Filmmakers urged to create authentic films

February 24, 2010

Acclaimed US filmmaker and screenwriter Eric J Adams conducted a filmmaking workshop on  “Story, Structure and Screenwriting” on Wednesday last, says a press release.
It was hosted by the Bangladesh Institute of Journalism and Electronic Media (BIJEM).
Conducting the works-hop he said, “There has never been a better time for independent Bangladeshi filmmakers as the world is thirsting for fresh voices from emerging countries.”
“Due to new technology, the cost of making films has dropped tremendously, but filmmakers must remember to develop and tell great stories if they want their films to stand above the crowd,” Adams added. He encouraged participants to collaborate with fellow filmmakers to capture the untold stories of Bangladesh in film.
BIJEM executive director Mirza Tarequl Qader said, “This workshop was a tremendous success and indicative of the vibrancy of the Dkaha film community,” A total of 52 Bangladeshi leading independent and short film makers, producers cinematographers and screenwriters participated in the workshop.
Eric was accompanied by his wife, Kathleen Adams, a noted psychotherapist, with whom she has collaborated on numerous creative projects. Kyra A Buchko of USA was also present.
It may be mentioned here, Adams most recently produced and co-wrote the independent feature film ‘My Suicide,’ winner of seventeen major film awards, including the Crystal Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
 
Courtesy of The Independent

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