V4 ACADEMY: Audiovisual Storytelling | Workshop for Youth

BEAST IFF will be hosting, under the Visegrad Film Hub project, one workshop meant to cultivate the youth, specifically teenagers (14-18 yrs).

Built to train youngsters with an interest in the art of storytelling, whether they had experience in audiovisual and creative writing or are new to the field, this workshop aims to help each participant develop abilities in the context of storytelling.

The class will begin by learning and experimenting through practical techniques and games that help thinking in stories and characters, based on (re)mixing visual and sound associations. This involves the basics of sketching and character creation, leading to construction and reconstruction of storyline variations from the random association of characters, objects, and sounds.

The participants develop their skills while fulfilling individual and group activities over the course of two meetings, exploring types of cinematography camera shots, play with collage, montage, and remix while identifying tricks and tips for creating storyboards and moodboards.

Entry Requirements: The Youth Audiovisual Storytelling Workshop course is open enrolment and there are no entry requirements. However, in order to get the most out of the course, you should be able to both speak and write in English to a reasonable standard.


Lívia Barts is a visual facilitator and a graphic designer, and also a PhD student at the Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies (ELTE, Budapest), where she also teaches courses as a visiting lecturer. She has a degree in English Literature (ELTE, 2010) and in Graphic Design (MOME, 2012). Currently she lives in Vila Nova de Gaia and is enrolled in the post-graduate programme of Curating, Urban Culture and Spatial Practices at ESAP. Her graphic work is mainly focused on visual knowledge communication: from graphic notes and visual summaries to explanatory animations. She researches visual thinking in learning, modern history of visual communication, pictorial abstraction, diagrammatic and non-linear knowledge management techniques, and visualizations.

Location: OKNA Espaço Cultural (R. Igreja de Cedofeita 27, Porto)

Language: English

Duration: 2 Sessions (2h/session)

Free entry with mandatory registration.


The workshop is held within VISEGRAD FILM HUB, organized by BEAST International Film Festival with the support of International Visegrad Fund providing support for the audiovisual works from the V4 region (Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia).