MASTERCLASS: Safety Belt for Young Filmmakers

Nikola Vukčević invites emerging filmmakers to take part in a masterclass focusing on the practical details of the filmmaking process.

Sharing tips from his professional experience, Nikola aims to create a healthier environment for the aspiring artists. Challenges of the creative process between art, craft and media will be discussed during the masterclass dealing with the story structure, topic/theme, message, conflict, creating characters, time-math, work with actors and use of technology. The masterclass is recommended to students of filmmaking, young screenwriters, directors, producers, actors, creatives and all film enthusiasts. 

Date: September 24
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Livraria Térmita (Largo de Mompilher 5 R/C, Porto)
Language: English
Free entry
No registration required

Nikola Vukčević is one of the most respected film directors of the young generation in Montenegro. He is associate professor of Film and TV direction and Head of Film and Media department at the University of Montenegro. 

Nikola holds a PhD in Filmology, he is an alumni of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and Fulbright Program (New York, Los Angeles). For seven seasons he was the artistic director of the City Theater in Podgorica. His feature film The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street (Dječaci iz Ulice Marksa i Engelsa, 2014) was an official Montenegrin Oscar Candidate in the category for the Best Foreign Picture in 2014.

In the last five years, he has held director’s masterclasses in Paris, Dubrovnik, Izmir, Tirana, Mostar, China dealing with issues of directorial poetics, crafts, art, structure. As director and producer, he has been committed to producing stories about marginalized and discriminated social groups, people who are working to encourage social change, peace, and find ways to improve human conditions. Using film as a form of expression, his director’s approach is to utilize the media power of film and the performing arts to contribute to the development of civil society and social change. In video storytelling, he is well versed in the use of modern cinematic technology, a skill he has mastered through collaboration with experienced international crews as well as through attendance of international workshops, festivals, and training sessions.