The workshop is open to all who demonstrate an interest in the directions of the workshop.

The topics covered during the workshop will vary from filmmaking techniques, audiovisual style and approaches to broader thinking about the landscape, human and non-human characters, and the broader implications of a non-fiction practice.

Participants will be expected to arrive with a video camera of their own, a laptop with editing software, a tripod, and any sound equipment they might require. 


Juan Palacios is a Basque filmmaker and an artistic researcher with a background in Environmental Studies and an MA in Film (cum laude) from the Netherlands Film Academy. With a particular interest in the boundaries between human culture and the non-human, mysticism and materialism, he employs imagery from a natural world to create an alternative universe.

His first feature documentary film, PEDALÓ, was awarded at San Sebastian International Film Festival, in 2016. His second feature film, MESETA (INLAND), is a sensorial trip through the empty landscape of Spain. It has been awarded at CPH:DOX 2019, L'Alternativa 2019, and Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema in Pesaro 2019 among others. His third feature, As the Tide Comes In, had its World Premiere at IDFA's International Competition.

In 2019 he did a residency in Tabakalera (Spain) and he was part of Berlinale Talents. He has been the recipient of the Statens Kunstfond Working Grant in Denmark several times.


Misho Antadze (b. Tbilisi, 1993) is a Georgian filmmaker based in Amsterdam. He received his BFA in Film/Video at CalArts, and MA in Artistic Research at the Netherlands Film Academy. Working with both an observational form and found footage, recent subjects addressed in his work include historical alligators, cows, and robots, statues, landscapes, bitcoin mining, and the representation of technology and science. 

His works have screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, DocLisboa, Full Frame Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Viennale among many others, and have been awarded at Jeonju International Film Festival and European Film Festival Palic



10 days – 800 Euros
Price includes:

– transport Tbilisi-Omalo-Tbilisi
– accommodation (in capsule dormitories)
– catering: a light breakfast and two large meals per day


Application Information:

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Deadlines will close once all 6 available spots are filled



Foraging for a Film

Non-fiction FIlmmaking Workshop 2024 September 5 - 14

Landscapes are alive with stories. waiting to be found: of people, animals, plants, traces of the past, and possibilities for the future. As filmmakers, how can we find these elements that transform the landscape into a character? 

Over the course of the workshop, Juan Palacios and Misho Antadze, Amsterdam-based Basque & Georgian filmmakers, will explore methodologies to find, observe, understand, film and record that make a landscape come alive within a film. Looking at the landscape of Tusheti as an inspiration, the workshop will be in-between a field trip and an experiment in gathering elements for a short film, in between fiction and non-fiction, to be made over a period of ten days.