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(2019 Sundance HK) Panel Discussion: The Craft of Cinematic Storytelling

(2019 Sundance HK) Panel Discussion: The Craft of Cinematic Storytelling

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Just as each film begins with an original idea that will eventually become a screenplay, every filmmaker brings their own background and experience to the way they translate those ideas on to the screen. How much does work in short film and television help develop the skills and clear an industry path for telling stories in feature form? How do skills acquired crafting their own work from idea to script to screen assist filmmakers when directing another writer's words?

The filmmakers at this year's festival who have worked as writers and directors - Abe Forsythe (Little Monsters), Julius Onah (Luce), and Rhys Ernst (Adam) - will share the stage to talk about their inspirations for and experiences not only writing for the screen, but also their processes for translating the written word into the cinematic medium.

Moderator: Heidi Zwicker (Programmer, Sundance Film Festival)

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