Apply for the CREATE Filmmaking WS 2019

CREATE - Filmmaking Workshop is a Europe-wide film initiative led by the Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department in partnership with FFWPU EUME, Austria, and supported by UK production companies. The program is developed with international creative producer and educator, Ajay Rai, as lead tutor and creative director.

The CREATE - Filmmaking Workshop is aimed at aspiring filmmakers aged 18–35. This initiative supports young emerging talent to take their story ideas from script to screen. Up to 12 successful applicants are guided to develop their original ideas and to pitch their projects to a prospective client/commissioner. The workshop includes a 2-day seminar focusing on storytelling, and a 3-day course focusing on production, including videography for events.

We’ll provide hands-on training, mentorship and industry exposure, with professional guidance provided at every stage. During several months, you will also receive guidance and feedback from industry professionals to turn your idea into a short film script or treatment.

In addition we will discuss an actual project brief to produce a short film for the FFWPU EUME. You will be invited to develop and submit your ideas and have the chance to pitch directly to the NGO. If your film idea is awarded funding, you will receive further training and will work with a professional producer, crew and budget to make the film.


July 12–18, 2019

Seidengasse 28, Vienna, Austria

Fee: 200€

You are eligible to apply if:

  • you are aged 18–35 at the time of application and resident in Europe;

  • you have a passion for film and a desire to tell a story;

  • you can commit to participate in the training and development program, and to potentially work with us to deliver a film.

  • No previous experience in or study of film production is required.

Applications will be accepted up to 12 noon on Monday, July 1, 2019.
If you require support or have specific access needs for completing an application, you can get in touch with us at

If you would prefer to speak to someone, you can phone/WhatsApp Ajay Rai on +44 07853 035 183.


I’m currently a student, can I apply?

Yes. We are always learning.

I have previously studied film, can I apply?

Yes. The Creative Industries can be tough and this workshop intends to be equally informative and empowering to jump start your careers.

I’m currently younger/older than 18/35, can I apply?

If you are younger than 18, then you will need to have local parent or chaperone supervision. We cannot take responsibility for you outside of the classroom. If you are older than 35 then we will be open to your participation on a case by case basis. It is the combined chemistry and dynamic of the group that will be of most importance to us.

Do I need to have attached cast or crew members to my project?

We do not expect you to have secured cast or crew. However if there are some cast and crew you'd like to work with, please indicate on the application form.

How much does it cost to participate?

Participation fee is 200€

Terms and Conditions


Whilst the information and advice in these guidelines is believed to be accurate at the time of going to press, Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department, reserves the right to make changes at any time at its discretion. Neither Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department nor any of its partners shall be responsible for any loss attributable to errors, omissions or other inaccuracies in the information contained in these guidelines.


  • We will retain declined applications for a period of two years, after which time the application forms will be destroyed.

  • In exceptional circumstances, we may solicit applications directly. A solicitation does not guarantee participation and all solicited applications will be treated the same as any other application in respect of assessment and decision-making process.

Assessment & Selection

Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department’s decision in all matters concerning the assessment and selection of projects is final. Inevitably, applicants may be turned down and may be disappointed as a result.


Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department will reserve the right to final decision on showcasing any produced short films via its website and via IPTV broadcast. If Hyojeong Arts & Culture Department decides for whatever reason not to showcase any of the completed short films, its decision will be final and non-negotiable.