The Intersections workshop brings together film professionals and enthusiasts to develop their editing and storytelling skills

The Intersections Workshop, dedicated to film editing, brings a new opportunity for young audiovisual storytelling enthusiasts. From June 19-25, participants will meet in Cahul to explore creative ways of bringing compelling and meaningful stories to the screen through editing.

The workshop will begin with two online meetings of approximately two hours each on June 3rd and 10th, before moving on to the practical part of the program, which will last for seven days. Participants will have the opportunity to work in teams with a director and a cameraman and learn various storytelling strategies through editing.

Throughout the workshop, participants will go through the entire process of editing a short documentary film, from building a working relationship with the director and watching and analyzing footage, to developing the film’s structure and searching for a narrative form with the directing and screenwriting team. In the end, participants will produce the final edit of the short film, which will be screened at the closing ceremony of the MOLDOX 2023 Festival.

The workshop is aimed at students and graduates of film studies, journalism, and related fields who have already gained some experience in video editing, either professionally or personally. Participants must bring their own laptop and editing software, and have basic editing skills to develop their artistic abilities in the field of documentary film.

The workshop will be led by DragoČ™ Apetri, a film editor with vast experience in the field. A graduate of UNATC “I.L. Caragiale” and the Master’s courses at the same faculty, Apetri has focused on editing, collaborating on over 15 feature fiction and documentary films and over 25 short films, selected at prestigious festivals worldwide.

Participation in the workshop is free, and places are limited to 4-5 participants. The deadline for registration is May 22, 2023, and candidates must complete an application form available here, including a CV and a link to at least one video material they have edited, not necessarily a documentary.