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Dare to Dream Workshop

February 27 - March 2, 2016. Indonesia.

EDN Head of studies Mikael Opstrup will be one of the tutors of the upcoming Dare to Dream workshop, a programme featuring a series of breathtaking and provocative documentaries about the hopes and frustrations of the young generation of Asia.

The Dare to Dream series are directed by the most talented Asian filmmakers, aimed for local audiences, with the support of the best professionals in the world. Dare To Dream takes you into the vibrant dreams and realities of Asian youth – the future of the planet’s most populated region.

Across Asia 750 million young people are searching for possibilities – education, work – and the meaning of life. Dare To Dream will give a voice to the young generation of Asia, through documentary films, looking at the future of the huge continent – concentrating on the most essential questions while at the same time not forgetting the incredible potential, strength and idealism that Asia can offer to its citizens and to the whole world. Through an intensive selection and production process – firstly in South East Asia – filmmakers will develop their ideas and produce their films in a series of workshops supported by the world’s best documentary professionals.

This exciting global project is a cooperation between STEPS (the organization behind the award-winning Steps For The Future, Why Poverty? and Why Democracy? series), In-Docs, DocNet  Southeast Asia, and supported by the Ford Foundation. Selected filmmakers will work with international co-producers who will unlock funds from broadcasters and film funds in their territories to raise the production budget of the films. The filmmakers will have the opportunity to experience working in an environment where the films are made for a wider audience, where their creative vision is matched with inputs from those who know the industry well, and where the production budget is provided to achieve what is agreed to be the direction of the film.

In September 2015, the Dare to Dream initiative featured a joint workshop within the framework of the Crossing Borders programme. For more information about the joint workshop from last year, please visit this link.   

EDN Contact:

Mikael Opstrup