9th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik, 2011Starting from 2004 we are running educational and training activities which in 2006 turned into completely separate training programme – Filmer Forge.

Filmer Forge is an integrated audio-visual training programme annually running in parallel with IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival in Balchik, Bulgaria. From the very beginning it is an international initiative targeted at young promising film professionals with an experience in short films in order to suit the following objectives: allow the participants both to learn practical skills and benefit from team working, intercultural networking and benchmarking with films and filmmakers from all around Europe. Filmer Forge always aim at running in parallel several workshops with filmmakers in different areas of professional experience – directors, cinematographers, script writers, producers, editors, etc. The program put a special accent on integrating all of them through cross-lectures and unifying practical exercises.

The Filmer Forge 2011 is our 6th edition within the festival IN THE PALACE and consists of several closed programmes running in parallel and a cycle of open lectures and master classes which will have a wider selected group of participants.



1. POWER OF FILM by Linda O. Olszewski

2. SECRET OF ARTISTRY by Elena Yatsura

3. ASPECTS OF SUCCESS by Gregg Helvey