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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On our awards shelf
AW in the News
Ionaș Dreams of Rain/Ionaș visează că plouă (Romania) wins Jury Award in Herceg Novi Film Festival– Montenegro Film Festival
Congrats to Dragos Hanciu and his wonderful team as their Aristoteles Workshop production from 2016 "Jonas dreams of rain" received the Jury Award in Herceg Novi Film Festival– Montenegro Film Festival. A full list of winners is available...read more
“Ia o cameră, filmează ceva, arată cuiva.” - Jean Luc Godard Sunt puține locuri pe glob unde tinerii realizatori au șansa să facă un film de la idee la vizionare în câteva săptămâni, cu sprijin și direcție de la unii dintre cei mai buni profesori și producători ai...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.