Greenhouse Seminar Themes:
A one year support system for the filmmakers and their projects, including 3 yearly seminars and support through e-mails provided by the personal mentors.
The benefit of attending 3 seminars a year is that it enables Greenhouse's team to adapt each seminar to the needs of each project and the follow up e-mail support makes sure, that each project has a full production package, including a trailer, by the end of the programme.
The programme includes: frontal lectures, film case studies, master classes, personal one on one tutorial, networking, group feedback sessions, meetings with special advisors, trailer editing and a pitching forum.
Greenhouse Seminar Structure:
- Greenhouse's first seminar is focused on the filmmakers' declaration of intentions and the projects' synopses. From the very first meeting between the filmmakers and their personal mentors up to the last conclusive gathering, which is followed by the first presentation of the projects, these two elements are re-examined in-depth and elaborated on, while concentrating on the project’s dramatic narrative and the main characters.
- Greenhouse's second seminar is dedicated to two essential aspects of the projects' development – the continuation of the written proposal and preliminary work on the trailers. The filmmakers work closely with their mentors on their treatments; they fine-tune their statements and synopses and go over rushes to find footage for their trailers in preparations for the final seminar & pitching forum.
- Greenhouse's final seminar deal with fine-tuning the participants' trailers and the issue of "How to pitch a project".
The participants fine-tune their trailers with professional editors and work with their personal mentors on their final production packages. The filmmakers simulate their presentation in front of the Greenhouse team, mentors and the pitching workshop moderators. Further preparations for the pitching event include one-on-one meetings with pitching experts, who prepare the filmmakers for the pitching forum.
- Greenhouse Pitching Forum: Potential financers from the international documentary market are invited to take part at the yearly GH pitching forum event. At the event, the Greenhouse filmmakers pitch their projects and trailer to the panel members. The participants have a one-on-one meetings with each of the panel members do discuss further possible collaborations.