Seminar registration

Budapest - 23-25 August 2023

Join the ‘I Did It My Way’ Workshop: Calling V4 Filmmakers! 

Are you a passionate filmmaker from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, or Slovakia? We have an incredible opportunity just for you! The JCC Budapest Jewish and Israeli Film Festival presents the „I Did It My Way” workshop, a three-day event focused on good examples in Jewish short films across the V4 region. 

Explore the rich tapestry of Jewish culture, narratives, and experiences through screenings, discussions, and mentorship by esteemed professionals. Celebrate Jewish heritage, connect with like-minded filmmakers, and shape your own impactful Jewish-themed films. 

Date: August 23rd – 25th, Wednesday to Friday 

Location: Budapest, Hungary 

Language: English (seminar will be conducted in English) 

This workshop is open to 3-person teams of filmmakers from the V4 countries. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your filmmaking skills and expand your network. 


What’s included: 

Participation is free of charge. 

Each team will receive travel reimbursement, accommodation, and meals. 

Engage in insightful discussions and sessions by renowned filmmakers, producers, and industry experts. 

Attend screenings and panel discussions showcasing Jewish-themed short films from the Visegrad region. 

Benefit from personalized mentoring sessions to shape your own ideas for Jewish-themed short films. 


The workshop culminates in a pitch competition, where teams can showcase their projects for a chance to win a prize of €1000. 

Join us in Budapest for this exciting opportunity to collaborate, learn, and celebrate Jewish culture and heritage in the Visegrad region. 

Registration is now open! 


This workshop is made possible through collaboration between multiple organizations dedicated to promoting Jewish culture and filmmaking in the Visegrad (V4) region.  

The JCC Budapest, and the Jewish and Israeli Film Festival and Visegrad Fund together, provide a platform for filmmakers to learn, connect, and celebrate Jewish heritage through the power of film. Join us in Budapest for this collaborative effort to foster creativity and appreciation for Jewish culture in the V4 region. 

Stay tuned for further details and updates on our website. We can’t wait to welcome you to the „I Did It My Way” workshop! 

Art, including cinematography, is unquestionably among the best channels to connect people to realities different from their own, and through it, spark their curiosity, expand their horizons and foster an appreciation of both similarities and differences that exist between us. The project „Four countries, one heritage – Jewish short films in the Visegrad region” aims to take steps in filling the void that currently exists between Jewish filmmakers and cinephile audiences of the Visegrad countries. The project wishes to promote the shared heritage and numerous cultural ties between the Jewish communities of the Visegrad counties by acquainting movie enthusiasts and filmmakers with valuable Jewish-themed short films created in the Visegrad countries, and to foster the emergence of personal and professional connections between film students and filmmakers of the region.


Project Partners

The Camera of David Foundation WJFF.PL – website 
Jewish Community Center Prague (JCC Prague) – website
TACHLES – website

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.