Briefly About…

CINEMA TERRITORY

Experts who have devoted their entire lives to cinema and who are in love with their profession want to transfer their experience of life and work to young people who are full of energy and passion. We hope that people who are interested in this great art will come to us.

We set ourselves the task of training and professional development of specialists in the field of cinema. The FOCUS School of Arts is committed to deepening knowledge and improving practical skills of students for the development of cinematograph in the country.

Teaching format: Writing scripts, exercises, rehearsals, discussions, creative meetings with outstanding artists, filming microfilms, performances.

MENTORS

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Sound Director

Natalee Yusupova

Production Designer

Maria Soshina

Marketing

Timur Vaade

Post Production

Davlat Arabshoev

D.O.P. (Camera man)

Azizbek Arzikulov

History Of Uzbek Cinema

Nigora Karimova

The Art Of Photography

Pavel Kim

Fundamental Animation

Dmitry Vlasov

Head Master Of The Film Making School And Screenwriting Workshop

Zulfikar Musakov

— Screenwriter, film director.
— Honored Worker of Arts of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
— Chevalier of the Order «Mehnat Shukhrati» («Labor Glory»).
— Winner of many international awards.
— Scriptwriter and film director of more than 25 films.
— Complete filmography in Wikipedia.

Head Master Of The Acting Studio

Helen Lopatko

Teaching experience:
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent State Institute of Arts, Film Making Faculty;
— Acting & Speech classes at the Tashkent Variety and Circus College,
— Acting classes in several studio schools at the Academic Russian Drama Theater of Uzbekistan.
— Head and Founder of the youth Theater-Studio «LIK» (since 1985) in Tashkent.
— Head Master of the Theater Studio FOCUS, Stage Director

Sound Director

Natalee Yusupova

Lecturer at the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan.

Production Designer

Maria Soshina

She worked at almost all theatrical venues in Uzbekistan. Experience in working on many films directed by domestic and foreign film makers.

Marketing

Timur Vaade

Deputy Director for Creative and Strategic Marketing at GOLDEN HOUSE DEVELOPMENT LLC.
In the past: CEO of «Gelikon Managment», art director of the internet edition Redpen, editor-in-chief of the KVN Premier League of Uzbekistan.

Post Production

Davlat Arabshoev

Founder and director of the production house «ART CRAFT»

D.O.P. (Camera man)

Azizbek Arzikulov

Laureate of many international awards, teacher at the State Institute of Arts of Uzbekistan.

History Of Uzbek Cinema

Nigora Karimova

Film critic, Candidate of Art History, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Head of a number of scientific grants of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Member of the International Federation FIPRESCI.

The Art Of Photography

Pavel Kim

Professional photographer. Work experience over 10 years.
Experience:
— Photographer of the publishing house Zamin press (glossy editions «Bella Terra», «JannatMakon», «Bella Tone», «Baby Terra»).
— Cooperation with companies — Ucell, Beeline, Nestle, Lukoil, Agromir;
— Chekhov sport clubs, boutique Glamor, Podium Italia, Europa Exclusive, flowers salon «Goodveen», restaurant «Na Nebe»;
— Internet Editions — redpen. uz, afisha. uz, pixland. uz, myday. uz, goodlife. uz, sundayMAG;
— Mass media — «Foto& Video», «Digital Photo», «Photographer», «Digital Photo Workshop», «Uzbekistan Airways», «Wedding», «Vintage» (Kazakhstan)
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Participation in exhibitions and master classes:
— Participant of the master class of advertising photographer Igor Sakharov (Tashkent, 2012)
— Participation in the photobiennale «TashkentAle 2014»
— Member of the multimedia project «Crossroads», 2013
— Curator of the multimedia project «Crossroads. Streetdance», 2012
— Personal exhibition «StreetArt», 2012
— Participation in the photobiennale «TashkentAle 2012», bronze medalist
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2011
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2009
— Personal exhibition «Project Subcultures», 2009
— Participation in the Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2007
— Participation in the international festival of contemporary art «East — West. Tashkent crossroads», 2007
— Participant of the exhibition «Woman — a divinity of unknown origin», 2007

Fundamental Animation

Dmitry Vlasov

— Screenwriter, animator, animation artist, film maker at the «Uzbekfilm» film studio.
— Laureate of many festivals, awarded the ‘Dustlik’ Order — a state award of the Republic of Uzbekistan. In 1992 he graduated the graphic arts department of the Tashkent Pedagogical University.
— Work experience — over 20 years.
— Full filmography and the list of awards of Dmitry Vlasov on the official website of the National Agency «UzbekKino»

SOME OF THE TOPICS

Classes are held in an auditorium and in a “working workshop”, as well as in traditional workshop format with participation of representatives of domestic and foreign cinema.

MAIN SUBJECTS

— Feature film dramaturgy
— Working with an actor
— Panorama of world and national cinema

RELATED SUBJECTS

— Psychology of creativity
— Directing of photography
— Sound solution in films
— Film production designer
— Editing and Post Production
— Organization of film production
— Film marketing
— Master classes of invited guests

FORMAT

5 times a week for 2.5 hours

INITIAL
40 Lessons
BASIC
40 Lessons
FINAL
40 Lessons

— Classes are held 5 days a week + Movie night
— Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri from 18:30 to 21:00
— Sun — Laboratory lesson from 12:00 to 16:00
— At the end of each stage, Exam is passed.
— Certificate in 2 languages is issued at the end of the full training.
— Teaching is conducted in 2 languages (rus / uzb).
— Having technical equipment at the initial stage is NOT required.
— FOCUS School provides the Students with all the necessary educational materials (books, video and audio material).
— The best students are given benefits when passing exams.
— Combining training in several directions is possible.
— When combining training, FOCUS School guarantees a 20% fee reduction

Tuition fee: 2 months - 5,000,000 UZS. Payment is made in installments.

LIST OF REFERENCES

For admission to school

— A. P. Chekhov. «The Cherry Orchard»
— N. V. Gogol. «The Revisioner»
— L. N. Tolstoy. «War and Peace»
— A. S. Pushkin. «Eugene Onegin»
— M. Yu. Lermontov. «Hero of Our Time»
— F. M. Dostoevsky. «Crime and Punishment»
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery. «The Little Prince»
— M. M. Zoshchenko. Stories
— Hamza Hakim-zade Niyazi — «The Tricks of Maysara»
— A. Kadiri. «Days Gone By»
— A. Navoi. — «Farhad and Shirin»
— I. S. Turgenev. «Mu Mu»
— E. Hemingway. «The Old Man and the Sea»
— M. A. Bulgakov «The Master and Margarita»
— W. Shakespeare. Sonnets
— M. Gorky. «At the Bottom».
— M. A. Sholokhov. «The Fate of Man»

BOOKS IN RUSSIAN AND UZBEK LANGUAGES CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE → http://telegram.me/focusfilmuz

WHAT DO YOU GET AND LEARN?

— Knowledge of the full cycle of making films from script writing to filmmaking
— Full immersion in the process by abandoning standard teaching methods
— The opportunity to participate in the film process under the leadership of Zulfikar Musakov
— Opportunity to take part in master classes led by leading representatives of theater and cinema
— Attestation and Certificate in 2 languages upon successful passing of exams

LISTENERS WITH GOOD PROGRESS participate in all trainings of the school and its partners which could be as follows: master classes of foreign guests and organizations, trainings in the field of Documentary Films and Creative Conversations. Within 2018-2019 more than 150 world-class specialists attended FOCUS School. Among them — Oscar nominee Vladimir Menshov, rector of the Moscow Art Theater School, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation — Igor Zolotovitsky, six-time winner of the Nika Award, cameraman — Yuri Klimenko and many other outstanding representatives of theater and cinema of our time. All additional activities at the FOCUS School are FREE for our students.

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