2023.08.14 Mon

Enrollment for the special one-day class “School of Film Directors” directed by ZHANG Lu is now open!

Enrollment for the special one-day class “Film Director’s School” directed by ZHANG Lu, the recipient of the Arts and Culture Award of the (33rd) Fukuoka Prize 2023, is open!

Friday, September 15th, 2023, 10:00-17:00

Meeting Room (3), 2nd Floor, Akarenga Bunkakan, Fukuoka-shi (15-30, Tenjin 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi)
Location of the film “Fukuoka” (Tenjin and Nakasu areas)

Free (meals not included)
*Pre-event application required.
*If there is a large number of applicants, we will select participants and inform you of the results by e-mail in early September (scheduled).

Target participants:
*About five people will be selected.
A creator who commutes to work or school in Fukuoka-shi, or is active in the city, who has produced at least one film or video work (short or long), and who is around or under 35 and wants to be a film director or film producer.

Application period:
Monday, August 14th, 2023 through Friday, August 25th, 2023

 Film director ZHANG Lu will come to Japan in September in commemoration of winning the Arts and Culture Award of the 33rd Fukuoka Prize and will give a special one-day class, “Film Director’s School,” to aspiring film directors and film producers active in Fukuoka.

 Director ZHANG Lu and the participants will introduce themselves and interact with one another in the morning. And in the afternoon, they will tour several spots where the movie “Fukuoka” was filmed.
 This special class, directed by ZHANG Lu, who also served as a film major professor at Yonsei University, allows participants not only to learn the art of film making, but also to go out on the streets and learn the attitude toward film making through repeated dialogues with the director, as well as from his perspectives, emotions, and mindset that enrich film making,

 While in Fukuoka, please take this opportunity to attend a special class with a few openings with the international film director ZHANG Lu.

Director ZHANG Lu(Recipient of the Culture and Arts Award of the Fukuoka Prize

Facilitating assistants:
Mr. OH Seung Hyun (Film director, producer)
Mr. Gohei Miyoshi(Representative of Sanseisha, who presides Asian Film Joint

Language: Korean (Interpreter: Ms. Mika Iseri)

Timetable (Schedule for the day)*


Period 1:
10:00-12:00 @Akarenga Bunkakan
Director’s greetings and self-introduction.
Each participant’s self-introductions: Pitch of each person’s video work and planned production project
->Director ZHANG Lu and other participants’ feedback (about 15 minutes for each person x 5 people)

Lunch break:

Period 2:
13:00-16:30 Starting from Akarenga Bunkakan, walk around the Tenjin and Nakasu areas to visit several spots. They will take a walking tour of several locations in the city of Fukuoka. The tour will include on-site explanations of the scenario structure, camera layout, and actual acting instruction that took place during the production of each scene in the film. It will include a series of dialogues with the participants.

Closing session:
16:30-17:00 @Akarenga Bunkakan

*The above is a schedule. It may change in the future.

Precautions when applying:
・If there is a large number of applicants, we will select participants and inform you of the results in early September (scheduled) (We will contact you basically by email.).
・The information provided in the application form will be used solely for the operation of the event.
・Personal information is strictly managed by this office and will not be disclosed or leaked to third parties.
・Photographs taken during this event may be used as publicity and recording media (HP, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for this city or Creative Lab Fukuoka. Please note that you are considered to have agreed to the above when you apply for the event.

For inquiries, please contact:
Creative Lab Fukuoka (Content Promotion Division, Fukuoka-shi)
1-8-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, 810-8620
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