan Al-Taheri, producer and founder of Red Star Safi El-din Mahmoud, film director Tamer Ashry, United Nations Population Fund program officer Jermaine Haddad, director and co-founder of Masr Dot Bokra Festival Nadine El Derini, founder of Medfest Film Festival Mina El Naggar, and founder of S-Productions Sallie Wally.
The Filmmaking Education Forum is an independent initiative that aims to support the development of filmmaking through enhancing the skills of young film and media students. This project intends to create a sustainable and market-oriented network between local and international film schools and educational funds that can help film students find not only alternative solutions, but also inspiration, information and advice to improve their chances in accessing educational opportunities related to filmmaking. FEF is also focusing on the knowledge exchange between academics and professionals in the field of film education.