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Sound Mixing

Start date:
Oct 26, 2018
Ability Level:

In collaboration with La Fémis, the Institut Francais Qatar, the French Embassy in Doha, FNAC and Fifty One East.

In this workshop, participants will learn the importance of sound mixing. This programme covers the working methodologies used in a professional environment and will give trainees the tools and knowledge to appreciate all the artistic details that arise when making a film soundtrack.


  • This workshop is a six-day programme for six sound editors.
  • Over the course of the lab, participants will learn to tell a story through a film’s soundtrack.
  • The workshop will begin by introducing the work of a re-recorder, with a firm grounding of all the technical aspects of the job.
  • Trainees will then work in pairs on three different sequences of 2-3 minutes each, experiencing all the steps of the sound mixing in a practical environment.
  • The final day will consist of an analysis of the three mixed sequences with a possibility to finalise the mix according to the tutor’s feedback.

You may also be interested in our ‘Sound Editing’ practical lab happening right before this lab, from 18 to 23 October. It is possible to apply for both labs, but you should mention this in your application.

Dates: 26 to 31 October
Application deadline: 24 September
Friday: 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Sunday to Wednesday 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Language: English
Lab fee: 1000 QAR
Group Size: 6 participates
Lab location: DFI Production Villa

Submission Requirements:

Please send the following as one Word or PDF document to, specifying in the email subject line which practical lab(s) you are applying for:
1. Full name, email and contact phone number
2. A brief letter of intention explaining why you are applying to the lab (maximum one page)
3. Showreel, examples of previous work, or link to a website (if available)
4. CV or short biography
5. Copy of Qatar ID

Submission Process and Selection of Candidates:

Please submit all required materials as one document to After the application deadline, the lab mentor and the DFI team will review applications. Candidates may be invited for a supplemental interview during the selection process. Please note that submission of your application does not guarantee a place in the program. Depending on the number of submissions, some applicants may be waitlisted or declined. All applicants will be notified of the results of their submission in a timely manner.

Lab Mentors

Séverin Favriau is a sound designer, sound supervisor and music composer. He discovered cinema through his studies at ETPA (AudioVisual School) at Rennes between 1997 and 2000. After 5 years as a sound recordist in various documentaries, he began sound design at 28 years old. His collaboration with Amos Gitaï and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire gave him a new musical approach of sound design, and today, these two components are present in his work. He was nominated twice for the Best Sound César (French Academy awards) with Mathieu Amalric’s movie ‘On Tour’ in 2011, and ‘Raw’ directed by Julia Ducournau in 2018. As a natural continuation of his work on ‘Raw’, he wrote his first music score for Jeremie Guez’s movie: ‘A Bluebird in my Heart’, selected in the famous SXSW Austin Film Festival. He also teaches regularly at La Fémis, the National French Film School.

Falah Hannoun
Falah Hannoun is a sound recordist and sound designer who currently works at Doha Film Institute recording and designing short films, and also conducting some of their labs and workshops. He has worked as a recordist on many feature films such as the Oscar Nominated ‘Theeb’ and John Stuart’s debut, ‘Rosewater’. He holds an MFA in Directing and Sound from RSICA and a BFA in Acting and Directing.

About La Fémis

La Fémis, the French national film school, was founded in 1986 and is currently chaired by award-winning director Raoul Peck. Each year, the school selects and trains 50 students in the various disciplines of filmmaking. Exceptional films created through the film school’s programmes have been selected for and won awards at many film festivals, including the Festival de Cannes, the Berlin International Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. La Fémis has been ranked one of the top 10 film schools in the world by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

This workshop is in collaboration with