Training Ground
FEST - Training Ground pass for 57,99€, only for 40 hours

It’s 40 days until FEST kicks off and to show you how committed we are, we’ll give you 40 hours to register in Training Ground at a reduced rate.

From 8am May 10th until May 11th at 24pm, the FEST - Training Ground pass will be available for 57,99€ instead of the regular 69,99€.

The Clock is ticking, FEST - Training Ground is waiting for you.

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In case you haven’t been keeping up, the Training Ground program is still developing but we have some major confirmations:


One of Australia’s most prolific and ground-breaking film director, screenwriters and producers.

Major Works: Frauds (1993), The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994), Easy Virtue (2008)
Major Awards and Nominations: Nominee for Best Original Screenplay at the BAFTA Film Awards and Writers Guild of America (1995), nominee for Cannes Palme d'Or (1993), winner of the Silver Raven award for Best Director at Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film



A BAFTA and Academy award winner screenwriter with an extensive career in Film, TV and Theatre. 

Major Works: Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola, 1988), The King's Speech (Tom Hooper, 2010)
Major Awards and Nominations: Winner of the BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (2011)



The Oscar and BAFTA winning composer of Shakespeare in Love, and Billy Elliot.

Major Works: Billy Elliot (Stephen Daldry, 2000), Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998), The Hollow Crown (TV series, 2012)

Major Awards and Nominations: Oscar winner for Best Music (1999), BAFTA Award nominee (1992, 1995, 1999, 2001) and winner for Best Original Television Music (2013)



Oscar winning editor with over 30 years experience in motion picture production and, featuring among the pioneers of digital film, editing.

Major Works:  The Last Emperor (1987), Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Major Awards and Nominations: Oscar winner for Best Film Editing (1987)



Screenwriter, Director and Producer is notably known for co-writing alongside Wes Anderson.

Major Works: Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010), Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson, 2012), The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013), Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson, 2018)
Major Awards and Nominations: Nomination for Academy Award, Writers Guild of America Award, and BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay



English choreographer and movement director who, for more than 30 years, has worked in many disciplines within the entertainment industry.

Major Works: Alice Through the Looking Glass (James Bobin, 2016), Muppets Most Wanted (James Bobin 2014)​, Avengers: Age of Ultron (Joss Whedon, 2015)


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