„Who is afraid of the Big, Bad Crisis?“ Workshop + Presentation in Skopje

The first-film making workshop with title “Who is afraid of the big bad crises?” started on the 30th of March in Skopje.

Since the opening for the call in mid February, young film makers from Europe and beyond had the possibility to apply and become part of this project. From all the applicants 12 people were selected and invited to Skopje for the first workshop taking place from 30th March until 6th of April.

We are happy to invite you on the 5th of April, 8 pm, in Gallery 7 in Skopje, to the presentation of the short movies- the results of the 6 days workshop „Who is afraid of the Big, Bad Crisis?“

The workshop results are a collective co-production that took place from 30th of March to 5th of April 2011 in Skopje. The workshop was attended by international selection of artists and film-makers. The workshop facilitators were Effi and Amir.

The workshop in Skopje is part of a bigger project entitled „Who is afraid of the Big, Bad Crisis?“ that is consisted of 3 workshops that will take place in Skopje, Tirana and Athens. The aim of the workshops was to point out and work on the problem of the ‘crisis’ by developing short films. The theme will be apporached by different aspects: political, economic, personal, etc. Collective film productions will be shown on the public events after the end of each workshop, as well as on the 2nd edition of the „Balkans Beyond Borders“ Film Festival in Athens, June 2011.

The workshop participants in Skopje are: Oriana Kamberi, Ilir Kaso, Masha Drndic, Darko Iliev, Panche Prendzov, Irina Nikolovska, Emir Al-Kafagi, Nickolas K. Varveris, Alexandros Vyzikidis, Brindusa Ioana Nastasa, Francesco Conte.

Bio Effi and Amir:

Amir Borenstein (b. 1969, Haifa) and Effi Weiss (b.1971, Ramat-Gan)
started working and living together in 1998. Living in Brussels. They graduated in 1999 at the Bezazel Academy of Fine Arts in Jerusalem, and in 2002 continued with their education at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. They are active in video making and giving various video workshops to different target groups.

The project is organized and conceptualized in partnership between Tirana Art Lab Centre for Contemporary Art from Tirana, Line I+M from Skopje and Balkans Beyond Borders from Athens.

The workshop in Skopje is organized from Line I+M and ACT Compressor.
The project is financially supported by the European Cultural Foundation.

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