The WORKSHOPS are one of the Giffoni Macedonia flagship activities.

During the Festival, each participant can choose among 8 to 10 creative workshops to attend for 5 days. At the workshops the participants get to learn new skills and techniques for the realization of creative works and performances, such as film-making techniques and phases, photography, painting art, animation, digital design, music and dancing, acting, poetry and creative writing, journalism and much more.

The workshops are conducted under the mentorship of professionals from creative industries with long experience in education and work with children and students.

In only four or five days, the participants of the workshops manage to proudly deliver their works and performances, sometimes as an unexpected revelation of exceptional talents and a shy launch toward what might be their future profession.





Photography is part of everyday life. But photography is also an art with many secrets.

The participants of the Photography Workshop will learn about the techniques and secrets of good art photography from

Robert Jankuloski,

a professional photographer, professor of photography and researcher.

Digital design

The participants of this workshop will have the chance to learn how to communicate visually, and how to use the free Canva to create posts for social networks and manifests with socially engaged messages.

The workshop is led by

Ladislav Cvetkovski & Linda Trajkoska

professors of graphic design at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Video News Editorial

The young participants of this workshop will learn how to make video clips, articles and interviews and ensemble them into a daily video report of the activities of the festival, like a real editorial board.

The workshop is led by a former Jifoner, current filmmaker

and content creator,

Martin Cichovski.


The comic workshop is conceived as a space for the creative expression of young talents, with an emphasis on visualizing their ideas, from fantasy to superheroes. The workshop will teach the entire process of creating a comic, from concept and script to sketching, drawing and finishing techniques. The workshop is led by comics authors

Zdravko Girov &

Davor Dramikjanin

from the association "MAKSTRIPOVI".

One-take video

The participants of the

One-take video workshop

will learn how to make a scenario and choreography for

an entertaining video clip to be filmed in a single take, and will record it all by themselves.

The workshop is led by directors

Kiril Karakash &

Svetislav Podleshanov.

One-minute video

The one-minute films are a specific form of the short film. This workshop introduces

the participants with the basics of the one-minute format and the possibilities it

offers. Getting familiar with several narrative structures that fit nicely in this format,

the participants will be directed toward an independent work on their own one-min- ute films.

The mentor of the One minute film workshop is Filip lafazanovski.


Painting Art

The art workshop for Juniors is a place where everyone can try out their creativity and learn something new about painting techniques and some secrets.

The workshop is led by

Monika Moteska,

an academic painter with numerous exhibitions and a long experience in working with children.


The music workshop is once again dedicated to film music. Participants will learn about the meaning of music in filmmaking and the interaction between music and film.

Lada Shoptrajanova Petrovska,

violinist and writer, will guide the participants through the creation of a script and choreography for a musical performance inspired by film music.

Short film

The short film workshop is dedicated to the theory and the techniques of short films.

An exciting journey into the world of reality and imagination, through all the phases of the creation. There is no good film without good actors, so acting is also part of this workshop.

The short film workshop is led by

Predrag Vukosavljevic

from the Posavci school from Serbia.