Saturday & Sunday / 29 - 30 .09.2018 / Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis / V4 Academy

BRNO 16 International Film Festival

Visegrad Film Hub will host an Workshop for Kids, under V4 Academy. The workshop is designed to introduce the participants to the basics of animation, while blending in the Eastern culture through czech animation legends. The event will be coordinated by two professionals acknowledged and recommended by the project partner Brno16 International Film Festival. The workshop will be carried out in two tracks: theoretical and practical and will have the purpose of making concepts such as animation, film culture, and Eastern European culture, easier to understand for pupils

Workshop Outline

Through this workshop the participants will be introduced to three different stop motion techniques: animation of objects, claymation, and cut out. The participants will have a theoretical part and a film screening in the beginning so that they can get a bigger picture of animation and also inspiration for  the practical part of the workshop. During the second part of the workshop the participants will be split in teams and each team will create one animation short. They will be guided by two experienced trainers with background in the cinema scene, and they will also receive help from our volunteers.


Diana Cam Van Nguyen

Diana Cam Van Nguyen was born in 1993 Czech Republic. She took part in internships in Birmingham and Lyon and participated as artist in residence in Vienna. She is a student of Department of Animation Film in FAMU in Prague. Her bachelor film The Little One was in shortlist nomination for Magnesia Award for the best student film of 2017 in Czech Republic and screened at many festivals, including Anifilm, DOK Leipzig, FilmFestival Dresden, Animateka and Tricky Women. She works as a freelance illustrator, hosts animation workshops and takes part in exhibitions as an artist.

Barbora Halířová

Bára Halířová was born in 1990. In 2016 she finished her studies of animation under the guidence of Jiří Barta and now she is making her graduation film at FAMU in Prague, where she won The Saska Award for the best film in 2016. She took part in an internship at La Poudrière in France focused on TV Series development. Beside working as a freelance animator and animation tutor, she also works in a small cinema in Prague and occasionally as a nanny for dogs. She likes to cook, eat and learn how to play the trumpet.



11:00h – 13:00h Introduction
Film Screening – 3 short czech films
Animation techniques: objects’ animation / claymation/ cut out
Forming groups (3-4 person in each)


14:30h – 18:00h Script and storyboard
Set preparation
Puppet fabrication


11:00h – 13:00h Shooting
Commenting on each other’s work
Shooting missing parts


14:30h – 18:00h Shooting

How to apply:

To apply for this workshop you must be between 8-12 years old. The parents of the participants will be asked to fill in and submit a form containing the participants’ details.

Deadline: 15th September 2018
Workshop dates: 29 – 30.09.2018
Festival dates: 26th – 30th of September 2018

*The workshop is in English and Portuguese

**BEAST will ensure that everyone involved in the workshop will have the needed equipment and working space. The participants will also have free access to the festival.

The workshop is free of charge, limited to 15 particpants.

This workshop is part of VISEGRAD FILM HUB a special programme consisting of masterclasses, workshops, and film screening sessions. Visegrad Film Hub focuses on the four Visegrad countries: Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Poland.

The Filmmaking Workshop for Youth is organized by BEAST – International Film Festival in partnership with Brno16 International Film Festival, with the support of THE VISEGRAD FUND.

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