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Workshop call!

Please fill in the application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nU7UiLr8qMAl8r1xwLjDg26TwF6BoJEYDELubsCBbPA/edit?ts=5e0dad3a

We will have different workshops this year -  please have a look at the list below. For some workshops (for example, scriptwriting) the registration is obligatory, for some it is not, however, we kindly ask you to fill in the short form above, so we would know the approximate number of participants. For the workshops that require registration: the DEADLINE IS the15th of MARCH 2020.



In this workshop the participants will try to listen to and explore their acoustic environment. What kinds of sounds are there to find? How does the silence sound? Can any abandoned objects around us be used as instruments? How can we respond to the call of the natural soundscape using our own voices and bodies as instruments? These are the main questions we will focus on, and try to solve in action during the workshop. Earlier experience in music is not necessary. People of all ages can participate in 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 a "big happening".

The workshop is led by Otto Eskelinen, a musician/composer. He graduated from Sibelius Academy folk music department and has been working as a professional musician for more than 15 years around Finnish music scene, making music for theatre, circus and other performing art forms. Since 2013 he has led an 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).  THE REGISTRATION IS NOT OBLIGATORY, ALTHOUGH IF YOU NEED CATERING AT THE TIME OF THE FESTIVAL, PLEASE LET US KNOW.



After receiving all the applications  from the filmmakers who wish to participate in this workshop, we will select 12 participants. The workshop will be held by a well-known film professional/scriptwriter/director 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 provide free accommodation and food during the festival.
• We also welcome filmmakers from other countries. For these applicants FUFF will provide food and accommodation during the festival.




The Finno-Ugric Film Festival VII announces its Experimental Film Workshop, to be held during the Festival in Sänna, Estonia, 12th-14th JULY 2020.

We invite up to 8 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 would like to work on their project with.

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

Besides Experimental you can participate in:

Psychodramatic filmmaking

In the workshop participants will make an experimental self-portrait. First, we will create our masks and explore how they represent our different personalities. This technique comes from psychodrama, a method that applies theater techniques to gain an insight about ourselves and our environment. We will apply it to give a speacial topic for everyone. This topic will be the base for the self-portraits, that participants will make helping each other. A device that records image and sound is necessary (it can be a phone).

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's in psychodrama.  He makes mainly experimental films, and he also explores the ways of collective creation and how films can be integrated into psychodrama for social intervention.

Liis Nimik will be your editing tutor during the workshop, giving you feedback on your cuts on various stages. She is an acknowledged 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, so she explores those dark areas in her films together with her international Master's students (BFM Kinoeyes MA program).




This workshop provides an opportunity for you to make supershort animated films, trying different techniques, animating under the camera. Computers help only a little bit. You will create your characters and backgrounds on the spot. In animation everything is possible! All the necessary equipment and Helen Unt, Francesco Rosso and Anu-Laura Tuttelberg will be there for you. 
People of any age and background can participate, no need for previous experience.  THE REGISTRATION IS NOT OBLIGATORY, ALTHOUGH IF YOU NEED CATERING AT THE TIME OF THE FESTIVAL, PLEASE LET US KNOW.


Scriptwriting Workshop 


  • The call 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 (one A4 page) and your motivation letter (A4) to sara.kisari@gmail.com by the 15th of MARCH 2020.

The decision will be made by the end of April. 


Experimental Film Workshop and Psychodramatic film workshop


The selected participants have to take their equipment with which they will create their films. FUFF will provide food and accommodation during the workshop. (For the Analogue filmmaking workshop we will provide the equipment, too.)

Participation fee is 50 EUR / person.

Send us your motivation letter (A4) to sara.kisari@gmail.com by the 15th of March 2020. The decision will be made by the end of April.