Festival Lab

Mastering your Berlinale with playful storytelling
a two-day on-camera journey
for professional actors & experienced talents

Saturday, 22.02 and Sunday, 23.02.2020
daily 10.30– 15.30p.m
When we watch great actors play their games and how they pull aces from their sleeves, we ask ourselves: How do they do that? What's their game? Great storytellers all know how to inspire and delight the audience!
No matter how we are trained, what dreams an actor has, the moment comes again and again - in front of the camera, in a casting or audition, in an interview, on set, on stage, in the moment when you are asked to give your whole biography in a single moment, or when the director says “.... and action!’” - that it matters to say “Yes!” to the game.

The actor’s objective in that moment, to make an interesting playing offer, is only possible if he knows the art of pitching and playful storytelling. This is also, however, only possible for the actor who knows himself, his personal story, the rules of the game, and how it is played.
Success is when an actor walks out, but leaves a deeply impressive memory of himself in the room. To succeed as an actor, to bravely throw spontaneity and joy into the game, and even having the trump cards in his hand, requires a full awareness of one's own acting potential and the capacity to show it in the right moment.

BPP - Berlinale Pitch & Play is a hands-on exploration of pitching techniques and playful storytelling in the realm of the arts. Get the tools to help to shine when you have a meeting with a director, agent, casting director or producer. Refine your storytelling skills to connect and deliver your own story in a clear, convincing and powerful way, with richer nuance, lighter and more boldly, with humour and grace.
This highly individualized class will focus on your strenghts, adress your challenges and explore the verbal and non- verbal aspects of storytelling in order to master your future business encounters with a high degree of ease.

The work is partially accompanied by the camera, and we will jointly evaluate the recorded material. Above all of that, we will share a wonderful time.
The Festival Lab will be taught in German and English as appropriate.

Fee: 249 €
Early Bird Fee until 31th of Dec:. 210€
VENUE: Berlin- Mitte

REGISTRATION: https://www.energizingtheactor.com/anmeldung/

GVL funding (1/3 of the total cost) possible with prior registration with the GVL. https://www.gvl.de/


photo: Scott Webb

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