Make your movie
in 5 weeks
The make or break filmmaking experience
One of the precious few hands on creative documentary workshops around the world.
ARISTOTELES WORKSHOP (AW) is a training and development center dedicated to fostering a new generation of creative documentary filmmakers around the world.
Since 2006, our graduates’s Aristoteles productions and sequel work shows up in the world’s most prestigious festival lineups, starting with 2007’s “Don’t get me wrong” by Adina Pintilie, winner of 2018’s Golden Bear with “Touch Me Not.”
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08/01 – 08/31 – Workshop
A pristine corener of the world, calling for exploration.
Your freedom and sensitivity.
Your ability to pitch yourself and your work.
Your limits and their demise.
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I’ve learned more in 5 weeks at Aristoteles than in 3 years at the university.
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Excerpt repost from TIFF News. Pictures courtesy of TIFF. The 17th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival announced its winners on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at its Closing Gala in the Cluj National Theater. Introduced by Cătălin Ștefănescu as an...
Adina Pintilie, Golden Bear Winner 2018: ”I learned more in 5 weeks at Aristoteles than in 3 years of film school.”
“Take a camera, shoot something, show it to somebody” - Jean Luc Godard To make a documentary from scratch to screening in five weeks is a make or break experience for any artist. Aristoteles Workshop has been welcoming, since 2006, young bright things from all over...
It was intense. It was way beyond my expectations. It was challenging. I learned tons about myself and about movies. And we made a good movie, too.Maria Balanean
It was the first time I got professional feedback from a larger audience. Hearing all the different opionions makes you question your work. On one level this is very constructive but this may also demoralize you. It’s good we had this experience because in this industry we’ll have to confront a lot of situations like this.
You did a wonderful thing, you opened their eyes to a di erent future.