Jan Forsstrom – Script Consultant – Sarajevo Talents.
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Finnish screenwriter and director JAN FORSSTROM, who is here at the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival as one of the experts and script consultants for the screenwriters taking part in this year’s edition of the Talents Saerajevo.
We ask him about the work process and also about, the one on one meetings but also what he was able to observe in terms of creativity through the ideas and concepts that were presented by the talents themselves.
JAN also tells us a little bit about a discussion and analysis of DAVID LYNCH’s film LOST HIGHWAY, and we ask him to give us a brief overview of that.
But we also take the opportunity to ask him about his own work, especially his experiences in making the transition from scriptwriting to also directing his own feature film scripts, a transition which he recently made with his recent outing THE PRINCESS OF EGYPT.
TALENTS SARAJEVO: Sarajevo Film Festival’s networking and training platform for emerging film professionals from Southeast Europe and Southern Caucasus was founded in 2007 in collaboration with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents.
Over the past eight years, Talents Sarajevo has become the regional hub for meeting and training of aspiring film professionals. Talents Sarajevo 2015 will welcome 70 up-and-coming actors, directors, DoPs, film critics, producers and screenwriters from Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey) and Southern Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) for a week of master classes, panel discussions, networking and training opportunities.