Film Days at VBU

Film Days at VBU is an international film workshop organised by Arts and Social Science high-school programme at VBU.

This year in October we are welcoming the fifth edition of the workshop that was inaugurated in March 2019. In the last four years more than 140 students from Croatia, Ireland, Serbia, Greece, Germany, Sweden and UK participated in the workshop and made 24 films together.

Each year was dedicated to the different topic: 2019 to town of Ludvika which celebrated 100th birthday, 2020 to UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 2021 (which was organized partly digital) to Corona generation and 2022 to "Water that connects us all". 2021’s edition films, which were done following “Give and Take Concept” (group A is responsible for pre-production and production of the film and then in post-production phase they leave the film to group B while they also get material to edit from group C) you can watch here:

It is important to know that films were distributed to different festivals around the world after the workshop, like for example: FUSE – film under severe experiment, Four River Film Festival, Dalarna Film Festival, Nordic Youth Film Festival, Plasencio Encorto, Camera Zizanio, A-teens international Film Festival…

This year’s topic is going to be “Forging a green future through industry”. In other words, students should elaborate how industry and nature can work together towards sustainability.

Partners participating in the project are following: Fish-Filmfestival im Stadthafen from Rostock (Germany), Fresh Film from Limerick (Ireland), Camera Zizanio from Pyrgos (Greece) and Four River Film Festival from Karlovac (Croatia). There will be four groups, working with documentary film, animation/experimental, fiction film and music video. Each group will have one international mentor. From 1st to 7th of October students are meeting in Ludvika (Sweden). Week after, from 8th to 12th of October they are traveling to Rostock (Germany) and finishing their films there.

Film Days are supported by Film i Dalarna Länk till annan webbplats. and Swedish Film Institute Länk till annan webbplats..

Film Days 2019 - one of the best experiences in my life!

Rudolf Ravbar, Croatia (Film Days at VBU 2019)