SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Editor Chris Dickens Set for Master Class at FEST - TRAINING GROUND 2014, Running Now thru June 30

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE Editor Chris Dickens Set for Master Class at FEST - TRAINING GROUND 2014, Running Now thru June 30

It is with huge satisfaction that we announce the addition of Film Editor Chris Dickens to our speakers list. Film editor extraordinaire, Dickens' ground breaking editing style has carved his name in film history.

His international career kicked off with his collaboration with director Edgar Wright. Chris Dickens helmed the edition the short lived, classical TV series "Spaced", which starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Later on the same team would be responsible for the mega-hit zombie parody "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007).

During over 20 years in the industry, the British editor has worked in such different titles as Danny Boyles' highly acclaimed "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), Richard Ayoade's debut feature film "Submarine" (2010), Greg Mottola's "Paul" (2011), and Tom Hooper's "LES MISERABLES".

Chris Dickens received great response for his work in "Slumdog Millionaire", which granted him an Oscar and a BAFTA for best film editing, among many other international awards.

Being one of the most innovative and original editors in film today Chris Dickens' Masterclass is sure to be a unique experience.

FEST - Training Ground is a place where upcoming film makers from all over the world gather in one week, to attend a deluxe training event 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.

When and Where?
Between today, the 24th, and the 29th of June In Espinho, Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto in the sea-coast line. A tourism orientated city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal.

The fee for one week of the world´s best film training activities is only 59 Euros without accommodation or from 89 Euros with accommodation, so be sure to grab your place fast the spaces are limited!

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FEST - Training Ground will have more than 25 Training activities lectured industry top experts, in The Past it has brought names such as MELISSA LEO Oscar Winning Actress (The Fighter, Frozen River, Oblivion) PETER WEBBER (Girl With the Pearl Hearing, Hannibal Rising) Oscar Nominated Cinematographer CHRISTIAN BERGER (The White Ribbon, The Piano Teacher) Oscar Nominated Editor TARIQ ANWAR (American Beauty, The King's Speech) FERNANDO TRUEBA, TOM STERN Cinematographer of Films such as Gran Torino, Million Dollar Baby, The Hunger Games, Oscar winner Editor MARTIN WALSH, LAURENCE BENNETT production designer of films such as Crash and The Artist, 3 times Oscar Winner David Macmillan, and many more, detailed information on

Apart from Chris Dickens, we also have confirmed for 2014, Michael Katz (Producer of "Amour") Eddy Joseph Supervising Sound Editor (Corpse Bride, Enemy at The Gates, Casino Royale) Golden Globe Winner producer GARETH WILEY, Eugenio Caballero Oscar Winner Production Designer, Justine Seymour Costume Designer, TIM CORRIE Deputy Director of BAFTA and Film Agent and advisor. Cannes Winner and Oscar Nominee SCANDAR COPTI, William Brookfield Director and Scriptwritter, and GUILLERMO GARCIA RAMOS Spanish Filmmaker and a well known face of prevoius edition of FEST-TG, more names to follow.

The fee for one week of the world´s best film training activities is only 59 Euros so be sure to grab your place fast! With accommodation included for the 6 nights prices start at 89 Euros.

Why go?
It is an excellent opportunity in many levels, firstly the knowledge present there is overwhelming, with the best experts in the world, secondly because more than 400 people will come from all over the world to attend creating an atmosphere where you can learn from each other and the experience they have, but mainly because here you can have a big break, people have been hired by some of the experts, found financiers for their films, or simply found a correct direction on their career, FEST -Training Ground is a huge game changer, and a enormous help for up and coming film-makers.

FEST - Training Ground has been a worldwide success, with registered participants coming from all over the World, from countries such as Italy, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, Greece, Portugal, Nigeria, Japan, Poland Russia, Romania, Qatar and so on...

FEST - Pitching Forum and FEST - Industry Meetings
On the program you will also have FEST Pitching Forum In this space filmmakers will meet producers and financers, and each participant will have 4 minutes to pitch his project, and why it should be supported, produced and financed. The FEST Pitching Forum will have many new features in 2014. You will also have a workshop and a masterclass about pitching before the real pitching sessions, so you can prepare yourself the best. This year we will introduce the FEST - Industry meetings

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 - New Directors | New Films Festival, as parallel activities, all of this having as a scenario the beautiful sea-coast city of Espinho, one of the most looked for sea-coast location in all of Portugal.

How do you register?
All registrations must be made through the Training Ground website

Who is eligible?
Every filmmaker or film enthusiast is eligible for registering; you just need to have a genuine interest in the subject, an open spirit, and The Will to learn.

More information about the event at