Documentary film workshop

From 20.11.2023. – 28.1.2024.
Apply until October 1st!

Organization: Varan Balkan, „Artum Mostar”, Ateliers Varan Paris
Support: French Embassy in Belgrade, Cinematography Foundation Sarajevo, City of Mostar, City of Belgrade, Belgrade Youth Center, French Institute in Serbia, French Institute in Bosnia and Herzegovina, branch of Mostar

During this very intensive workshop, the 10 participants will tackle the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking and will take the first steps towards becoming independent filmmakers. Following a short period of technical initiation, analysis of reference films, location scouting, and writing, everyone then begins shooting a short film based on a common theme. The editing (assisted by professional editors) also allows us to assess the essential relationship between filmmaker and editor. 


For those wishing to gain a first experience of documentary filmmaking with all, it entails in terms of the commitment and requirements involved. For those wishing to renew or reassess their documentary filmmaking practice.

– No technical skills required.
– Working languages of the workshop: English, French, regional languages.
You have to be able to understand and talk in English.
– Age: 18-35 years old
– Residents of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo*, Serbia
– 10 participants
– The participation fees are free: the costs are covered by the partners of the project


Mostar – 20.11.2023. – 28.1.2024.


Selection is a two-step process.

The first step is a written application consisting of :
* A resume (CV)
* An autobiography, free-form, 2 pages
* A one-page text, with or without a picture, on one of the following themes:
– Tell us about a place
– Tell us about a moment in life
– Tell us about your neighbors
* The application form

These items are to be returned to us by email at with your complete contact information. We do not want a dissertation, but a text in which you are speaking directly to us. We don’t want any cover letters.

The documents must be written in English. 

Pre-selected applicants will be given an appointment for an interview before being definitively admitted. The interview will happen live or by phone or Zoom. 


*Kosovo – all references to Kosovo, whether the territory, institutions, or population, in this text, shall be understood in full compliance with United Nation’s Security Council Resolution 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

Varan Balkan

Udruženje koje su osnovali polaznici radionica dokumentarnog filma Ateljea Varan koje su održane na Balkanu.

Dragan Nikolić +381 60 026 0009
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