Open Call for the Training Program Balkan’s Gate Residency (Visual Storytelling Lab) in Tirana, Albania

  • Name of the project: Balkan’s Gate Residency (Visual Storytelling Lab) 
  • Date of Project:  20.03. – 25.03.2024.
  • Sending Organization: “BRAVO”
  • Hosting Organization: “Kreo Association and Interaktiv Bitola”
  • Place: Tirana, Albania
  • Participants age: 18 – 30
  • The number of participants: 5
  • Working language: English
  • Deadline for applying: 13.03.2024.

The project is supported by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO).


The project aims to nurture the creativity of passionate young individuals with a keen interest in cinema. Throughout a 5-day residency, participants will embark on a journey of artistic exploration, developing short films that delve into important social themes. This initiative not only nurtures their artistic talents but also equips them with practical skills essential for bringing their creative visions to life.

Participants will be encouraged to choose social themes that resonate with them whether it’s environmental conservation, social justice, mental health awareness, or any other pressing issue. By empowering them to tell stories that matter to them, we aim to amplify their voices and spark meaningful conversations within their communities.

At the end of the residency, participants will have produced short films that reflect their unique perspectives and creative talents. These films will serve as powerful tools for advocacy, education, and inspiration, reaching wider audiences. Additionally, participants will leave with a newfound confidence in their abilities as filmmakers and a deeper understanding of the potential of cinema as a medium for social change.


  • Inspiring creativity: By providing a platform for young filmmakers, we aim to inspire them to explore their creative potential and push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling.
  • Addressing social issues: Through their short films, participants will tackle important social themes, raising awareness and fostering dialogue on issues that matter to them and their communities.
  • Developing practical skills: The residency offers hands-on training, allowing participants to gain practical knowledge in various aspects of filmmaking, from conceptualization to production.
  • Fostering collaboration: Collaboration is at the heart of this project, as participants work together to bring their collective visions to fruition, learning from each other’s experiences and perspectives.


The ideal participants for this project are young people who have an artistic background (preferably young art students or recently graduated professionals who are actors, directors, movie editors, etc.) or young people who have an interest in art and who are eager to participate in an artistic capacity building activity such as the Balkan’s Gate Residency. All young individuals (directors, actors, screenwriters, camerapersons, cinema enthusiasts, youth with artistic inclinations, etc.) up to 30 are invited to apply.


The accommodation will be covered by the organizers. The chosen participants will get detailed information about the accommodation after the selection process is finalized.

During the stay, food will be prepared by experienced cooks, provided at the venue. Three meals and two coffee breaks per day will be provided.




Bosnia and Herzegovina – Fully Covered

How to apply?

Click here to open BRAVO – Application form

  1. Complete the BRAVO- APPLICATION FORM in English title as following ”name of the project you are applying for” until 23:59 on deadline day.
  2. Deadline for applying: 13.03.2024.
  3. Selection results: 14.03.2024.
  5. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us at: office@bravo-bih.com

Preuzeto sa: BRAVO BIH