Call for entries – Third Bucharest Experimental Film Workshop

Call for entries – Third Bucharest Experimental Film Workshop

by October 17, 2014

Organized byfilmlab NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema,  under the frame of Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival (BIEFF), in association with The CAN and Refresh Vision.

During the 10-day workshop 20 international filmmakers (directors, DOPs, editors, sound designers), visual artists, musicians and performing artists aged 18-35 will be guided by tutors and make short film experiments that will be premiered on the very last day of the festival. The working method of the workshop is collaboration, reflection and sharing with fellow participants, with the aim of learning, exploring and developing creativity together. This year’s edition approaches encourages and supports the relationship between film, music, mapping and live performance, aiming to render obsolete the gap between the screen and the audience by making the whole process – from conception to screening – a great interactive experience for all those involved.


Adrian Manolescu,  the director and curator of the itinerant psychedelic film & art festival Tripoteca, composer and photographer Sabina Ulubeanu, co-artistic director of InnerSound New Arts Festival, multimedia artists Adela Muntean, Monica Vlad and Adrian Budritan aka Kubikmilk, and the underground band Poetrip – and more to be announced!

The CALL is OPEN until Friday, November 7th. RIGHT HERE!


The previous two editions of the workshop (November 2012 and December 2013) enjoyed the participation of over 20 young international participants from all over Europe, but not only: Hungary, Italy, France, Sweden, Romania, Spain, Luxembourg, Croatia, Russia, Austria, Germany, The Czech Republic, Portugal, Ukraine, The UK, Greece and Finland. Having different filmmaking skills, experiences and artistic approaches, the various directors, DOPs, editors, musicians, animators, performers, sound designers and video artists shared knowledge with each other in a harmonious, teamwork environment, often resulting into future collaborations beyond and after the actual experimental workshop ended.


10 films were made in 2012 – half of which were shot on film stock, some of which belonged to the participants, some of which was donated to the workshop by Kodak. You can watch all the films here.

In 2013, there were 13 films altogether, all shot on digital cameras belonging to the participants themselves, who brought their own equipment. Some of the films made were screened at other festivals, following selection. All are available to watch here.