The Masterclasses

The Masterclasses

Documentary films are results of teamwork. Directors, producers, actors and cinematographers, as well as costume designers and distributors (to name but a few), are key players for their success. That’s why – besides the official competition, the new festival sections and the events – RIFF hosts every year several Masterclasses, actual lessons given by internationally renowned professionals about all aspects of cinema and filmmaking.

Documentary films are results of teamwork. Directors, producers, actors and cinematographers, as well as costume designers and distributors (to name but a few), are key players for their success. That’s why – besides the official competition, the new festival sections and the events – RIFF hosts every year several Masterclasses, actual lessons given by internationally renowned professionals about all aspects of cinema and filmmaking.

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11/05/2019

Ex Convento dell'Annunziata
The producer is one of the most difficult roles to define in the movie industry. The Riviera Film Festival 2019 Masterclass by J.Miles Dale, producer and 2018 Academy Award winner for “The Shape of Water”, will clarify producer’s role, functions and aspects. What does it exactly mean: “to produce a film”? Does the producer have a role or a clearly defined position which encompass all aspects of the project, from the creation of the screenplay to the film screening?

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Ex Convento dell'Annunziata
More than 10 years ago Sky triggered a qualitative growth and an innovation of the language of TV series. Its original productions – which started with “Romanzo criminale” – showed that it was possible to make a new kind of TV series in Italy. The Masterclass “Sky Original Series: The New Generation” will discuss all creative, editorial and methodological aspects during the selection and development process of original Sky productions, constantly looking for quality and original details to be competitive on the international stage.

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Ex Convento dell'Annunziata
Do true stories exist? How can we adapt a screenplay to actual events, involving the public and honoring the true story at the same time? In his Masterclass, Scott Z. Burns, trusted screenwriter of Steven Soderbergh, will analyze this issue, focusing on the challenges and the pitfalls a screenwriter can use to faithfully describe something that has really happened without letting entertainment take over the truth. Scott Z. Burns will analyze some scenes from “The Report”, a film starring Anette Bening and Adam Driver, presented at the last Sundance Film Festival.