Lofoten Docs Documentary Talent Film Camp

9 apr 2018
5 jul 2018 till 19 jul 2018

Make a documentary in Lofoten, Norway!

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The Lofoten Docs workshop is aimed at young filmmakers from 18 – 30 years old, that want to explore short documentaries. As a part of an international teams you will make a short doc, from initial idea to wrap-up in 14 days.

You will be mentored and supported by professional workshopleaders/filmmakers. It takes place in Lofoten, Norway, above the arctic circle, where the midnight sun gives this part of the world a unique 24-hours of daylight. The area is otherwise sparsely populated, with small fishing villages. We would like to challenge young filmmakers to explore the social environment of Lofoten from the perspective of "change", and find stories that resonate wtih this thematic such as: history v/s present or future; young v/s old; local v/s global. To explore the connection between inhabitants and the environment, to discover what keeps them there, or makes them want to leave.

The participants come from norhern Norway and from The Screen Talent Europe partner network. So you might be joining a film team with participants from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Ireland or Faroe Islands. 

Date: July 5th to July 19th

Deadline for application is April 9th.

Who can apply: You have already made one or two short or longer documentaries but you are not yet a professional. On this site filmmakers living in Västra Götaland between 18 an 30 years of age can apply. If you find this page and you're not living in Västra Götaland, you can see if you region has an organisation connected to the network and read more about Screen Talent Europe here.

Language during workshop: English

Application: APPLY HERE!


  • 05.07.18: Arrival Kabelvåg (Staying at Lofoten Vandrerhjem Kabelvåg)
  • 06.07.18 - 09.07.18: Workshop, research, idea development and an open seminar.
  • 10.07.18 - 13.07.18: research and production
  • 14.07.18 - 17.07.18: editing
  • 18.07.18 - 19.07.18: wrap-up and departure

The first 4 days will include inspirational interventions, discussions and idea development, as well as researching Lofoten, and getting to know the area and each other. We will also require that the participants do some research on Lofoten and the area in advance. There will be four groups making their short docs, with three participants in each group.

Costs: The workshop is free of charge. The workshop is finansed through a collaboration with the regional fund NNFS (Nordnorsk Filmsenter), Tvibit, Screen Talent Europe and a participation fee/travel costs payed by FilmCloud. You can expect to have personal expenses for pocket money and food. 

Workshop leaders

Hans Eirik Voktor will be with the particpants for the first week, he will follow up and lead the  and discussion-groups with the participants. Voktor works as a teacher at the university in Stavanger, where he teaches: Storytelling, documentary- and television production.

The editing workshop will be led by Anniken Hoel. Hoel is a Norwegian writer, director and camerawoman. She studied film in Denmark and in Prague. Filmed and directed documentaries in the Middle East, India, USA and Europe. She divides her time between Berlin and her hometown Tromsø, where she runs her production company Manifestofilm. CAUSE OF DEATH: UNKNOWN took 11 years to make, and was her feature film debut. 

Stian Andreassen and Tonje Ness Meinhardt from The Tvibit Youth Film Center will also be there to coordinate and help with technical questions and challenges.

The Tvibit Youth Film Center is the facilitator for this project, and you can contact Tonje Ness Meinhardt if you have any questions. tonje.ness.meinhardt@tromso.kommune.no. Phone: +47 77 69 78 69 Filmveksthuset Tvibit, Tromsø

The workshop is made possible through a collaboration with the regional fund NNFS (Nordnorsk Filmsenter), Tvibit, Screen Talent Europe & partners and with supporty of The Nordic Council of Ministers.