HerArts Association was founded to support and educate film professionals from all over the world, with a special focus on women filmmakers, through labs and film training programs. HerArts Film Lab in Paestum is its first initiative.
The home of HerArts is the city of Paestum in Campania, Italy. Once a major ancient Greek city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea in Magna Graecia, called Poseidonia, it was eventually conquered by the Lucanians and later the Romans. Today Paestum is home to the ruins of three magnificent Doric temples, which are thought to be dedicated to the city's namesake Poseidon (or Neptune), Hera and Ceres.
The temple of Hera is the oldest of the three temples, built about 550 BC. Being the goddess of women, Hera has become the patroness of our film association and our workshop. As we were developing the idea for the workshop Hera Arts mutated into Her Arts, and eventually became HerArts. Some historians believe that the name “Hera” was the feminine version of “Heros” or hero, and so with this name we put the heroine in focus and intend to follow her journey.
We believe that female filmmakers deserve to be heard, respected and taken seriously, and our workshop is to serve as a safe and supportive space for them to exchange ideas, stories, thoughts and emotions that then can be turned into compelling screenplays.
HerArts Film Lab is a week-long residential screenwriting workshop, set in Paestum, Italy, focused on content created by women.
The workshop is addressed to female writer-directors from all over the world interested in developing their feature film and TV series projects in a friendly and supportive environment under the guidance of experienced mentors.
The working language of the workshop in English.