Workshop Map

We invite you to explore our “workshop map” below. Each black Bent Marble icon represents a workshop series we facilitated in that part of the world. Click on each one to learn more.

Past Workshops

  • Mediavision


       This past September and early October we partnered with Mediavision Academy in Kampala, Uganda to offer one of our most successful workshop series to date. Mediavision Academy is a tertiary training institute that offers professional courses and diplomas in television, film, and radio production. It is also impressively the fastest growing film school in …Read More »
  • Tumaini la Maisha

    Tumaini la Maisha

       This past August we facilitated an inspirational workshop that in many ways broke the mold for Bent Marble. For starters, we worked with participants much younger than we normally do… children actually… and as young as 5 years of age! The works they made also were not limited to the genre of documentary. For …Read More »
  • Shared Space

    Shared Space

       This past August we facilitated a truly fantastic workshop series at Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. One of the premiere centers for contemporary art in the country, Nafasi Art Space hosts a myriad of art-related events, including exhibitions, film screenings, concerts, performances, artist “hangouts”, professional trainings, and workshops, like our own. …Read More »
  • Crash Course

    Crash Course

       This past July we had the unique opportunity to take our documentary filmmaking workshops to the Zanzibar International Film Festival, the premiere film festival in East Africa, held annually on the picturesque island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of mainland Tanzania. As the festival itself spanned only nine days, and we were included …Read More »
  • Library Life

    Library Life

       This past November and December we had the opportunity to work with a talented and amicable group of adult employees from the Parque Biblioteca (public library park) in San Javier, Medellín, Colombia. This neighborhood sprawls along the hillside in Comuna 13, in the western-central part of the city. The slope of this area is …Read More »
  • Lessons from the Street

    Lessons from the Street

       This past November and December, through our partnership with the Alcaldia (mayor’s office) of Medellín, I had the privilege of working with an exceptional group of adult students from Comuna 11, a neighborhood in the western-central zone of the city. Working both individually and in small groups they produced an extraordinary set of films, …Read More »
  • Movies in Manizales

    Movies in Manizales

       This past September we took our free workshops to the picturesque mountain city of Manizales, Colombia. While stunningly beautiful, this region has also been plagued in the past by violence, due to guerilla and paramilitary activity, as well as poverty in certain neighborhoods. In Manizales we had the good fortune to partner with CINDE, …Read More »
  • Livity Africa

    Livity Africa

       Livity Africa is a South African youth media agency that develops multi-platform content for young people, all produced by young people aged 18 to 25. In addition to creating their own content, this organization is also highly committed to educating the next generation of media makers. Indeed, individuals accepted into Livity’s internship programs are …Read More »
  • Ability


       This past month I had the unique opportunity to facilitate Bent Marble’s creative documentary workshops at Kampala Film School, an affiliate of Kampala University in Kampala, Uganda. This marked the first time that Bent Marble, an organization that strives to simplify and demystify the process of filmmaking, has offered workshops at an established film …Read More »
  • Starting a Movement

    Starting a Movement

       In Movement: Art for Social Change is an NGO based in Kampala, Uganda that implements arts education programs with underserved youth. Their goal is to empower young people through the arts to be active participants in society, and lead creative, productive, and meaningful lives. Over the past month we had the opportunity to offer …Read More »
  • “A” Students

    “A” Students

       This past January we taught three workshop series in Bangalore, India, marking a tremendously successful run for Bent Marble. Across the board, we were extremely impressed with our students’ level of interest, discipline, and creativity… as well as the high quality of their final films. The first workshop series we taught was with seventh graders …Read More »
  • Workshops in Paradise

    Workshops in Paradise

       We just finished a fantastic series of workshops with Children’s Paradise Montessori School in Cebu, Philippines. This time our class consisted of younger students, ranging in age from 9 to 13-years-old. It also was by far our largest workshop class to date, with nearly 30 participants (over twice the number we are accustomed to)! …Read More »
  • Quick, Quality Filmmaking

    Quick, Quality Filmmaking

       We recently had the opportunity to work with international students from QQ English (Quick Quality English) language school in Cebu, Philippines. They hailed from various countries, including China, Japan, Taiwan, and Russia, but had a common strong desire to improve their skills in English, the “international language”. We felt that offering an extra curricular …Read More »
  • Back in Bali

    Back in Bali

       Well after a little lapse since our last workshops.. we’re back! And we’ve recently finished a very successful run at the Montessori Bali School with 10 through 13-year-old students in Bali, Indonesia. The participants’ previous filmmaking experience ranged from little, down to none at all. But what they created by the end of the …Read More »
  • From Russia With Love

    From Russia With Love

       We recently completed our pilot filmmaking workshops with 8 through 10-year-old students from English First language school in Saint Petersburg, Russia.. and what an experience it was!  The kids had fun, learned a lot, and in the process made us very proud. Have a look at some of the shorts they made: (Click here …Read More »

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