During our workshop young, future filmmakers will get to know the basics of screenwriting, directing, editing, production and acting. Our workshop is for high-schoolers mostly, but everyone can apply. Our workshops are free of charge.

In five days will attendants with the help of four lectors try to turn their ideas on given theme into one minute film. This year we are focusing on the main theme of ecology. The subtheme will be announced in the beginning of each workshop. Students are working in small groups. Each lector is tutoring maximum of four attendants. Our lectors are young professionals from film industry, with different backgrounds and approach to the film itself.

The screening of created films will be a public event at the film festival, where workshop will be set. Attendants will present their movies there. The screening will be followed by short discussion. Authors will get short feedback from their colleagues, lectors and audience.

The films will be published at https://azylshorts.sk/ after the workshop as the way to promote them to the general public. Apart from that they will be promoted on social medias as well (Facebook and Instagram of Festival AZYL). The Festival AZYL may be the future station for attendants.


The Workshops AZYL are financed by Slovenské elektrárne, who care about ecology and enlightenment of the subject and Audiovisual fund, who cares about education of young filmmakers.



23. – 27. June 2021 // Košice // Art Film Fest Košice

10. – 14. August 2021 // Pezinok // PAFF – alternative film festival in Pezinok

9. – 13. September 2021 // Piešťany // International film festival Cinematik Piešťany

October 2021 // Banská Bystrica // Festival AZYL



Enrik Bistika: is the graduate of VŠVU, creator of short films. He had cooperated on bigger and smaller film projects. He is a successful director of music videos. He debuted with film Grassvater in film of short stories DOGG.

Branislav Gotthardt: is the graduate of VŠMU, Editing department, he cooperated on various projects for movies and television.

Dominik Jursa: is the graduate of VŠMU and focuses on documentary movies. Last year his film The Golden Land had its premiere.

Barbora Sliepková: is the graduate of Film and Television Directing Department, Documentary Department in atelier of Mgr. Art. Petra Kerekesa, ArtD.

Michal Stašák: is the graduate of Documentary film department at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He worked on various short feature films and documentaries. His debut film Jan’s grain is now at various festivals.


For more info about our next workshop contact us via mail: info@azyl.sk



This year our workshop took place at Cinematik – 15th International Film Festival in Piešťany.

It was led by three young film profesional lectors: Branislav Gotthardt, Michal Stašák and Dominik Jursa.

The theme of the workshop was Do not let them fool you and our attendants made five short films about finding the Truth.



Our workshop took place at 27th ArtFilm Fest – International Film Festival in Košice.

Attendants were led by four lectors: Barbora Sliepková, Veronika Koniarová, Michal Stašák and Branislav Gotthardt.

The theme of the workshop was An advert for festival.