BIFF 2020 Master Classes

Screenwriting Master Class with Ed Neumeier
(Creator, Writer ROBOCOP)
Sponsored by the US Embassy- 

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Cost: BBD$ 20; US$10

ED NEUMEIER will share his experience with aspiring scriptwriters – about the film writing process, and in particular emphasize the power of building a strong narrative around well-formed characters.

An American screenwriter, producer and director, Neumeier is best known for his work on the science fiction movies RoboCop and Starship Troopers. He also wrote the latter’s sequels: Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation, Starship Troopers 3: Marauder (which he also directed).


Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Cost: BBD$ 20; US$10

RON JOHNSON is co-founder and Managing Director of Blueprint Creative, one of Barbados’ leading branding agencies.  Blueprint Creative is comprised of more than 20 problem-solvers, idea generators, entrepreneurs, designers and copywriters, who have studied, trained and gained working experience in a range of countries, including Barbados, The Bahamas, Canada, England, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago and the USA.

Ron and his team of brand specialists work with CEOs, marketing teams and HR Departments to help solve their brand-related business challenges. As Managing Director, Ron has advised clients in several industries, including energy, banking, insurance, convenience retailing, accounting and security. Blueprint works on a range of brand-related projects, including logo design, advertising campaigns (print and radio), press releases, packaging, design of publications (such as annual reports, newsletters and magazines), articulation and documentation of company core values, enhancement of company cultures, improvement of internal communications & employee feedback mechanisms and other related projects.

LONE SCHERFIG is a Danish film director and screenwriter. She has written and/or directed six television series and ten feature films, including “Italian for Beginners”, “An Education” and “One Day”. Her film “Their Finest” was screened at BIFF in 2017, where Lone received the festival’s lifetime achievement award. 

Two workshops by award-winning director, writer Lone Scherfig  (An Education; Italian For Beginners, Their Finest)

A two-hour lecture targeted to aspiring directors and producers on making script, budget and director’s vision meet.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Ticket Cost: BBD$:20 US$10 (Tickets available online or at the door)

A six-hour workshop for aspiring screen actors (maximum 12 participants)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (lunch included)
Location: George Lamming Pedagogical Centre (EBCCI)
Ticket Cost: BBD$60; US$30   (Limited to 12 participants) Tickets available online or please contact: Jennifer@barbadosfilmfest.org  to reserve your spot.



Editing Workshop with Susan Rostock

Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Location: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Tickets: BBD$ 20; US$10,  tickets available online or at the door

What do film editors do to bring a story to life? Esteemed documentary film director/editor  Susanne Rostock will share storytelling secrets as she reviews favorite scenes from her vast body of work. Her collaborations have been with such illustrious cultural icons as Robert Redford, David Bowie, Harry Belafonte, the organizers of The Women’s March On Washington.  Each of Susanne’s films is completely unique, comprising a wide range of subject matter heavily invested in human rights and the power of art to effect change. Each story calls for such a different approach to editing.

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