- Jean Loup Passek Award
- Hop to Melgaço
- Frontal Shot
- Off Screen
Frontal Shot is a FILM RESIDENCY happening in Melgaço, between july 30 and august 02, 2021, alongside MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival, organized by the Melgaço Municipality and the ao noRte association.
Its main purposes are:
Plano Frontal's main targets are senior students on their final year attending higher education courses in audiovisuals and cinema or that have recently completed their education.It addresses all those people willing to live through the experience of directing a documentar film and participating, with the support of a professional team and through discussion and image viewing, in the projects made by other groups.
Pedro Sena Nunes will be the director / tutor, with extensive professional and pedagogical experience, to guide the directing of documentaries, coordinate the work planning and provide a systematic reflection on the daily work. He will be supported by a technical and operational team, coordinated by Carlos Eduardo Viana.
During this film residency, four teams, formed by a director, cameraman and a sound technician, wherein one of the members will also support editing, will direct four documentaries.The themes for the films will be decided between the teams and the project’s coordinating team.
It is intended to make known the research and pre-production process, through the description of the procedures adopted during this phase. Mention should be made of the type of approach made to local people or experts who can serve as sources of information and what was the intention in selecting these stakeholders.
The schedule will be established by the director / tutor, with the production, depending on the development of the shooting of the various groups.
The participants in Plano Frontal will be selected through application analysis. the application must come from a group of three highly motivated people, who will select amongst themselves the director, cameraman and sound technician, and wherein one of the team members might have to take responsibility for the treatment, identification and selection of equipment during the shooting phase.
Each team will have at their disposal:
Full HD Camera, Safari Tripod, Perche Lightwave or K&M, Rode NTG 2 Microphone, Sennheiser HD 201 Headset, Tascam dr-70d recorder.
Teams will also be able to use:
X300 Panel Light and Microbean illuminator.
Cameras to be used:
1 Panasonic AG-AC 160 camera
1 Lumix GH5s camera with 14-140mm lens
2 cameras Panasonic AG-HMC81EJ
Teams will also be able to use:
1 ledgo bi color illuminator with tripod and Microbean illuminator
2 wireless lapels
The organization committee will guarantee free room and board, from july 30 until august 09, to the twelve selected candidates and will provide logistic support for the teams to travel to shooting locations. Each selected candidate will have to guarantee his own traveling, to and from Melgaço.
From July 30 until August 08, 2021.
Editing will be made after the end of Plano Frontal. Each team, in a scheme to be arranged, depending on its constitution and geographical location, will initiate a structural drawing. The idea is for the presence in each group of at least one ele-ment that is proficient with editing software and can prepare a first rough cut outside the context of the film residency. We will also have editing suggestions for a collective discussion back in Melgaço. later on, we will start planning the support mechanisms to the final versions. Support will be offered in the shape of a field professional following the activities. There will be some rules in relation to opening credits, logos and the organization of graphic information.
The works will become part of the collection of Espaço Memória e Fronteira. The organization committee of MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival, as mentor and producer, will reserve the right to use this material, wherein it holds the distribution rights.
The teams must notify the organization of its intentions of screening the films. The publishing of results on line is the responsibility of the organization.
General Coordination – Carlos Eduardo Viana
Tutor – Pedro Sena Nunes
Executive Producer – Mário Gomes
Tutor Assistente – João Gigante
Technical Support – Miguel Arieira, Daniel Deira
Production Director – Rui Ramos