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FEST PRO Program - Day 4 Highlights

Great names in the film indsutry were present on FEST’s fifth day - the fourth day of its industry program - which started with great expectations.

The first speaker, Pete Webber, the director of Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) and Hannibal Rising (2007), offered his opinion on the recent panorama of movie making and the challenges future filmmakers will face.

Barry Brown brought three excerpts from prestigious films he edited, Queen of Katwe (2016), Malcolm X (1992), and BLACKkKLANSMAN (2018). Always very upfront and honest, but without losing his characteristic friendliness, Barry explored his career, highlighting the importance of an editor who knows how to tell a story. With his passion for storytelling always present in his speech, the editor talked about his relationship with editing and how, sometimes, scenes will talk to him and dictate how they should be edited.


Susana Costa Pereira, the executive coordinator of Creative Europe Desk Portugal, gave FEST participants a general vision of Creative Europe’s recent program and which direction it is going to take in the future.

The last masterclass was with much-anticipated Temple Clark, a storyboard artist who worked on dozens of films, from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) to Gravity (2013) and Cold Mountain (2003). His extremely visual masterclass explored his long career as a storyboard artist and what storyboards’ purpose is. While focusing on his relationship with the directors, he told us how he tries to understand each filmmaker's vision in order to clarify it through his storyboards, a work that requires a lot of patience.

The festival's industry program also also two sessions of the Pitching Forum, in the Work in Progress and Make It Short categories. 

Carolina Gonçalves