Production / Project development

Film Spring Open

Film Spring Open Air is an interdisciplinary educational programme for young artists fromthe audio-visual sector, which was established in 2005 thanks to the initiative of Prof. Sławomir Idziak.
Along with film directors, scriptwriters, actors, producers, set designers, sound technicians, and cameramen, we also invite programmers, game developers, youtubers, computer designers, and technicians developing new tools or accessories for audiovisual production.

Our education strategy is simple: “learn by doing”. This hands-on approach includes:

- Outstanding lectures led by award-winning speakers, including Oscar winners like Natalie Portman, Juliette Binoche, Allan Starski, Neil Corbould, Ewa Puszczyńska, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Mia Bays and many more
- The development of participants’ projects in actual working conditions while utilizing the latest technology. In 2016, we were provided with 1.2 million Euro of equipment by the likes of Arri, Angenieux, Barco, Canon, Panasonic, HP, Sony, and many more.

Since 2016, Film Spring Open participants have had the Cinebus at their disposal, a mobile audiovisual studio designed by the FSO Foundation. It’s a tool by which we will develop the New Audiovisual Production Model, one that will lower the cost of film production and in turn allow more films to be made by emerging artists. Through the tools we provide, our participants can learn how to make high quality films on a low budget.
Learning outcomesSystematically we have been eliminating barriers for young filmmakers to help them break out into the industry and address the main problem of todays young artist's, “how to start a career?” More and more film school graduates struggle with obstacles they have little hope in overcoming:

- The selection is often unfair.
- Financial support for new ideas is scarce.

In consequence only those who can afford it, few, work in the industry. The Film Spring Open educational programme and especially the new production model is supposed to ensure equal opportunities and minimize the risk for young debutants on the constantly developing market.

At the Film Spring Open we build an international association of artists who in future will execute joint projects without the counterproductive burden of the past.
Target groupProducers, Directors, Cinematographers, Post-production professionals, Scriptwriters, Content developers, Animation professionals
Requirements Portfolio Presentation through our website.


Project-based, Without project
Junior | Intermediate
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