Make your movie
in 5 weeks
The make or break filmmaking experience
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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03/25 – 06/01 – Call for entries
06/20 – Admissions announcement
07/01 – Participant confirmation
08/01 – 08/31 – Workshop
Beliș, Cluj County, Romania
Mother Nature did a fine job crafting this place located in the Apuseni Mountains – an area full of history and mistery, often called ,,the sea between the mountains”.
Full accomodations, production and post production equipment and facilities, including latest High Definition technologies and techniques.
Your freedom and sensitivity.
Your ability to pitch yourself and your work.
Your limits and their demise.
The magic of Aristoteles
I’ve learned more in 5 weeks at Aristoteles than in 3 years at the university.
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AW in the News
“Take a camera, shoot something, show it to somebody” - Jean-Luc Godard A month for a documentary: 15 participants paid the due and 6 movies came at the other end of August in Baru, Hunedoara county. Very few documentary workshops around the world set the bar this...read more
“Ia o cameră, filmează ceva, arată cuiva.” - Jean Luc Godard De trei săptămâni încoace, cinci echipe de filmare străbat Țara Hategului în lung și în lat. Provocarea e mare: poți să faci un film (de festival) în cinci săptămâni, de la zero până la prima proiecție în...read more
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.