IN THE PALACE ISFF educational program FILMER FORGE – an audio-visual training including a series of integrated educational streams, workshops, lectures, and master classes. Filmer Forge is an international initiative directed towards talented young filmmakers, who have certain experience in creating short forms. The educational program aims to give participants opportunities to master their practical skills, reap the benefits from working in a team, and create an environment for exchange of cultures and practice together with filmmakers from Europe and the world.
Filmer Forge includes a range of workshops led by established directors, cinematographers, scriptwriters, producers, editors, digital artists, etc. The platform integrates these by means of several parallel programs - a series of lectures, master classes, hands-on trainings, a pitching session, etc. Well established filmmakers have been traditionally invited to share their experience and knowledge with the young and support them succeed in their careers. Over the years, the Festival has hosted both national and international celebrities such as Polish director and producer Krzysztof Zanussi, producer Sanford "Sandy" Lieberson who was head of production for UK 20th Century Fox and MGM and Film London, Pierre Bismuth - Academy Award winner for best original screenplay for the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, legendary producer from the UK Barry Hanson, etc.