Workshops are open window on films and to a larger extent on audiovisual methods. They represent an opportunity for young people and professionals to meet during several days or several months. Workshops allow all kinds of interventions. Each structure is freely organized according to its resources and wishes. Projects must be developed in accordance with all participants.
Discovery of another universe
Workshops must encourage the discovery or a better knowledge of film techniques. To offer young people the basis for film education can draw interest in the field, but above all, it must lead them to use film or audiovisual methods with pleasure.
The work materializes or not in a concrete production. To motivate young people, to encourage them to be in close contact with the world of creation will give them the opportunity to discover new horizons, other social realities, other sources of satisfactions.
Film or audiovisual professionals must moderate workshops.
A moderator wishing to organise a workshop contacts the regional joint committee, or the cities and the structures participating in the initiative.
A partnership between the professional who comes to supervise the workshop and the moderator (or other) is of the utmost importance. Each one of them has definite tasks. The professional brings film or audiovisual skills, while the moderator (or other) organizes the presence of young people (or others) participating in the workshops and provides upstream and downstream monitoring.
Field of action
Workshops offer a great diversity of propositions, connected to arts and film techniques, and using all formats :
a technique : negative drawings, special effects, sound effects, sound dubbing, films shot with mobile phones, etc. ;
a genre : fiction, documentary, animation, etc. ;
a topic : Passeurs d’images’ rule is to let participants choose the topic of the film, the addressed themes concern them directly (boys / girls relationships, the environment, life in the suburb, etc.) ;
a discipline : scriptwriting, Story board, comics, special effects, stunts, make-ups, costumes, music, editing, journalistic review…
Multidisciplinary workshops (Vjing, music and western, audio illustration, etc…) also offer an original approach to cinema and image in general.
Programming workshops (for indoor or outdoor screenings) teaches them how to approach the public, by having them reflect on the choice of films and thus making them responsible for each screening, it brings them closer to the work of programming, etc.
In order to ensure the success of a workshop, a relational dynamics must be established in the field by local partners and the structures in contact with the young participants. Moderators, community associations, can benefit from training courses or awareness days implemented by the partners of the initiative : national or regional joint committees, associations, Youth and Sport training courses…