The 11th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival will host an online Masterclass by Phaedra Vocali on Saturday 03/10/2020 at 11 a.m. (EEST).

The three hours masterclass “Short and sweet” will focus on how to make a short film. The instructor of the Masterclass is Phaedra Vokali, a Greece-based producer of more than twenty short film titles, which will share tips and advice on short film production, pitching, and promotion. The seminar will be followed by Q&A and discussion – you are welcome to bring forward your projects and other case study questions.

To participate in the masterclass apply here (deadline 30/09/2020). The final choice will be the result of the evaluation of applications with the final number of up to 20 participants.
 Phaedra Vocali Masterclass

Phaedra Vokali graduated with honors from the Marketing and Communication  Department of the Athens Univeristy of Economic and Business in 2005 and got her  MA in Film Studies from UCL in 2008 with state scholarship from IKY foundation. In  2009, she attended the MA program Research in Architecture: Architectural  Design – Space – Culture in the School of Architecture of the National Technical  University of Athens (NTUA). Before entering the production terrain, she has worked  in distribution with New Star, as a buyer. She has also worked as head of  programming of the Athens International Film Festival, and editor in chief of  CINEMA Magazine, the only film magazine in Greece. She has been working as a  producer in Marni Films since October 2013 and she is an alumnus of the EAVE  Producers Network and the Torino Film Lab Lab (Script&Pitch, Framework). Her  first feature film production, SUNTAN by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, was awarded  with Best International Feature in Edinburgh International Film Festival and was  nominated for the 2016 LUX prize as well as selected for the 2016 European Film  Awards. It also landed in IndieWire’s list of 20 best films of 2016 from around the  world. Her second feature, AFTERLOV, by Stergios Paschos, premiered in Locarno  2016 where it got the Best Film Award by the Youth Jury and it has also been  awarded in Thessaloniki IFF, Transilvania IFF and elsewhere. Her latest feature  MAGIC SKIN is one of the eight films selected for 2019 Berlin Critics’ Week.