Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop was led by Erol Mintas and Mikko Viljanen and took place at the Finnish Film Foundation. It focused on the foundational elements of writing a screenplay. The participants came with their ready short scripts; a rough draft or a first draft. The approach of the Scriptwriting Advanced Workshop was to try and understand filmmakers intentions by listening to their ideas verbally and reading their materials carefully; logline, synopsis, treatment, writer intention and the script.
AMPI Advanced: Lighting & Cinematography Workshop, was led by Christopher L. Thomas at Publics. Film production budgets are getting smaller and cinematographers are required to use less equipment while still maintaining a cinematic look. Simultaneously, the camera and lighting technology is evolving faster than ever. As a result, young cinematographers at the beginning of their careers have entered a working world far different from what they were trained for.