Training & Development

Make your own Short Documentary Film

Make your own Short Documentary Film

Start date:
25 July, 2018
Ability Level:

Take your first steps into the exciting world of short documentary filmmaking with our comprehensive and well-rounded introductory course.

Through hands-on and enjoyable exercises, participants will learn all the technical and practical techniques required to make a short film including elements of photography, editing and sound aspects of filmmaking. During the workshop, students will work together in groups to bring their ideas to life and produce their own short documentary films.

Start Date: 25 July, 2018

Ability Level: Intermediate

Age group: 13 to 17 years old

Location: Katara, Building 16, Rehearsal Room

Dates: 25 July to 15 August
Daily sessions of 5 hours for 6 days

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Price: QAR 1500

Mentors: Ida Gron, Alex Bushe

Applicants should submit an email to before 18 July 2018.


Ida Gron

Ida Gron is a Danish documentary director. She attended The National Film and Television School in England (2009) and holds a BA in art history from The University of Copenhagen (2006). Ida has worked with documentary films since 2003, where she had her first short films selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus and shown on Danish national TV. She was a part of the artist-driven independent TV station TVTV, in the editorial group Chamber of Public Secrets (2004-2006) in Copenhagen. Since then her documentaries 'Klara - Thoughts from the Taiga' (2004), 'The Kid and the Clown' (2011) and 'Stay Behind - My Grandfather’s Secret War' (2017) have been broadcasted on various national and international TV channels as well as acclaimed international film festivals. As co-founder of the artist-curator group Tagging Art, Ida has exhibited a VR/real-life video installation on the National Gallery of Denmark. Besides directing her own documentaries Ida works as a freelance TV-content producer and VJ, currently on a series for the Danish national youth channel DR3. She also regularly gives hands-on workshops in poetic documentary to school students.

Alex Bushe

Alex Bushe is a Los Angeles-based editor and assistant editor, who has extensive experience in both documentary and narrative filmmaking. He has worked with editor Joe Bini for eight years on more than a dozen films, most notably on several films with director Werner Herzog. Other notable films he has worked on include Nick Broomfield’s “Tales of the Grim Sleeper”, Andrea Arnold’s “American Honey”, and Lynne Ramsay’s recently completed noir thriller “You Were Never Really Here”. In 2014, Bushe was invited to participate as an assistant editor at the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Edit and Story Labs.

Bushe currently divides his time between editing “Guangzhou Love Story”, an observational PBS documentary about an African-Chinese family navigating China’s xenophobic society, and directing the film “Nomansland”, a documentary about a mysterious uninhabited island off the northeastern coast of the United States.