Training

The Burundi Film Center teaches students the basics of film theory and video production. Our students work with international professionals to develop their skills and create new Burundian stories to share with the world. Classes are designed to foster media growth through communications studies, hands-on courses and practical fieldwork.

THEORY
Film Theory
Critical Discourse
Story Development
Composition Techniques

PRE-PRODUCTION
Scriptwriting and Storyboarding
Budgeting and Producing
Location Scouting and Management
Casting and Rehearsals

PRODUCTION
Camera Operating
Lighting
Sound
Acting

POST-PRODUCTION
Editing
Copyright and Legal
Exhibition
Distribution

The first round of training ran from June 6 – July 21, 2007 and taught 36 students. Five short dramatic films were produced and traveled to film festivals around the world.