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Rutger Hauer guest speaker list for FEST – Training Ground 2012

This time around it is time to welcome a living legend. Rutger Hauer became a household name in 1982 for his outstanding performance in Ridley Scott´s great masterpiece Blade Runner. Since then he has plays some of the most memorable parts in modern film history, such as in Robert Harmon´s horror classic The Hitcher or in Richard Donner´s Ladyhawk. More recently he has worked on films such as George Clooney´s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Robert Rodriguez´s Sin City, Christopher Nolan´s Batman the Biggining and Mikael Hafstrom The Ritual.

Rutger Hauer´s experience, gathered in a career spanning across 4 decades, is unquestionably of great value. He is coming to Portugal to head a master class on the relation between the director and the actor.

You can see one of the most famous moments in the History of Cinema, of which Rutger Hauer took part, on this link

Be sure to register fast to guarantee your place on FEST TG 2012 TO REGISTER GO TO

FEST – TRAINING GROUND is a place where young film enthusiast and film makers from all over the world gather in one week, to attend a deluxe training from workshops to master classes, lectured by industry top experts with recognized achievements. TRAINING GROUND, is now one of the biggest learning forum in the world in the area of filmmaking, in number of participants and number of worldwide recognized experts.

FEST – Training ground will have a variety of lecturers and tutors, in the past it has brought names such as three time Oscar Winner David Macmillan, Cannes Winner and Oscar Nominee Scandar Copti, Oscar Winner Eugenio Caballero, Eduardo Serra, Two times Oscar Nominee and recently was the DOP of Harry Potter, and many more, detailed information on

FEST - Training Ground has been a worldwide success, with registered participants coming from countries such as Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Greece, Portugal, Nigeria and many others

Be sure to register your place as places are limited, and this is a great oportunity.

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FEST – Training Ground, will take place from the 2nd to the 7th July in Espinho, Portugal

In Espinho, Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto in the seacoast line. A tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal.

All in one
Training ground is all in one program, as participants will not only enjoy a six day deluxe training program, but also will be able to attend the screenings of FEST – International Film Festival, as parallel activities, and even have the oportunity to have their films financed, all of this having as a scenario the beautiful seacoast city of Espinho, one of the most looked for seacoast location in all of Portugal.

In one place participants will enhance their knowledge, be up to date with the best new films in a wide range of styles, and interact with methods and young film makers from the 4 corners of the planet, the value of this experience is overwhelming for any participant.

How do you register?
All registrations must be made through the training ground website

Who is eligible?
Every film maker or film enthusiast is eligible for registering; you just need to have a genuine interest.

The FEST – Training Ground will gather in the same place hundreds of young filmmakers and film enthusiasts from all over the world and will offer an unique opportunity to meet experts, enhance your education , network and at the same time have fun so be sure not to miss it. It will be an unforgettable experience.

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