Ever dream of making a short film with an icon of cinema like Werner Herzog? Well here’s your chance to do just that, in Cuba no less. Black Factory Cinema is now accepting applications for its fourth practical worship, “Filming in Cuba With Werner Herzog.” The company partnered with Abbas Kiarostami over the past three years for similar workshops in counties such as Spain and Colombia, and in the wake of his passing earlier this year, Herzog is taking over mentor duties for the fourth installment.
Now through December 20, filmmakers can apply for one of 50 spots in the workshop. Each artist will get the opportunity to develop a project led under the guidance and supervision of Werner Herzog during the 10-day workshop. Visit the Black Factory Cinema website for an official registration form, plus rules and regulations. Note that a committee will be selecting participants based on quality of previous work, personal motivation, authenticity in narrative research and technical autonomy, among other criteria. Participants will be notified on January 9, 2017.
This year’s workshop will take place March 6-16 in the facilities of EICTV, International School of Cinema and Television in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Head over to Black Factory Cinema to start the application process.