A team of practice led researchers from leading film education institutions in each of the countries of Australia (Griffith Film School), Ghana (National Film and Television Institute), Colombia (University of Ibague) and the UK, led by Professor Erik Knudsen from the University of Central Lancashire, ran a series of workshops for emerging independent filmmakers in developing countries on three continents.
A unique feature of this network was the lateral collaboration that it encouraged between practice led film and media researchers in developing countries. This team of four researchers collaborated with the host institutions involved to deliver these workshops during 2017, followed by a summarising symposium hosted by University of Central Lancashire in the UK in January 2018
The workshop was offered through the CMPC FINAS – Content Malaysia Pitching Center in Kuala Lumpur between the 14th – 16th June 2017.
The Content Malaysia Pitching Centre is an initiative designed to help Malaysian content creators and producers create good content with good entertainment values and is commercially appealing to viewers and the market. To achieve this goal, Malaysia will have to have good scriptwriters and producers.
To achieve the objective of the good scriptwriters and producers, the centre provides the industry with a physical facility where they can gather to attend workshops and master classes, participate in industry and community events, and interact with right buyers and distributors.