AMPI+ Advanced is designed to provide advanced training for mobile filmmakers who have some prior filmmaking experience. The participants are selected and invited from AMPI alumni, applications submitted in response to AMPI open calls between 2019 and 2022, and new AMPI calls made specifically for this purpose.

The very first AMPI+ Advanced workshops, in 2019, were kindly supported by AVEK Audiovisual Centre, and in 2020 by TAIKE – Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

The one/two-week intensive workshops are hands-on and tailored according to participants’ wishes and needs and facilitated by expert tutors and industry professionals.

The workshops are focused on advanced scriptwriting, directing, lighting & cinematography, acting, focus pulling, 1st AD, and so on.

AMPI Advanced: DOGME 95 Workshop

As part of AMPI+ we organized a Dogme 95 workshop which focused on scriptwriting & directing led by Erol Mintas and cinematography & lighting led by Christopher L. Thomas. The workshop took place online and face to face training. In this workshop participants had the chance to develop their filmmaking skills under the Covid-19 circumstances by taking the Dogme-95 as an approach to explore and experiment with storytelling.

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AMPI Advanced: Scripting Workshop

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.

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AMPI Advanced: Acting Workshop

AMPI Advanced: Acting Workshop was led by Jemina Sillanpää, Sherwan Haji and Jaakko Kiljunen, it took place at HIAP-Helsinki International Artist Programme and University of Arts Helsinki, Theatre Academy.

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AMPI Advanced: Lighting & Cinematography Workshop

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.

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AMPI Advanced: Directing Workshop

AMPI Advanced: Directing Workshop was led by Jonas Rothlaender and took place in Design Museum Helsinki. It focused almost entirely on the very foundation of cinema: How can I express what I want to tell with (moving) images? And (how) does the audience perceive or understand it?

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Academy of Moving People & Images: Test-workshop 2018

In June 2018—with the financial support and collaboration of TAIKE, Goethe-Institut Finland, and Perpetuum Mobile—our working group put a fee-free filmmaking test workshop into practice—a one-week intensive filmmaking workshop, directed by Erol Mintaş.

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