Help us create a workshop for young european film writers !

Project visual RE-TREAT
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Edition 2015

Europe Refresh

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Europe Refresh supports the project RE-TREAT


<p> <strong><img alt="Re-treat_c_est_quoien-1443720553" src=""> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> RE-TREAT is a 2-week writing <strong>workshop </strong>for <strong>10 young european screenwriters and directors</strong>, in an isolated farm in the beautiful <strong>Vosges </strong>Mountains in France</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Gite-1443464790" src=""> </strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Pourquoi_ce_projet_en-1443720567" src=""></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> You can compare a script to an architectural plan : if a small detail isn't at the right place, the whole structure is lame. <strong>Writing is thus the longest and most complicated part of a film production</strong>. It is a very <strong>personal </strong>process, in which an external point of view is very important though. People with experience, who can see what goes wrong and how to fix it.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> Young authors are particularly vulnerable during this writing phase, and their creative doubts often go along with questions about their personal ability.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <strong>RE-TREAT</strong> thus gives the opportunity to <strong>10 young european screenwriters &amp; directors</strong> to put their projects (and themselves) back on track with the support of writing experts, and to enrich their experience through the exchange with other participants, from all over Europe.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> A jury of experts will make the selection process, paying attention to <strong>gender equity</strong>.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Autres_objectifs_en-1443720587" src=""></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> RE-TREAT supports <strong>artistic creation on a european level,</strong> aimed for a youth whose voice can be very loud, thanks to the medium cinema.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> It is also a way to support films which are having some difficulties to stand out against the big studio machines. <strong>Films have the power to tell stories, they convey values, a cultural identity which is unique to each country</strong>, and thus, supporting european cinema means also <strong>supporting diversity.</strong></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> Supporting RE-TREAT is a way to sponsor a young european filmmaker, who will be able to progress in his work and will be forever thankful for that. A new Bergman, Fellini or Wenders might be among them ?</p> <p>  </p> <p> For any further information regarding the residence, have a look at : <a href=""></a></p> <p>  </p> <p> And joign us on <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook </a>and on <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Nos_partenaires_en-1443720694" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> RE-TREAT is part of this year's edition of<strong> Europe Refresh</strong>, which is taking place in the <strong>Halles de Schaerbeek</strong> from 9th to 11th October, and then at the<strong> Carreau du Temple</strong> in Paris from 30th October until 1st November, supported by KissKissBankBank.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Logos_partenaires-1443721553" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> More information on : <a href=""></a></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Qui_sommes_nous_en-1443720705" src=""></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Photosprofilkkbb-1443881210" height="201" src="" width="271"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Marie-Sophie Volkenner</strong>, German raised in the Vosges Region in France, has an international experience in film producing and script development. She is an alumni of the “Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris” and works currently as film producer in Brussels. She created the association V.O. Project in order to organize local and international cultural projects in the Vosges region.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Valentina Calà </strong>is an Italian film enthusiast based in Brussels, where she currently works as Video Production Manager for ICF Mostra. After graduating in Cultural Management, she collected experience abroad as cultural events organizers, project managers of international artist residencies and video producers for different ONGs. She also writes about film and cultures and takes pictures and videos for different magazines.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> This project can only be launched with a huge support. This is why we count on you. Thanks to your generosity, you will make it possible for us to get access to public funding from Europe and the ALCA Region in order to organize the next editions of RE-TREAT. In June 2016 we will have a progress report, testimonies, pictures, recordings of the previous workshop, etc... all of those things making our application stronger.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>We need you in order to lay the first cornerstone.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Notre_budget_en-1443720734" src=""></p> <p> <strong>7.500€ is the amount we need in order to be able to organize the first Workshop.</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Budget_blanc_en-1443646412" src=""> </strong></p>



Thank you so much ! Your name (or your picture) will be listed on the website. For a very small amount you won't even notice, you already give strong support to our project and thus, to european cinema.

Estimated delivery: November 2015


You will recieve a postcard signed by all workshop participants. In a few years, when some of them have become big stars, you will be able to show your friends that you supported them from the very beginning + Previous reward

Estimated delivery: April 2016


Are you curious to see how the workshop went and to learn to know the participants ? Recieve an invitation for a private screening of the making-off shot during the workshop, at Cinéma Galeries in Brussels + Previous rewards.

Estimated delivery: June 2016


Waow, this is more than the average donation on the plateform and we are very much honored ! You get all previous rewards and you'll get a link to watch the making-off where and whenever you want to.

Estimated delivery: June 2016


    You like Christmas markets ? Then get this reward and profit from two days rentals in the appartment of the workshop, between 1st and 19 December 2015 ou 2016, with the opportunity to visit all near Christmas markets : Kaysersberg, Strasbourg, Freiburg, Metz, etc. (Appartment for 4 to 6 persons. Reservations depending upon availability). + Previous rewards from 5€ to 75€

    Estimated delivery: November 2015


    Interested in writing theory ? Recieve an exclusive link to watch the videos made during the "theory classes" during the workshop. + Previous rewards from 5€ to 75€

    Estimated delivery: June 2016


      Take part in a mini-retreat, during a week-end in November or December (to be determined together). Included : group accomodation + potluck + 4 hours of introduction into script writing + Previous rewards from 5€ to 75€

      Estimated delivery: November 2015


        Take part in the first week of RE-TREAT as auditor + Previous rewards from 5€ to 75€

        Estimated delivery: March 2016


          You want to make sure to take part in this great and unique experience without going through the selection process ? Take this chance to reserve your seat in RE-TREAT + Previous rewards from 5€ to 75€

          Estimated delivery: March 2016

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            You can reserve the appartment of the RE-TREAT workshop during two week days or during the week-end, in November 2015 or 2016. (Appartment for 4 to 6 persons. Reservations depending upon availability). + Previous rewards

            Estimated delivery: November 2015