Workshop for Audience Development.
Since the launching of the Festival, Aegeandocs has been organizing seminars, workshops and public lectures aimed at the audience for the European Audiovisual Works.
The forefront of these efforts is the creation of a Documentary School, with target group the t non-professional filmmakers of all ages, but also embraces the School System: from High Schools and Lifelong Learning Schools up to the University.
The School Make your Own Film, enthusiastically adopted by the Region of North Aegean which commissioned the organization at StoryDoc and funded it through the Regional Fund. The battalion took over in 2015-16 the Municipality of Lesvos and it kept it until 2017. This year, all the organizational and financial weight was taken up by StoryDoc.
In 5 years of its operation the School produced 80 films. 12 films were screened in Parliament -TV, the ones that had the subject on the refugee crisis, while 10 were released at the Festival on DVD. 450 young filmmakers are the graduates so far.
Every year, after a public call, up to 100 participants are selected. The School offer a series three-days intensive seminars in sitou. The educational objective is basic elements of the art of making documentary and cinematic techniques. Plus in cooperation with the University of the Aegean, Department of Cultural Technology, the School organizes 6 weekly four-hour lessons for the history, theory and technique of the documentary. The participants develop their ideas with 10 experienced tutors. Equipment for filming and post production support offered for free by StoryDoc, the producer of the workshop.