Aristoteles Workshop Selects 12 Participants

    Participants of Aristoteles Workshop 2016 with Thierry Garrel Participants of Aristoteles Workshop 2016 with Thierry Garrel credit: Aristoteles Workshop

    BUCHAREST: Young filmmakers from Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Romania are among the 12 directors, DoPs and editors selected for the 12th edition of Aristoteles Workshop, the one-month documentary workshop that will take place in Bata, Arad county from 3 July to 5 August 2017.

    The list includes students from Croatia (Jasmina Beširević), Serbia (Stefan Pavlovic), Hungary, Finland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, UK, Romania (Iulia Stoian, Hedda Bernaszky, Miruna Minculescu, Rareș Hantiu) and Vietnam.

    They will form four teams that will pitch, shoot and edit a 30 minute documentary supervised by tutors Thierry Garrel (France), Nino Kirtadze (Georgia) and John Appel (Holland). At the end of the workshop a jury of professionals will award a prize of 1,500 EUR to the best film.

    Aristoteles Workshop was established by Romanian actor Dan Nutu and Cristina Hoffman (a former member of selection committees of the Berlin and Cannes festivals). Since 2006 many of the more than 140 participants of the workshop have made documentaries that were selected and awarded at important festivals such as Cannes, Locarno, Leipzig, Nyon, IDFA Amsterdam, Namur and Montpellier.

    Aristoteles Workshop is supported by Administrația Fondului Cultural Național (AFCN), the Romanian Film Centre, the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) and DACIN SARA.