DokuFest aims to include people of all ages in its festival activities, and this year is no different. We have put together a diverse program for the younger visitors of the 15th edition of the festival, which you will find below.
The workshops will take place in the Loyola building in central Prizren, with varying durations. Younger participants will enjoy using neon paint and shapes while enjoying spending time with their peers. Older participants will enjoy the challenge of learning a ballet choreography within a few days, or making an animated documentary by drawing over images on a wall – in the style of “Muto”, a now-cult animated film by the mysterious Blu.
Title: Butterflies, Fireflies and Ballerina Boxes Ballet
Dates: 06th – 13th of August, 12:00-15:00
Open to ages: 7-14 years of age
Description: Participants looking for a fun challenge during the festival will be taught one of three ballet choreographies, involving teamwork, elegant dancing and a final performance of the last day of the workshop!
Final performance: August 12, 18:00hrs at Lumbardhi
Tutor: Prek Memaj, Passe Ballet
Title: “Neon” Workshop
Date: 12th and 13th of August, 12:00-15:00
Open to ages: All ages
Description: Children will be able to create neon balloon shapes, experiment with neon face paint and make neon paintings.
Organized by: American School of Kosova
Title: “I Am a Superhero”
Dates: 5th – 13th of August, 11:00-14:00
Open to ages: 6 to 10 years of age
Description: An entire week of various activities revolving around the motto “I am a superhero”. Kids can develop an Alter Ego and playfully discover the relationship between their real self and their alternative personality. Maybe I even have the powers I was dreaming of? Maybe my own strengths are even more precious to me than the ones I imagined to have? Every superhero has a weakness: Where are my weaknesses and can I accept them as being a part of myself?
Organized by: Loyola Gymnasium Prizren
Title: “Paths” – Painting Animation on Walls
Dates: 9th of August
Open to ages: 12-16 years of age
Description: Participants will use cut out shapes or their own palms to create and shoot an animated short, which will done using the paint-over technique and creating colorful paths on the wall – eventually creating an image or text.
Tutor: Eva Smyk, Animation filmmaker from Poland