The END – European Workshop for Film Criticism

The European Workshops For Film Criticism are a collaboration of the European Network for Film Discourse “The END” & Talking Shorts with the support of the EU MEDIA program.

Do you love film festivals?
Are you passionate about writing?
Do you want to learn how to create quality texts on films?

The European Network for Film Discourse (The END) and the short film magazine Talking Shorts are organizing two multi-day workshop sessions for aspiring film critics during the short film festivals in Lago (July) and Ljubljana (August). 

Under the guidance of established journalists and film scholars, you will gain insight into journalistic practices and learn the basic craft of film criticism through short films and curated short film programmes.

The writing of your texts will be supervised editorially during the festivals, and a selection of the texts will finally be published on


Intensive tandem workshop for film criticism in the context of two film festivals:

Workshop at Lago Film Fest

Workshop at Fekk Ljubljana Short Film Festival


The workshop units build on each other, but will be thematically different.
The lectures will be held in English and your own texts can be written in English.
Workshop coordinator: Jelena Radić.


The workshop is aimed at anyone over the age of 18 who has a serious interest in critical and discursive work with film, and can participate in both units of the tandem workshop. The participation fee is 150 Euros in total.*
Both festivals offer: accommodation, travel expenses covered (up to 150 Euros in total), meals during the workshop units (breakfast and lunch), and a full accreditation that grants access to all screenings and other festival events.

*We don’t want to exclude anyone. If the participation fee is too high for you, please contact us.


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Applications are open from April 15 to May 24, 2024.

The results will be communicated by May 31, 2024.

Jelena Radić (1994) graduated in Communications and Media studies in the year 2022. She is FeKK festival’s producer, with years of work experience in the cultural sector. She started as a part of the student team in Slovenian cinematheque in the year 2017, where she was later working as a Coordinator of cultural programme until year 2020. In the meantime she has joined the FeKK festival team in the year 2019 and is since then on the position of Head of production. Besides that she is working as a Head of communication for the Inclusive film festival Film svima, is writing exhibition texts as well as making musical playlists for community radio in her hometown in Croatia.