Children’s workshop: Second step in film

14-15 /11 | SATURDAY – SUNDAY | 9:30 – 12:30
open to public
applications at

If you like to fantasize and think up imaginary worlds and situations, write stories and watch films, the Second Step in Filmmaking workshop is just for you! We made the First Step last year on KinoKino when workshop participants developed their film story which they will continue to develop this year under the mentorship of award-winning director Čejen Černić Čanak. Toma Šprljan, Martin Lugarić, Kan Priselac Novačić and Leon Usmiani wrote a story which was selected for further development.

During the two-day workshop, participants will be able to continue working on their story so the result of their joint creative work can enter into the HAVC competition for developing scripts which might lead to the creation of a new children’s film in Croatia. With the help of various creative and educational techniques, the workshop is designed as a way to encourage children to materialize their imaginary world on paper, but also to get a taste of team work, which is a necessary tool for future situations in life.

Applications are open until the workshop is full. The workshop will take place on 14th and 15th of November from 9.30 AM till 12.30 PM over Zoom. A short motivational letter and parents’ contact info is required. Please put the name of the workshop in the e-mail subject. Send your applications to


Čejen Černić was born in Osijek, Croatia. She holds a degree in Film and TV Directing from the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb. Čejen has directed several short films, including the short fiction  Followers, and short documentaries The Circle, To Me Without Me and Il Postino. Since 2007, she has worked as an assistant director on feature films and serials, documentary and animated films and as an associate on a
dance show. In 2013, she wrote and directed her first short animation The Girl Who Loved Fairy Tales and in 2017 she directed her first feature film. The Mystery of Green Hill from the popular Koko series, which earned her the Best Debut Award at the 64th Pula Film Festival.