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The relationship between directors and actors marks an essential collaborative partnership in the filmmaking process. Clear, precise and meaningful communication between them helps to save time on takes and is imperative to the making of a quality film.

Film Grain Foundation in collaboration with London Film Academy and Malta Film Commission will be organising a one-day workshop for film and television actors and directors to be held on Tuesday 7 June 2016 at the Old university, Valletta.

This workshop will cover: how to communicate effectively with actors in their own language, what actors expect from directors, working with actors of differing levels of experience, different approaches to acting and how you use them to help your actors, understanding vocabulary you need to get the performances you are looking for.

The workshop will be led by film director by British director Richard Kwietniowski that is known for films such as Love and Death on Long Island (1997), Owning Mahowny (2003) and Flames of Passion (1989). Robert was a visiting research scholar in Film at the University of California at Berkeley before returning to the UK to work in the independent film sector and higher education. He currently teaches directing, screenwriting and acting-to-camera at a range of institutions in the UK and beyond, and has contributed to many European initiatives in feature film development.

Price: €25.

Holders of the Valletta Film Festival Pass are allowed to attend this course without additional charge however they are requested to fill this application form.

Purchase your ticket for this workshop here.