About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.


Sign up for film literacy workshops

How can film editing change the context? How to send a message through framing? If you are a high school student and you wish to acquire applicable skills for photography or editing, apply for the two workshops at the Youth Film Festival “Giffoni Macedonia”, held from October 5 to 10, in Skopje. 

Тhe “Film editing as a tool for changing context” workshop will provide you with the knowledge on how to create different meanings from the same filmed material, by using only the editing process. You will be working in a team with other participants, on many short films that will contain two differently edited versions of the same material and situation. After the workshop, you will be able to recognize subtly conveyed messages in media and films and how they affect the audience, but also to use visual language correctly and creatively during filming and editing. 

At the “Sending a message through framing” workshop, you will learn to tell a story with pictures that will leave an emotional and intellectual impression on the viewer. With hands-on work, you will develop basic universal photography skills and learn the concept of visual storytelling through the creation of photographs that will convey a different message and emotion. 

Apply and choose the “Photography” or “Film editing” workshops by filling out THIS APPLICATION FORM. 

The best product from each workshop will be rewarded, and all participants will receive certificates. 


The Film Literacy Workshops are organized by the Institute of Communication Studies (ICS) and IREX, as part of USAID’s Media Literacy Project, “YouThink.”