One of my favorite groups of Young filmmakers still in high school who made a creative short film shot using a cell phone.

 I’ve been part of the summer film-making workshop in Eritrea in East Africa since 2016. It is the most challenging, but rewarding to be able to do the workshop and share my experience with 80 to 90 young & older Eritrean filmmakers every summer to train them for 12hrs a day for 30 days. Also, I created a course to maintain a remote continuing year long film screening and film study program center around world cinema, cinematic language and to establish film culture.

Sharing my experience of D.I.Y. techniques & how to capture images using available lighting during the outdoor demo in an Expo in Asmara, Eritrea.

The newspaper article below is about the progression of the Eritrean summer film-making workshop written by Journalist Billion Temesgen who has been reporting closely since the beginning. In the third workshop she participated as a student and wrote summery report articles for the newspaper and an interview article about Sara Tracy Mihretab a young filmmaker who came to teach in the workshop with us.

You can read the articles online at by clicking the links below or click the newspaper image to download PDF of the Eritrean Profile news paper.

“Work on Progress” - Eritrean Film Workshop.
by Billion Temesghen - Eritrean Profile - Spotlight 

“Eritrea’s Authentic Stories of People Will Have Appeal In International Cinema” - by Billion Temesghen - Eritrean Profile

More detail information & video clips of the workshop will be posted in the future. In the meantime, check out the link for behind scene photos & brief report on the 2018 summer Eritrean intensive film-making workshop written by my co-workshop conductor filmmaker Issayas Tesfamariam on his website.

A Brief Report on the Intensive One-Month Summer: Filmmaking Workshop in Asmara, Eritrea.

Aug 08, 2018:
Pictures: from an intensive one month summer filmmaking workshop in Asmara Eritrea