This Video workshop is organized by the Finnish National Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation in cooperation with the Istanbul based cultural initiative diyalog. The workshop has space for maximum 15 participants. The participants do not need to have prior experience in filmmaking. The movies created in the workshop will be published online on the Platform StreetWalking.

In the workshop, participants will be trained to use smart phones in shooting and editing videos. They will familiarize with the online video software WeVideo, which can be used to edit films on mobile devices and desktop computer. Each participant will prepare a 2-5 minute film during the workshop.

The workshop will take place on Tuesdays at 17-19 (Finnish time) from 2 March to 20 April 2021.

The story of the film can be about a project or an organization you are working or volunteering in. It can also focus on your personal experiences related to cultural diversity. With social media platforms catering for video material, the creation of short films has become an increasingly important tool for marketing, dissemination of information and self-expression. What is more, making videos allows you to create a new journey for others to experience!

The workshop instructors are Kutaiba Hajirah, Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch.

Sabine Küper-Büsch andThomas Büsch are German documentary filmmakers based in Istanbul. Both authors have produced documentary films in the Middle East and South Eastern Europe that have been awarded on international Film Festivals. Their films have been screened in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France on prominent TV channels like ARD, ZDF, 3Sat and ARTE. They have educated trained and untrained filmmakers in short film production for digital formats in different countries. Their Online-Video Platform StreetWalking is a location for innovative new film narratives. Moreover, they were the winners of the Anna Lindh Euromed Journalist Award in 2014.

Kutaiba Hajirah is a Syrian, Canadian filmmaker who started his career as a camera man in the Syrian TV. In 2012, he moved to Egypt and worked in different media outlets as assistant director, post-production producer, and camera operator. In 2014, he moved to Turkey and worked as camera operator for many Documentary films, YouTube content and news TV channels. In 2017, he moved to Canada to study Documentary film making.

Here we are publishing the recordings of the past sessions regularly.

Session May 18, 2021


Session May 4, 2021


Session April 13, 2021


Session April 6, 2021


Session March 30, 2021


Session March 23, 2021


Session March 16th, 2021


Session March 9th, 2021


Session March 2nd, 2021