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I am one of the few selected students for the Film Program at the Cannes Film Festival!! Help me make my dream come true!
Magdalena Stawinski
1 Team Member

"On the Edge" - one of my first short films

My Story

Having been raised in the Netherlands within an international environment to emigrated parents from Poland I have been exposed to different cultures from a very young age. I grew up speaking three languages: Polish with my parents, Dutch at school and English with my friends at my international school. Iterating between these languages, made me realize that communication is fundamental to bridging cultural differences and to be successful in an international environment. Besides my Communication and Media study I spend the majority of my time on filmmaking, which has become my passion

In order to expand my knowledge in this field I applied, among others, for the Film Production course at Boston University. Attending those intense and inspiring weeks at Boston University only made my aspiration to become a film director grow stronger and made me realize that this form of creativity was my passion and this form of art is what I want to continue pursuing for the rest of my life. 

My goals

My primary goal of this program is to learn from the best in the film industry. I would like to take advantage of the unique opportunity of a personal mentor to get his guidance and advice. Furthermore, I am looking forward to participating in The Roundtable Series, giving access to industry professionals’ experiences. I am confident that such creative environment will provide me with lots of inspiration for film making for my future career. Last but not least this program is a huge networking opportunity, which will help me to stay connected with the best in the film industry.

I believe this program will make a significant difference for my future career. It would equip me with sufficient knowledge about the industry, provide me with more hands-on experience in order to advance in this area and allow me to contribute to a positive influence in the industry and society.

Program Fee 

The program fee ($3495) includes:

  • 15 nights of shared accommodation with three to four other participants in a European-style residence apartment (a 10-minute drive from the Festival)
  • Unique and exclusive Cannes International Film Festival accreditation allowing privileged access reserved to American Pavilion participants
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Membership to The American Pavilion
  • Guidance from an industry mentor
  • Admission to The Roundtable Series (work schedule permitting)
  • Access to The American Pavilion in-house ticketing system
  • End-of-program party

The donations will be explicitly used for this Film Program. All extraneous costs I will cover on my own! 

Other Ways You Can Help

Every single penny helps! But if you can't donate, it's ok! I would also really appreciate it if you could share this page and spread the word to others that would be interested in helping an aspiring film director make her dream come true! 

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  • $15USD
    A thank you call

    For this donation, I'll personally call you to thank you for your contribution to the trip. I'd fill you in on all the highlights that I have experienced at the festival!

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $20USD
    A personal thank you card

    I will send a personal thank you card, including some stories and highlights of my experience at the Cannes Film Festival!

    2 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $100USD
    Personalized Video

    As a thank you I will work on a personalised short film about my experience in Cannes!

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $500USD
    Short film

    I'll make you a short film on a topic of your choice, I can try to personalize it as much as possible. Just tell me what genre you prefer and what you'd like me to include :)

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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