Apply for the EXPLORATION workshop @MOLDOX Lab 2020!

Exploration workshop invites all young people from Cahul, as well as from the entire country, to contribute to social change in their communities through documentary film, within the workshop, during 5 days, in the period of September 9-13, 2020. The course is very intense, but it is a wonderful challenge!

Theory is important, but practice is just as important. Together with the workshop tutors, you will learn the basics of filming equipment, editing programs and documentary filmmaking and you will immediately plunge into making your own short documentary film. It’s a workshop in which your participation is important. This year, due to the global situation and safety reasons, participants will not be allowed to go filming outside, but will learn how to create a film in a creative place, outside the town of Cahul. Under the guidance of Nora Agapi, the short documentaries will be created with images taken in the proximity of the work space, as well as with images from personal archives, with themselves and their dear ones, in their daily activities and in discussions on different subjects, starting with the problems in their communities and continuing with the ideas and concepts about the world.

In a very short time you will learn a lot not only about the filmmaking process, but also about yourself, your limits, your power of persuasion, how to communicate with people and how to be resourceful and inquisitive while shooting your impactful film.

About the tutor

You will explore your limits under the guidance of Nora Agapi, who is an Exploration @MOLDOX Lab tutor for the 5th year in a row. She is a director of photography for numerous documentary films that have collected laurels at top European film festival – Berlinale, Rotterdam International Film Festival, TIFF etc. – among which “American Oasis” (2013), “Decoding Dacia” (2012), “Off the Beaten Track” (2010), “Forest of Crocodiles” (2009), “Low Cost” (2007), “Leaving Transylvania” (2006). Agapi is also an accomplished photographer and collaborates with Corbis Agency in Paris. She had her work published in magazine such as National Geographic, Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, Elle, FHM, and 4WD. Agapi is a graduate of the National University of Drama and Cinematography in Bucharest, Film and TV section and holds a MA in Digital Arts from the Athens University.  She is also a member of the Romanian Cinematographers Association (RSC). Her latest film, “Timebox” (2018) has done a successful festival circuit around the world and has won numerous awards including at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

To participate at the workshop, please fill out the registration form until August 23, 2020.


  • Language of instruction: Romanian
  • Application deadline: August 23, 2020
  • Fee: Free of charge
  • Level: Beginners
  • Number of participants: 10-12
  • Target group: young people from Cahul and from the entire country

Selection criteria:

  • Age: 16+
  • Nationality: Republic of Moldova

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