Since 2010, Varan workshops take place in Corsica every year.
This intensive training program enables participants to get to grips with the fundamentals of documentary filmmaking, and to acquire the first elements of filmmaking autonomy. After a period of technical initiation, analysis of reference works, location scouting and writing, each participant goes on to shoot a short film on a common theme. Editing, supervised by professional editors, also provides an insight into the essential director/editor relationship.
The workshop in Corsica is aimed primarily at people living south of the Loire, in Corsica but also in all the countries of the Mediterranean basin. The working environment allows for a total immersion, conducive to working with and discovering others, as well as strengthening group bonds, to give oneself over entirely to the experience of making a documentary film. The aim for the participants is to build together a rich, sensitive and open representation of Corsica and its inhabitants.
You can find the program and workshop details here
This workshop is organized with the support of - but non exclusively - the Collectivité de Corse, the Centre du Sport et de la Jeunesse de Corse (CSJC), Corsica.doc - Arte Mare, Procirep, la culture avec la copie privée, La Scam, the French Embassy in Algeria and the Cinematheque of Corsica.
The documentary in your own home
Find out about new films by sifting through our media library to find all the films made in our workshops since 1978.