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Workshop with Pirjo Honkasalo

Reality is directing, we make films

The festival of creative documentary film "MakeDox", in collaboration with Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Macedonia, is organizing the workshop "Directing of reality" with awarded Finish director Pirjo Honkasalo.  The participants will have the opportunity to not only discuss the art of using documentary language but also see it in her films “The 3 Rooms of Melancholia”, “ITO” and “Concrete Night”. The discussions afterwards will try to answer how to choose the subject and the protagonists, when does the ethical responsibility towards them end, what is reality and how to convey it.

The workshop will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje on 17, 18 and 19 August, from 10.00-13.30. Participation if are free of charge and open for a limited number of filmmakers .

If you want to learn more about the art of directing reality, send us your name and surname, vocation and age and tell us why this workshops would matter to your further professional development. Send us your email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 15th!


Pirjo Honkasalo is a highly established and multi-awarded director and screenwriter of documentary films as well as Finland’s first female cinematographer to shoot a feature fiction. Hers are the prize-winning “The Trilogy of the Sacred and the Satanic (Mysterion, Tanjuska and the 7 Devils and Atman)” and the stunningly beautiful “The 3 Rooms of Melancholia”. Member of the American Film Academy, she has had well over thirty retrospectives of her work worldwide.