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Workshop call!

We will have different workshops this year. Look at the list carefully. Some needs registration some do not. The ones which needs registration: DEADLINE IS 15. of April 2019.


Experimental musical workshop

In the workshop participants try to listen and explore surrounding environment. What kind of sounds there is to find? How does  the silence sound? Can any abandoned objects around be used as instruments? How can we response to the call of the natural soundscape using our own voice and body as an instrument? These are the main questions we concentrate, and try to solve them in action during the workshop. Earlier experience around music is not necessary. People of all ages can participate the workshop with their personal presence. During the workshop we will find a common way to play simple rhythms, encourage ourselves to use our voices and natural presence powerfully. In the end these elements will be combined to create an orchestra or "big happening" of the participants.

Workshop is led by musician/composer Otto Eskelinen. He has graduated from Sibelius Academy folk music department and worked professionally over 15 years around Finnish music scene, making music for theatre, circus and other performing art forms. Since 2013 he has led ethnofuturistic ensemble "The Mystic Revelation Of Teppo Repo". The group has published three studio albums and made music to the documentary film "The Nature Of My Heart"  2016 (Jaakko Ruuska)).  DEOS NOT NEED REGISTRATION BEFOREHAND ALTHOUGH IF YOU WANT FOOD AT THE TIME OF THE FESTIVAL PLEASE LET US KNOW.



We invite 12 applications from filmmakers who wish to participate in this workshop. The workshop will be held by two well-known film professionals/scriptwriters/directors DÁNIEL ERDÉLYI who will help to develop your synopsis into a short film script during the festival.Those selected will receive assistance as follows:
• For applicants from the Finno-Ugric small nations (Komi, Udmurt, Khanty, Mansy, Nenets, Enets, etc.) FUFF will reimburse travel expenses from Moscow as well as providing accommodation and food during the festival.
• In addition the invitation is open to filmmakers from other countries. For these applicants FUFF will provide food and accommodation during the festival.



The Finno-Ugric Film Festival VI  announces its Experimental Film Workshop, to be held during the Festival in Sänna, Estonia, 3th-6th JULY 2019.

We invite 4 NON Finno-Ugric directors from all over the world, to create their short films during the festival. The directors can invite max. 2 crew members they want to work on their project with.

Each film group or director will get a Finno-Ugric actor with whom they have to collaborate their projects on. The premiere of the films will be after the festivals closing ceremony.

The workshop is lead by Peter Klausz (HU).  Peter completed his film studies in Budapest, Hungary. During these years he got involved in social projects, and started to apply films and filmmaking in different contexts. In 2014 he moved to Madrid to do a master in psychodrama.  He makes mainly experimental films, and he is also exploring the ways of collective creation and how films can be integrated into psychodrama for social intervention.


Producer Dóra Nedeczky (HU) is holding a workshop about the role of the producer within experimental filmmaking and also distribution opportunities. She will be line-producing the workshop projects. Dora is a Sundence, SXSW and Berlinale shorts alumna, active in the fields of observational and hybrid documentaries, fiction and experimental films as well as music videos since 2010. www.mindwax.eu

Liis Nimik will be your editing tutor during the workshop giving you feedback on your cuts on various stages . She is a valued Estonian film editor with 4 feature films and numerous documentaries in her filmography. She is especially interested in the unknown, unexplainable and unexpected in filmmaking and she is exploring those dark  areas in her films together with her international master students BFM Kinoeyes MA program.




Possibility to make supershort animated films, trying different techniques animating under the camera. Computer helps only a little bit, we create the characters and backgrounds on the spot. In animation everything is possible! Necessary equipment and Helen Unt, Francesco Rosso and Anu-Laura Tuttelberg will be there to show how. 
People with any age and background can participate, no need for previous experience. DOES NOT NED REGISTRATION BEFOREHAND ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE TO SAY IF YOU NEED FOOD AT THE TIME OF THE FESTIVAL.

First time at the festivals history, we will organize an analogue film workshop for the participants who are interested in analogue film making on 8mm or on 16mm. The participants can try different things with the leadership of Peter Klausz (HU).

The aim of the workshop is to introduce cameraless filmmaking to the participants. We will apply several techniques (drawing, painting, collage, scratching etc) to work directly on old 8mm films and transparent film leader to create textures and animation. We will digitise the footage and edit it into a collective experimental film.



Scriptwriting workshop

  • In addition the invitation is open to filmmakers from other countries. For these applicants FUFF will provide food and accommodation during the festival.
  • Participation fee is 50 EUR / participant for the Non-Finno-Ugric participants

Send us a film proposal synopsis A4 and your motivation letter (A4) to sara.kisari@gmail.com by 15th of April 2019.

Decision will be made by the end of April. 


Experimental Film Workshop and the ANALOGUE film workshop


The selected participants has to take their equipment with which they create their films. FUFF will provide food and accommodation during the workshop. (ANalogue workshop we will provide the equipment.)

Participation fee is 50 EUR / person

Send us your motivation letter (A4) to sara.kisari@gmail.com by 15th of April 2019. Decision will be made by the end of April.