Submissions for the Cinetrain 2014 project are now open!


16 May 2012




Docstories Black Sea – Storytelling in Documentary Film is a workshop aimed at developing creative documentary projects and innovative non-fiction formats in the greater Black Sea region. Film or media professionals from Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Armenia may apply.

One of the three sessions takes place in Sibiu (Romania) from 16.10.2012 – 20.10.2012 in cooperation with the Astra Film Festival and deals with innovative documentary formats for TV & internet.

HELLO WOOD FESZTIVÁL / Rendező, operatőr és vágó hallgatók jelen tkezését várjuk!


A workshop során három személyes hangvételű, az adott falu közösségről vagy annak egy tagjáról szóló, antropológiai szemléletű dokumentumfilmet kell elkészíteni, három fiatal filmes csoportvezető, Nagy Viktor Oszkár, Vlad Naumescu és Nagy Dénes segítségével.
A stáboknak rövid idő alatt kell egy faluközösséget feltérképezniük, ismeretlen személyek életéhez, az ő problémáikhoz érzékenyen közel kerülniük. Ennek a közelkerülésnek az elérése a workshop igazi tétje, mely során az alkotók megtapasztalhatják a spontán filmkészítés örömét.

Rendező, operatőr és vágó szerepre hallgatók jelentkezését várjuk!

A leadás határideje 2012. Május 18.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES_Hall of Mirrors_filmaking workshop for young and aspiring video makers from different minorities


We are glad to announce that Drop Out Association, in cooperation with Alpe Adria Cinema, Comunità degli Italiani di Momiano, Scenario Films Babylon and under the patronage of the Regional Audiovisual Fund of Friuli Venezia Giulia, is promoting the project CAMERA DI SPECCHI – HALL OF MIRRORS, workshop dedicated to the use of modern audiovisual technologies, with particular attention to the young people from minorities in Europe, with the aim of promoting social integration and training in a multicultural environment. From Trieste to Momjan, from the 24 to the 30 of june.
The project is directed to young people of minority national or cultural group, from 18 to 30 years old, aspiring filmmakers and simple amateurs are welcome.
If you are interested in this experience, fill the entry form and send it with a motivational letter and curriculum vitae to: cameradispecchi

You can visit our facebook page here:

Sincerely yours,
Drop Out and Camera di Specchi Staff

Entry Form_Camera di Specchi.pdf
Regulations_Hall of Mirrors.pdf

call for applications: Visual Anthropology Workshop on “Visualising Crises”


Visual Anthropology Workshop on “Visualising Crises”

Ascona, Switzerland, July 30- August 3, 2012

Organised by the Centro Incontri Umani in collaboration with
University of Göttingen, University of Tromsø, University of Leiden

Centro Incontri Umani

The Socio-cultural Centre Ascona (Centro Incontri Umani Ascona) is a Swiss Foundation set up by Dr. Angela Hobart, University College London, in the memory of her parents, Dr. Edmund and Margiana Stinnes. The Centre’s aim is to promote understanding, respect and peace internationally. By encouraging exchange among scholars, students, artists and laypeople of different countries and disciplines, the Centre celebrates the capacity of humans to revitalize consciousness and remake their lived realities.

What is the aim of the workshop?

We want to explore the difficulties which one encounters producing audio-visual records based on research and publications while working on crisis and their consequences for humans.

Crisis is understood here in a broad sense: personal crises, natural crises, manmade crises.

Working on crisis can be difficult because of various reasons:
– the researcher/filmmaker might have difficulties coping with the particular incident,
– the people suffering may be making claims that are difficult to meet,
– there may be officials, institutions, organisations that are difficult to handle.
But one might have personal difficulties in:
– engaging in the crisis and the people,
– making images and audio records, editing the audio-visual records,
– presenting previous records,
– developing a film out of one’s experiences and so forth.

Dealing with all these difficulties is often lonely. There are not many people with whom one can share one’s worries, ideas, hopes, and doubts. It can be difficult to share a personal experience, but crucial in order to gain a broader perspective.

The presenters should come from different backgrounds: academic as well as documentary filmmaking. Some experts will act as moderators and critics.
The result may lead to a joint publication.

Call for applications

The latest date for submitting is May 15, 2012.

Who can apply?

– Students of anthropology in a broad sense (with a finished MA), who are currently working on a PhD thesis with film or on an audio-visual media project.
– Students of documentary filmmaking, who are currently working on a film project.
– Professionals from Anthropology, Resolution and Peace Studies, Performing Arts, Documentary Film, International Human Rights etc. working on a topic related to the project or who have finished a project and would be interested in sharing their experiences, giving insight into their work, their motivations, ideas, and possibilities to realise their intentions.

Who are the experts?

The workshop will be staffed by three academics from the organising universities:
– Prof. Peter I. Crawford, Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø, Norway
– Dr. Beate Engelbrecht, University of Göttingen, Germany
– Metje Postma, University of Leiden

Where does the workshop take place?

The sessions will take place at the Monte Verita ( in Ascona.


Ten participants will be accepted for the workshop, which will take place over a period of 5 days and will consist of three components:
– Each participant will have a 2 hour session to present and discuss his/her project
– A film programme (in the evenings). The screenings are open to the public.
– A master class by an invited anthropologist / filmmaker

Your contribution to the workshop:

When a participant has been accepted for the workshop s/he should
– write a (research) paper (10 pages) presenting the topic of the research/background of the film in detail and the significance of film in the project.
Main anthropological as well as cinematographic questions, theoretical and methodological issues, and personal positions should be examined.
The major difficulties one encountered and the main questions you would like to discuss with others should be clearly pointed out.
The paper should be sent by mid-July and will be forwarded to the convenors
– make a presentation during the workshop aimed at initiating a discussion.
Each presenter will have 2 hours for the presentation and discussion and
– may contribute with a film that is screened and discussed during the workshop.


Applications must include:
– A project description to be presented (maximum two pages),
– C.V. (one page),
and should be submitted electronically (PDF file preferable), to
Dr. Beate Engelbrecht (beate.engelbrecht)
at the latest by May 15, 2012.

Responses to applications will be sent by End Mai 2012.

Fees and accommodation:

There will be no course fees.

There will be a booking fee of 150,- Euro as advance payment for the accommodation. The fee will not be refunded if participation is cancelled 6 weeks before the workshop or later.
The participants will receive a contribution to the accommodation costs and free lunches.
The participants will be responsible for their travel costs.

Film-making for Fieldwork 2012

>> Film-making for Fieldwork 2012: practical short course for >> ethnographic researchers
>> The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester >> is pleased to announce that it will be offering the 2012 edition of >> Film-making for Fieldwork in partnership with the Futureworks School >> of Media. It will take place from 17 to 29 June both on the campus >> of the University of Manchester and at Futureworks’ facilities in >> the centre of the city.
>> Participants will make three short films in two weeks, working in >> pairs with lightweight digital equipment. The course is open to all >> those who are interested in acquiring film skills for use in >> ethnographic research broadly defined.
>> The fee for the course is ?1175, with a concessions rate at ?975. En- >> suite accommodation is available at a quiet local hotel at the >> preferential rate of ?396 for the 12 nights of the course. >>
>> For more information about the course and how to register, see >

UCL Filmmaking Workshop Easter

CfA: Workshops for film and audiovisual professionals, CIANT, Crete/Nicosia/Prague DL: 15.06

On behalf of the CIANT director Pavel Smetana, we would like tocordially invite you and your colleagues / students to register for theupcoming workshops for film and audiovisual professionals focused onS-3D techniques (stereoscopic 3D digital cinema) and digitalpreservation of audiovisual works. The workshops are organized withinthe framework of the TransISTor project which was funded by the EUMEDIA Program. TransISTor is run by CIANT – International Centre forArt and New Technologies which is based in Prague , Czech Republic .

TransISTor is a multidisciplinary training initiative offering Europeanprofessionals four intensive workshops focused on new technologies inthe two following key areas:
· Module I: Preservation techniques and methodologies for digital audiovisual works;
· Module II: Stereoscopic 3D moviemaking from script to screen

The workshops will take place according to the following schedule:

Module I/ Preservation of Digital Audiovisual Works
Crete , June 22-25, 2011

Module II/
Workshop 1: Integrated Approach to 3D Cinema and Stereoscopy (script, storyboard, theory of S-3D and development)
Nicosia, Cyprus, July 4-7, 2011

Workshop 2: S-3D Movie Making
(four days of intense S-3D shooting with experienced film professionals, S-3D rigs etc.)
Prague, Czech Republic, July 18-21, 2011

Workshop 3: S-3D Post-production: Visual Effects and S-3D CGI Sequences(motion capture, editing, telecine & combination of live action andCGI sequences, post-production)
Prague, Czech Republic, in collaboration with Fresh Film Fest, August 24 – 27, 2011

In case you are interested or have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on or directly apply for the workshops through our website:

Deadline: June 15

Black Shorts Film Workshop Georgia: Call for Participation.

Black Shorts Film Workshop Georgia: Call for Participation. >

Deadline for applications is March 15th (application form below). > Please submit to:

We are searching for 20 participants to create experimental films at a 12-day research workshop in Georgia around the theme of BLACK. Unwearable, but hopefully not unbearable, these BLACK SHORTS will then be editing during a second workshop in Budapest before been screened in cinemas and published online. Previous experience in filmmaking is welcome but not necessary, just an inquisitive mind, an eagerness to learn and a willingness to collaborate. Do you want to spread rumours of everyday life in Georgia? Then read below to find out more.

So what exactly does the BLACK SHORTS project consist of?
1. A 12-day training, research and filming workshop in Georgia with 20 young people from across Europe (May 10th – May 22nd 2011).
2. A 4-day video editing workshop in Hungary (June 5th – 9th 2011).
3. Public premiers of the finished films at downtown cinemas in Budapest, Tbilisi and Berlin (June).
4. The distribution of the finished films online, at film festivals and via DVD.

Why Georgia? Why Black?
We are aware that blackness in Georgia can invoke the past. It might be associated with the dark 90’s – with armed street gangs, bullies and cleptocracy. Or that black could also refer blackouts that plagued Georgia throughout the 90s and early 2000s, or the caravans of black BMWs and Mercedes owned by the wealthy and the ruling class. If this is black, then maybe the Revolution of Roses in 2003 was meant to signal the start of a colourful future? That it was in part about the suppression of the black-side of Georgian society? A top-down and coloured modernisation that has physically manifested itself through colourful street repainting, gentrification and upbeat styles? Of course, we might be taking black a bit too far – its roots lie in everyday life. After all, if you asked most foreigners to think of black in Georgia then it would be the Black Sea that springs to mind, whilst for many Georgians it’s another sea of black they see on a day-to-day basis – the sea of black clothing in which most people clad themselves.
Thus black is both a colour of everyday life and a colour full of symbolic tension – a tension that can be artistically exploited. Turning black on its head, we want to use the colour to shed light on stories of everyday life in Georgia. Whilst the topic of black can be broad, what unites the possible film-topics is the colour’s underlying subversiveness, outsiderness and supposed legitimisation of all that is ‘white’, legal and proper. We feel ill at ease with both the bright promises of modernity, as well as the dark undertones of local-based resistance. Instead, we care for smaller stories of everydayness that are (dis)coloured – symbolically or
physically. Intrigued and inspired, we want to slip under state-based radars to bring black rumours of everyday life.

Give me more details! What will happen at the workshops?

During the first two days of the filming workshop in Georgia, you will be trained in the basic camera and sound techniquesand be given an introduction into how to develop a story within a film. We will also form five teams of filmmakers, based on research interest, film skills and local language ability. Within the team you will develop your common idea for a film with an expert tutor. The teams will then have a little over a week to film their chosen topic. The final days of this first workshop will be for reviewing footage and deciding upon how your final film will look. During the editing workshop in Budapest, you will (having solved conceptual, thematic etc. issues in Georgia and via email) make the final edit of your film. On the final day we will screen the films in a downtown cinema in Budapest. >

Who are you?
We are the central and eastern European magazine Plotki, the Georgian documentary film company Sakdoc Film and the Centre for Arts and Culture > at the Central European University in Budapest.

Who am I?
If you’re under 35, creative, willing to learn, inquisitive and speak good enough English to work in a multi-national team, then we’d love you to apply. Though local language ability is an advantage, you don’t have to speak Georgian or Russian as each team will have one Georgian/Russian speaking participant. Though previous filmmaking experience is not necessary, we encourage filmmakers to apply (though you should have realistic expectations and be willing to work with those who are less experienced). We will select participants based on their profile and the proposed film idea (see application form below). Whilst we would like to cover all participants’ travel costs, if you live outside Europe then it’s unlikely that we will be able to fund the full amount due to budget limitations.

How much will this cost me? What will I get in return?
If you’re living in Georgia the participation cost is 10EUR, if you’re not from Georgia the cost is 120EUR (to reflect the differing travel-costs). In return you’ll get travel to and from the Georgian workshop, living expenses in Georgia, travel to and from the Hungarian workshop and living expenses in Hungary. You’ll also get training sessions on using film equipment, conceptualising documentary films and editing films. Finally, and most importantly, you’ll get the chance to design, plan, shoot and edit a short film as part of a multi-national team.
What type of film do you expect?
We are looking for short (average 15mins) experimental film on the theme of black in Georgia.
Application Form.
Deadline for applications is March 15th (application form below). > Please submit to:
> Information.
> Name
> Age
> Nationality (needed for visa issues)
> Currently residing in (needed for travel cost calculation) > Relevant experience (filmmaking, artistic, social scientific, journalistic) > Languages spoken (English is a must, Georgian and Russian appreciated) > Please indicate that you are available to take part in the two seminars > (May 10th – May 22nd and June 5th – 9th 2011).
Please attach a CV

Why do you want to take part in Black Shorts?

Please provide a short (1 page max) proposal of the film you would like to make. The filming can take place anywhere in Georgia. >
Your proposal should include:
– the topic: What is it? Why is it interesting? In what way does it relate to the theme? > -the how: How will you access the people/places/groups? How will you film it?
(Please note that if you’re accepted, you may not be able to make the film idea on which you’re accepted. You will work in a team of 3-4 people, thus > collaboration and negotiation will take place).

Deadline for application is March 15th. We aim to select participants by > March 20th.


> VISUAL LAB offers an opportunity for students and the general public to discuss the documentary genre and confront various attitudes towards documentary making.
> The three-day program aims at sparking a debate about different ways to depict human society and historical issues on film. Together we will examine strong and weak points of recent documentary films and ask how successful they are in trying to get their message across. The goal of the discussion is to make the audience aware of the diverse paths documentary makers follow in their search for truth. Above all, it will sensitize participants to what they see on the screen, and enrich their visual literacy skills. Each program is constructed around a different theme and includes 4-6 film clips, leaving enough time to discuss specific issues related to each film and for a general discussion and summary. >
> I. POWER VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE / November 3, 1-3.30 PM / OSA Archivum >
> Documentary and its agenda, subversive documentaries, observational documentaries, activist documentaries. Filmmaker as interventionist. >
> Ways of using different source materials and constructing historical narratives: archival footage, eye-witnessing, expert knowledge. Subjectivity and truth. Filmmaker as investigator. >
> Self-reflexive documentaries, interaction between filmmaker and filmed subjects, entangled and open-ended histories. Filmmaker as film protagonist. >
> Location: OSA Archivum, Arany Janos u. 32. >
> Organized and moderated by
> Oksana Sarkisova (OSA Archivum, Verzio Film Festival)
> and Helena Zajícová (FAMU, Film and TV School, Prague)
> Due to space limitations pre-registration is required. To pre-register write to with subject title Visual Lab >
> The program is free of charge and open to the public. Working language is English. >


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