Documentary Film School ACTive

studiorum CRPRC Studiorum, Skopje, Macedonia. Studiorum’s New Media and the Society program has the goal to facilitate the process of development of civic skills through creative media, audiovisual arts, and socially engaged art-forms in general. Through the promotion of non-formal education methods relevant to democratic citizenship and European values, Studiorum’s New Media program activities and projects strive for development of new approaches to education and civic engagement incorporating creative methods and arts.The role of Studiorum within We are Visual! is to serve as a hub, providing the project partners with the essential tools, and the training and critical resources needed, so to develop the audiovisual tool-kits, as well as to coordinate the delivery of the joint program.Thanks to its 10-year long work in the field of democracy and EU integrations with a focus on civic, economic, social and cultural rights in general, and informal educational initiatives in particular, in May 2011 Studiorum was granted Special Consultative Status by the UN Economic and Social Council’s Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations.

DokuFestLogo DokuFest is one of the largest documentary film festivals in Western Balkans. Since its inception in 2002 DokuFest has managed to grow to became the most important cultural event in Kosovo by bringing each year to Prizren thousands of film lovers to screenings, workshops, master classes and live music concerts. DokuFest is active throughout the year in the cultural scene of Kosovo by holding custom made workshops in filmmaking, organizing touring cinema in the villages in Kosovo, holding screenings and debates on the topics of human rights and working extensively with high school students of Kosovo in using documentary film as educational tools. DokuFest has already produced a manual for teachers of high schools and a DVD with films that are being used in classrooms and has also initiated creation of first 8 film clubs in schools in Kosovo. DokuFest remains committed to further promote universal values through its activities, such as non-formal learnings etc.

PravoLjudskiLogo Creative practices and arts have been intersecting with social, political, economic and cultural issues and processes since one knows of both, therefore forming an inter– and transdisciplinary space of creation: nomadic spaces hosting aesthetic reflections on ideologies, societies, systems of values, human development and therefore possibilities for creative interventions in the latter. Thus, Pravo Ljudski aspires to build a nomadic artistic platform at the intersection of society and arts, generating creativity which in the global world of technology and new media can easily transform the artworks into publicly accessible information, vision and critique.Pravo Ljudski has developed in the past seven years as an independent, not-for-profit civic association gathering three distinct yet interdependent departments – 1. Film Festival and cinema; 2. Educational department (developing unique interactive methodology resting upon the use of audio-visual arts and documentary film) and 3. Youth department (developing diverse projects working with youth and again resting upon the use of audio-visual arts, documentary film and documentary photography). The section of gender and feminist issues functions interdepartmentally.

During its seven years of existence, Pravo Ljudski has established itself as a specific and recognizable public space engendering social action. Up till today, it has successfully organized seven creative documentary film festival editions, incorporating an independent youth programme Zoom Rights, as well as outreach programmes throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina organizing film screenings in small towns, youth inter-ethnic exchange and creative documentary informal education projects.

For its devotion to social change, selfless acting and volunteerism, Pravo Ljudski was awarded the prestigious Farah Tahirbegovic award for 2010.

MakeDox logo MakeDox’s is a civil society organization with a mission to promote active citizenship and human rights through documentary films and art. In only three years MakeDox has grown into a nationally and regionally-recognized organization with over 60 film screenings per year, open-air travelling cinema and a year-long educational program for children and youth – MakeDox Junior. MakeDox Junior program is composed of three projects: MakeDox Classroom, MakeDox in Chinematheque and MakeDox Film Clubs. Through the Cinematheque project MakeDox presented 53 exceptional documentary films to around 6000 primary class students educating them about human rights, media skills and cinema culture. MakeDox Classroom focuses on the use of socially engaged and documentary films in human rights education.