Saturday, July 30, 2016

Exquisite poetry from Taza by Rachida Bourzigui

                                 Moving beningly clothed in softness ; touched by grace of Allah . This is a woman who chooses to be a poet in order to touch the deepest side of souls . Certainly , Rachida has been an active tink-tank of essays ; words and its magic ,She is respected in her native montagnous town called Taza where Racida is born , her first poem, After your departure , was published in 2012 followed by a new promising onetha is  praised both locally and in the Arabic world called  Spring Call .

Morning bird has gone
He was there alone
Of the cold winter
He dribbles nights
He asked permission to arrange his sorrow
with inebriated nostalgia
He sang his last lamentation
And a bird without wings
As the wailing of the ends
A burning tree inside me
On the branch of the crucified nostalgia

By Rachida Bourzigui

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Monday, July 04, 2016

Seven key structure steps to understand Steven Spielberg

                       Christopher Vogler has revolutioned Hollywood especially directors like Steven Spielberg whom ScreenwritingU via Shanee Edwards writes resourceful article on how to write a screenplay . Of course , there are other US filmmakers that  have relied on the myth of the Writer's Journeyto write their movies  such as Georges Miller , ( Fury Road ) Francis ford Coppola ( The Godfather ) and Georges Lucas ( Star wars ) and more  .

Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on The BFG: 7 great story tricks we learned from the cinematic giant

Director Steven Spielberg on the set of Disney's THE BFG, based on the best-sellling book by Roald Dahl. Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
Director Steven Spielberg on the set of Disney’s THE BFG, based on the best-sellling book by Roald Dahl. Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
Steven Spielberg’s first film project for Disney, The BFG, opens Friday and is based on the book with the same name by Roald Dahl. It’s about a little girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) who befriends a giant (Mark Rylance) and discovers the wonders and perils of dream hunting.
Given that Spielberg is undoubtedly a master storyteller when it comes to action adventure films, we took a closer look at his techniques to see how they apply to screenwriting. Here are seven ways Spielberg gets all Spielbergian on storytelling.
A young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) goes on the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
A young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) goes on the adventure of a lifetime. Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
No. 1 — Go to the dark side
In a typical Hollywood narrative arc, characters must be tested and the happy ending must be earned. The more hardship a character endures, the more we root for him or her to prevail – especially when that character is a child.
Spielberg’s secret to telling powerful stories about children lies in his ability to weave just the right amount of darkness into a story. InThe BFG, 10-year-old Sophie goes to live in Giant Country, where most of the giants eat children – a terribly frightening prospect that adds a big dose of danger to what could have been just a happy-go-lucky kids’ book.
“Being able to be scary and redemptive at the same time, and teach a lesson, an enduring lesson, to everyone—it was a wonderful thing for Dahl to have done, and it was one of the things that attracted me to want to direct this Dahl book…Without that dark center, where is the redemption, and how do you bring all of us out from the bowels of a nightmare into the most beautiful, enchanting dream we’d ever seen?” said Spielberg about Dahl’s book in the press notes provided by Disney.
Look for ways to balance darkness with redemption and evil with kindness and your script will have the story heft that Speilberg loves.
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
No. 2 — Dream all day
Many of us were told not to daydream when we were kids. As writers, daydreaming is our biggest asset and the key to writing a screenplay that will blow minds. “I don’t dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day; I’m dreaming for living,” Spielberg has been quoted as saying.
We see this life motto translating into cinematic wonder. In the film, the Big Friendly Giant collects dreams and stores them in jars, emphasizing how important dreams are to humanity, or “human beans” as he calls them.
Even if you’re writing a crime drama or romcom, allow yourself to daydream about your characters. You might find new inspiration in how you shape their lives by letting your mind wander.
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
No. 3 — Take your time getting to the good stuff
Storytelling isn’t a race.
In fact, writing a screenplay is more about rewriting, since you’ll most likely spend a lot more time fixing your script once you’ve typed it into Final Draft.
Spielberg has also been quoted as saying, “All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.” Don’t judge yourself, just keep working on your idea until it feels authentic to you. Then rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
Disney's THE BFG is the imaginative story of a young girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the Big Friendly Giant (Oscar (TM) winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film is based on the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
No. 4 — Don’t be boring
Of course, that’s easier said than done, but if you’re part of a writer’s group or like to get feedback from others, ask your readers if they were bored at any point while reading your script.
If so, go into that area of your story and spice it up. “The thing that I’m just scared to death of is that someday I’m going to wake up and bore somebody with a film,” Spielberg has also been quoted as saying. It’s a fear we all have, but there are ways to attack the problem. Get feedback and focus on the areas where you can improve.
No. 5 — You don’t need to attend a fancy film school
Legend has it Spielberg applied to USC’s film school, but couldn’t get in due to his poor grades. He attended Cal State Long Beach, but dropped out when he was offered a film contract. Making his first film as a 11-year-old to earn his Boy Scout photography badge, it was Spielberg’s passion and dedication that brought him success as a director, according to TIME Magazine.
If you have a passion for writing screenplays, it likely came from something in your own childhood. Think about what that might have been and how that manifests in your work as an adult.
No. 6 — Structure is king
Even with such incredible source material like Dahl’s book, screenwriter Melissa Mathison had to make additions and changes to make the story into a satisfying movie with a 3-act structure.
Spielberg also wanted to further develop the relationship between Sophie and The BFG. About story structure, Spielberg has been quoted as saying, “People have forgotten how to tell a story. Stories don’t have a middle or an end any more. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.”
Make sure the second and third acts of your screenplay are fully developed. Act one should ask a question that gets answered in act three. In The BFG, Sophie is an orphan and wonders if she’ll ever feel part of a family in act one. In act three, we see her living in a little cottage next to the giant, with whom she has developed a very close relationship, becoming his family.
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
Photo courtesy: Disney Pictures
No. 7 — Read everything you can (even books!)
In addition to watching movies, it’s important to read screenplays as well. But don’t forget about books. Yes, those things collecting dust on your shelves. Reading opens your mind, stokes your creativity and helps to understand points of view that are different than your own. As Spielberg said in his 1986 Oscar acceptance speech, “But only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers.”  It’s true.
The BFG opens Friday, July 1.
What have you learned from Spielberg over the years? What are you favorite story moments from the iconic director?

Friday, July 01, 2016

CV of Allal El Alaoui in 2017

The will by Allal El Alaoui is in California

The will is selected in fan boy film festival in the states and voting will start  on the 15Th of july

Congratulations on being selected to this year’s film festival!

We set out to do something special this year. We offered free submissions and are offering free streaming while awarding some pretty hefty cash prizes based on fan votes. Our mission is to create a global community of filmmakers and film fans – to create an all inclusive film festival unlimited by geography, screening schedules and the traditional Hollywood BS.  And, we’re succeeding! We are proud of each one of our selections. Each film brings its own creative style to this year’s festival.

You will find a link below to our Official 2016 Fan Boy Film Festival Laurel.

We’re a different film festival. We do not abide by the normal pomp and circumstance or etiquette of other film festivals, so naturally we have a different laurel. This laurel exemplifies the spirit of the Fan Boy Film Festival. We simply request that you do not edit the laurel. Let your film posters wear it with pride!

Festival starts July 15th, at which time fans will be able to vote on their favorite films! We encourage filmmakers to promote their films on their social media networks in order to get votes to win the cash prizes. Remember, streaming and voting is 100% free.