‘Go Short’ Student Film Workshop, Netherlands

Deadline: 15 December 2012
Open to: European film students
Venue: 12-17 March 2013; Nijmegen, The Netherlands (costs €302,50, but organization will assist accepted participants in finding grants to cover costs).


Breaking Ground is a platform for European film students and their films. They are announcing their 5th Go Short Student Campus. Past editions were a great success and have brought new skills and experiences to the lives of former campus participants. Want to be part of this select group and also experience what these young film students have experienced? Then sign up now!

The campus is a 6-day-long-workshop about filmmaking. This year’s campus will be in the period from 12 to 17 March 2013 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. The campus costs are €302,50 (including TAX and accommodation). Upon your selection, Breaking Ground will be glad to assist you in finding grants to cover these costs and/or additional costs.

They gather 15 student filmmakers from all over Europe to work together on a short film. In this week they get no time to rest: they get taught by film professionals, participate in speed-dates with people from the European film industry, discuss their work and profession, write, prepare, shoot and edit their short films and in the meantime they also have to party a little.

The Go Short Student Campus brings emerging filmmakers and established film professionals together and offers you a unique and intensive program. This year the campus will focus on financing, marketing and distribution of your films. Having problems funding your new film idea? And when the film’s done, how do you reach the right audience? All this takes place against the backdrop of the 5th edition of Go Short – the International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2013 – a festival with more than 300 short films, lectures, debates, network events and parties.

In the master classes you will learn all the ins and outs of the (festival) market, crowd funding and co-production. You will learn key engagement strategies and activities to build and grow your professional network. Important part of this strategy is the pitch: how do you pitch your film? You will learn how to sell your film in a matter of minutes and try it out in front of renowned experts from the field.

As a platform, Breaking Ground takes every opportunity to present European student film and the talent behind them. So they organize their own events and build partnerships (like with Go Short, Holland Doc and the EYE Film Institute) to ensure that students get multiple opportunities to get their film (and themselves!) seen.

Breaking Ground collects, screens and shows student films from all over Europe. As the borders of Europe are fading and the internet makes it very easy to work together with people from different countries, they feel it is very important to start working together in an early stage. So why not start this while you are still in school?


To particpate you should meet the following criteria: be a student at a European film school or academy.

Different professions like directing, art direction, production, distribution and many more are all welcome.


If you fit these conditions and if you’re interested in this year’s specific theme, then be sure to apply for the Go Short Student Campus.

Send your motivation letter and CV to [email protected] by 15 December 2012!

To get an impression of the Go Short Student Campus, check out the previous editions on our website HERE. See the official call for applications HERE. An informational video about the campus is AVAILABLE HERE.


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