The Film Spring Open Foundation opens registration for the seventeenth edition of the Film Spring Open Workshop, which will take place between 11-20.10.2022 in Krakow.
The Workshop is an international, innovative, interdisciplinary educational event focused on comprehensive, future-oriented, professional audiovisual education.

Film Spring Open Workshop is a ten-day, hands-on AV get-together based on new technologies and tools. It is a melting pot of AV innovations for young filmmakers and AV artists, students, but also for those who want to further their education and improve their skills, develop and carry out studio projects in workshop groups of your choice, covering all branches of audiovisual art and the state-of-the-art at the intersection of art and science.

Photo: Filip Błażejowski

It is a meeting place for creators, artists, professional filmmakers, students and enthusiasts, who, in a friendly and creative atmosphere, develop their artistic and technical skills, exchange knowledge, learn new technologies, draw on the knowledge of the masters, and have the opportunity to develop and implement their studio projects using the best AV equipment available on the global market, provided by our technological partners (60 companies and corporations). The Workshop programme is based on a modern approach to film production and new media, and focuses on the future of the AV market.

Photo: Wiktoria Wędzicha

The Workshop participants include directors, cinematographers, screenwriters, actors, editors, sound engineers, composers, VFX specialists, animation creators, programmers, VR and AR specialists, Youtubers, producers, costume designers, make-up artists, technicians, film experts, but also representatives of professions which have an impact on the future of the AV industry: programmers, computer graphic designers, game developers, videobloggers, stereographers.

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Every year the participants take part in lectures, workshops, film screenings, meetings with artists, and develop and implement audiovisual projects.

Participants can choose from a wide range of creative groups covering topics such as: scripts, animation, film production, previsualisation of feature films, documentaries, advertising films, VR and AR, CGI and modern editing, interactive forms of audiovisual narration, music videos, Internet creation or technical aspects of cinematography.

Photo: Andrzej Szypulski

Film Spring Open Workshop equals fantastic energy, a melting pot of creators and an easy networking activity – joining creative groups. Films and new media are created through collective work, and the rapidly developing technology requires constant further training.

You will have the opportunity to consult and develop your ideas with extraordinary artists.

We can already announce that this year’s Workshop, thanks to the support of the Małopolska Region, will be enriched with the possibility to take part in the Hackathon for the Wawel Castle (2nd edition), and thanks to the cooperation with the Starak Family Foundation, we will organise a group named after Piotr Woźniak-Starak. Young producers will be able to hone their craft under the watchful eye of outstanding producers, including those from Watchout Studio – assures Sławomir Idziak, the artistic supervisor and founder of the Film Spring Open Workshop.

Come to the Film Spring Open Workshop in Krakow!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Poster: dr Katrzyna Stanny