Documentary Film Workshop


From 14 June 2022 to 14 July 2022

Documentary Film WorkshopDocumentary Film Workshop


Inclusive Programs Department invites documentary film lovers aged 18+ to join a free inclusive workshop on making a documentary video about artists who are Garage Studios residents.

Participants will learn how to document a process by placing the proper accents and get to know the full cycle of video production, from the preparation stage to the final result. Film industry professionals will help during the process, ensuring that each participant can realize their ideas to the fullest within the given framework. The lead curator of the workshop is Ilya Klishin, a documentary cinematographer, producer, and photographer.


Adults with learning and developmental disabilities ae welcome to take part. Experience or understanding of video production process is a plus. Selection of participants will take place through an open call.

Open call is a competitive format for accepting applications from candidates and selecting participants based on materials submitted by them.

To apply for the open call, please send a motivation letter or video clip about yourself and why you are interested in participating in the workshop.

The format is at your discretion. Based on the materials received, the curators will select six participants in the workshop.

Requirements for motivational materials:

  • The letter can be handwritten and photographed or typed electronically, in free form. It should be no shorter than five sentences.
  • The video can be filmed in free form (for example, on a phone camera). The duration should be no less than 30 seconds.
  • You should give a brief description of yourself and answer the following questions:
    • What do you expect from the workshop?
    • How do you want to use the acquired experience?

The application deadline is June 5.

Materials should sent via WhatsApp or Telegram to +7 (968) 768 56 81 or by email to 


Ilya Klishin is a documentary cinematographer, producer, and photographer. He studied at the International Center of Photography, New York, Rodchenko Art School (Moscow), and at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. For many years, he has been documenting graffiti culture, the alternative music scene, and snowboarding. Klishin also managed the photo and video production department of the brand Faces&Laces. His professional interests include digital and film photography and video, film development, and maintenance of film equipment and optical instruments.

Vladimir Averin is a photographer and art teacher. He graduated from the Russian State University for the Humanities (2016). He studied contemporary Russian literature, literary theory, and pedagogics, and worked as a teacher of literature and art in a secondary school. Averin currently works in collaboration with the platform Takie Dela, focusing on personal projects, runs the Smotri u Menya! animation workshop for kids and teens and an animation workshop for people with autism spectrum disorders, while also working at the Sunduk inclusive workshops and conducting inclusive animation masterclasses.