Occupy: Mashup Workshop will take place in Maribor, Slovenia, from the 22nd to the 28th of February 2012.
The workshop is inspired by the Occupy Movement, which may not have strong leaders or revolutionary power, but does show that there is a large-scale opposition to the current economic system. The movement is mainly run and manned by young people, who see the world we live in as far from perfect. Young filmmakers should have a peek inside. What are the dreams and aspirations of the protesters and what is stopping them achieving them?
Selected participants will make mashups using found footage about the Occupy movement around the world to give it their own meaning, support or judgement. They will also be encouraged to mix this found footage with their own rushes, shot in their home cities or on location in Maribor.
The workshop will bring together young people, aged 18-30, from five different countries (Slovenia, Italy, Sweden, France, the Netherlands).
The tutor of the event will be Slovenian filmmaker Maja Malus, who has years of experience in working for TV, mentoring workshops and leading international projects.
The official deadline for applications has now passed.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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