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.


June 2021 // Košice // Art Film Fest Košice

July 2021 // Pezinok // PAFF – alternative film festival in Pezinok

September 2021 // Piešťany // International film festival Cinematik Piešťany

October 2021 // Banská Bystrica // Festival AZYL




Director and camera operator born in Medzev. He is the graduate of VŠVU, creator of short films. He had cooperated on bigger and smaller film projects. He debuted with film Grassvater in film of short stories DOGG. He is a successful director of music videos. Together with Aďa Štrbová they are the creative duo Mystika Produkt.



He is the graduate of VŠMU, Editing department, he cooperated on various projects for movies and television as their director.



He is the graduate of VŠMU, The Documentary Film Department. During his studies he made many documentary movies. He cooperated on television doku-series White crows (Biele vrany) or Exministers (Exministri). Last year his film The Golden Land (Zlatá zem) had its premiere. He is also interested in analog photography.



She is the graduate of the Bachelor’s degree of Documentary film department at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, where she is finishing her Master’s now. She focuses on graphic design, camera and editing. During studies she debuted with her film The Dream (Sen), that she shot in New York.



Štefánia studied feature film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. One of her short films Only Plastics and Diamonds Are Forever was screened at Premiers Plans d’Angers 2019.



Juraj studied camera and photography at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. As a photographer, he covered several important events at home and abroad, for which he was awarded in the Czech Press Photo and Slovak Press Photo competitions. As a documentary director, he made his film debut with Mir vam, his latest film is Lost Home.



Daniel Rihák was born in Prešov. He studied camera and photography at the ESTC in Lisbon and absolved film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in BratislavaHis graduate film THE TRIP was shortlisted for the BAFTA Student Film Awards.



She is the graduate of Film and Television Directing Department, Documentary Department. Her debute film Lines (Čiary) will be premiered in 2021.



He is the graduate of Documentary film department at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He worked on various short feature films and documentaries, together with television series. His debut film Jan’s grain (Janove zrno) is now at various festivals.


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