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Per YUFE ad astra

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Andrzej Romański

Do you dream of having your work of art presented at an international festival attended by 300 thousands visitors? Would you like to gain experience working in an international team of young artists? Apply for the "Per YUFE ad astra" workshop organized by he NCU. We are extending the deadline for submitting applications to 14th May 2021.

The workshop in Toruń (August 17th-20th, 2021) is open to any students from YUFE alliance interested in audiovisual art.

You will be a part of the international team, preparing an artistic work of a 3D mapping. Your art achievement work will be an element of the mapping presented during the international light festival Bella Skyway Festival in 2022 in Toruń.

The workshop is a chance to stimulate creative imagination and aesthetic sensitivity, express artistic personality, learn about various forms of artistic expression and performative activities - multimedia projection using 3D animation, including sound effects.  It is also an opportunity to develop teamwork skills in an international environment and to integrate with the academic community of YUFE.

Up to 20 participants would take part in the workshop; be prepared to work only in English. If needed, according to the epidemic situation, the meetings will be held in a virtual form.

Title of the workshop is an analogy to the Latin maxim by Seneca 'Per aspera ad astra' (Through hardships to the stars). The reference to the stars is also connected to Toruń, the city of Nicolaus Copernicus, and thus to the cosmos, which is an excellent inspiration for our own interpretation of the topic, both in terms of content and form.

In order to take part in the workshop, please fill the application form by May 14th 2021. Include your motivation and a short description of your concept of the screenplay for the film 'Per YUFE ad astra'. Original interpretations of the topic will be appreciated, presenting YUFE in an interesting way, drawing attention to the diversity of this organization, whose premise is the cooperation of distant academic centers orbiting a common idea. With the topic 'Per YUFE ad astra' the candidate should indicate the potential inherent in the organization.

Presenting a portfolio is not obligatory, but providing the jury with examples of one's own artistic work (computer graphics, animation, film) will be a strong asset.  

The applications will be assessed by a jury composed of representatives of the YUFE consortium and the Municipality of Toruń. The results will be communicated to the applicants by May 31st, and the final list of participants will be announced by June 17th.

Participation in the workshops is free of charge. The organizers will provide the materials and equipment needed to participate in the workshop, as well as accommodation and food during the workshop.

Please read Regulations of the event entitled "Per YUFE ad astra": http://www.umk.pl/wiadomosci/dokumenty/Regulations_of_the_event_1618485313.pdf

Annex to Regulations: https://www.umk.pl/wiadomosci/dokumenty/Annex_1_Per_YUFE_ad_astra_1620387323.pdf

Application form for 'Per YUFE ad astra' workshop: https://www.umk.pl/en/erasmus/forms/per-yufe-ad-astra/

Find out more about Bella Skyway Festival:  http://archiwum.bellaskyway.pl/en/

If you have any further questions, drop us an email: yufe@umk.pl.

Looking for your applications and hope to see us in August!

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