Over 30 students have gathered in Kampala, Uganda with one goal in mind, to learn how to tell their own stories through films. The Maisha Summer Film Lab students came from a number of African countries and this year inslude a number of African countries and this year included a number of students from Abu Dhabi. The art of dramatic filmmaking is learned from experienced mentors who are professional Writers, Script Supervisors, Directors, Producers, Cinematographers, Sound Designers and Editors from around the world.
This unique program is an intensive 18 day film production workshop that started on july 25th and was broken down into a number of stages: 10 days on script development, two days pre_production, three days shooting, and three days editing.
The students from Abu Dhabi took active roles as directors, cinenatographers, and editors in three of the four productions. it took some students a few days to get used to their hotel and headquarters in a village just utside of Kampala, but they described the experience as an exciting challenge to work in mlticultural teams, with very tight schedules, and long but rewarding days.
We wish the students all the best in their almost done projects and waiting to see their work soon.