The 4th Creativity Youth Forum - "The Art of Filmmaking: Fundamental Tools of Documentary Filmmaking"

From 23 Nov 2014 To 25 Nov 2014 Bayt Al-Sinnari

Within the framework of the program Support Cultural Diversity and Creativity in Egypt, a project co-funded by the European Union and orchestrated by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the latter organizes a project for young people entitled "Creativity Youth Forum" and hosted by Bayt Al-Sinnari; Center for Science, Culture and Arts in district of Sayeda Zeinab, Cairo.

The Creativity Youth Forums aim to connect young people from different governorates and build their capacity to work together in promotion of cultural heritage. These Forums give young people the chance to participate in various workshops focused on different themes including Photography, Graphic Design, Literature, Painting and Film-making.

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina organizes its fourth Youth Forum between 23 – 25 November 2014, under the theme of “The Art of Filmmaking: Fundamental Tools of Documentary Filmmaking”

Practical Information

  • The Creativity Youth Forum is an initiative organized by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in collaboration with the EU Commission in Cairo.
  • The official language of the Creativity Youth Forums is Arabic.
  • Applications are open for participants from the ages of 18 to 34.
  • Participation in the Forum is possible after filling the application and succeeding in the application process. (The Application deadline for the 4th Youth Forum is 18 November, 2014).
  • Selected participants of the Forum will be provided accommodation during the event.
  • Successful candidates will be contacted individually by the organizers.
  • All Creativity Youth Forums are held at the Bayt Al-Sinnari Centre for Science, Arts and Culture.

Criteria for Participation

  • The Bibliotheca Alexandrina encourages the participation of young women and men aged 18-34 years of from all governorates in Egypt.
  • All applicants must be Egyptian citizens.
  • Participants should demonstrate an interest and previous experience in the fields covered by the workshops through the questions and answers section in the application form.
  • Participants may be asked to conduct interviews with the media.
  • Applicants should submit works or certificates demonstrating previous experience in the fields covered in the workshops. Workshop instructors will participate in the selection of applicants based on these works.
  • Family members and relatives of the staff working in the organization responsible for the selection are not eligible to apply.
  • In order to apply, participants must fill the application form and email it to together with:
    • A copy of their National Identification Card.
    • A copy of the applicant's CV.
    • Any other relevant document that they deemed useful in supporting their application.
The Application deadline for the 4th Creativity Youth Forum is on 18 November, 2014.


The 4th Creativity Youth Forum Schedule, 23 – 25 November 2014

"The Art of Filmmaking: Fundamental Tools of Documentary Filmmaking"

 Day 1: Documentary filmmaking
12 :00 – 15:00: General Introduction about Documentary Filmmaking. 
                          Exploring Documentary Forms and its Varieties.

16:00  – 19:00: Stages of Filmmaking (Development, Pre-production, Production,

Day 2: Filming a Documentary 
12 : 00 – 15 :00: Fundamentals of Filming a Documentary.
Documentary Filming Techniques.
16: 00 – 19:00:  Studying Techniques (Choosing the subject of film, Camera movement- Lighting-
                           Choosing the appropriate location - Casting).

Day 3: Montage sequence
12 :00 – 15:00: Study of Montage Sequence.
16:00 - 18:00: Practical Work (the final project of the workshop).