30th July – 12th August 2012, Banská Štiavnica
Project Authors and Producers: Marek Leščák and Mátyás Prikler
Workshop Coordinator: Katarína Krnáčová

The 5th MPhilms Summer Workshop is designed for young people in the age of 15 to 25 interested in film, photography, performance and visual arts. Workshop participants would consist of 20 chosen aspirants from Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Czech Republic, who – led by professional and experienced lecturers – will meet individual forms of art in a playful way.

Individual workshops will focus on:
– VIDEO AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM – lecturers: Peter Kerekes and Marek Šulík
– PHOTOGRAPHY – lecturers: Juraj Fifik and Tomáš Manina
– VISUAL ARTS – lecturer: Mira Podmanická
– PERFORMANCE – lecturer: József Juhász R.

During each workshop, the participants would be developing their skills creatively and shaping their ideas into a final form. With the practical exercises they learn ways to express in film, photography and creative arts. Both theoretical and practical part of the workshop would fill up the gap existing in education in Slovakia, unlike in the other countries, and that is media education and related fields. The work of participants would result in all-made video-movies, photographs and works of visual arts, which are to be presented on 10th August 2012 during our main partner’s event – the Summer Film Seminar 4 Elements (www.4zivly.sk). The expected number of viewers (approx. 200 people) is a real challenge for the participants of the workshop. Authors get immediate feedback that could contribute to their artistic future work. Later on, all the works will be presented on the MPhilms web site www.mphilms.sk.

Participants of the workshop get accreditations for the Summer Film Seminar 4 Elements: BORDERS that allow them to attend every activity of the seminar. They get an opportunity to watch many interesting works of Slovak and world cinematography (of the same topic – BORDERS) with the introductions of well known lecturers. Along with the art experts leading the workshops, the organizers also provide technical equipment necessary for individual projects (cameras, editing equipment, computers etc.), and food and accommodation for the participants.

Selection process:
In case of your interest, please send your application to workshop@mphilms.sk. Don’t forget to note your age, address and telephone number. Also, include one page essay about yourself, and explain why you would like to take part in the MPhilms Summer Workshop 2012 and which workshop you would preferably attend.

THE FINAL DEADLINE TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION IS 30TH JUNE 2012. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE FINAL APPLICANTS LIST BY 7th JULY 2012 VIA E-MAIL.

Costs:
The participant’s fee is 90,- € (applicable only for the final list of participants), and is to be paid by bank transfer in advance. The fee includes accommodation and food 3 times a day in Banská Štiavnica in dates of 30th July to 12th August 2012, all the equipment necessary for the artwork and accreditation for the film seminar 4 Elements. The travel costs are to be covered by the participants.

Place:
MPhilms Summer Workshop 2012 will take place in Banská Štiavnica in the Scout House (www.skautskydom.sk), which is a multifunctional house in the centre of Banská Štiavnica. All participants are accommodated in the Scout house together with the lecturers and organizers of the workshop. The house offers also room for work (editing rooms, art studios, etc.). The meal is provided in a restaurant nearby, breakfast directly indoors.

Contact:
workshop@mphilms.sk
MPhilms Summer Workshop 2012
Co-ordinator: Katarína Krnáčová +421 944 33 88 23