Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr will give a masterclass at the second New Horizons Studio

The New Horizons International Film Festival is partnering with the London Film Academy (LFA) on its key training event for young filmmakers – the second New Horizons Studio (July 23-26).

The three-day workshop will see participants take part in sessions on pitching, international promotion, production, networking and world film sales. Thanks to the LFA, the event will feature lectures by BAFTA-winning writer-director Richard Kwietniowski (writing and directing), executive producer Ri Chakraborty (pitching) and producer Ivana MacKinnon (producing).

Other speakers include Juliette Jansen (the Rotterdam International Film Festival), Anais Clanet (Wide Management), Beata Mońka (Canal+) and Hugo Viera da Silva (Swans). A special masterclass will be given by Hungarian director Bela Tarr. 

The LFA is also sponsoring the European debut shorts competition by awarding the London Film Academy award for best European debut short. The director of the winning film will be awarded a full scholarship on one of the LFA’s specialised courses and accommodation for the duration of the course. 

The eleventh edition of New Horizons will take place in Wrocław, Poland between July 21-31.