Training & Development

Stop-motion Shadow Animation Workshop

Stop-motion Shadow Animation Workshop

Start date:
30 June 2019
Ability Level:

Inspired by a presentation of short stop-motion animated films, thought-provoking theoretical discussions and hands-on practical exercises—participants in this workshop will make a one-minute animated film.

The animation workshop is a hands-on introduction for young people to the different techniques required for creating and producing a stop-motion animated film. Participants will learn the tricks and techniques that help get a deeper appreciation of this form of artistic storytelling. During the workshop, participants are introduced to the different stop motion techniques, and to the "Three Act" storytelling formula to help them generate ideas, develop characters and create compelling plots. Using concrete examples and working in groups, at the end of the workshop, all participants will contribute to making a short-animated film of their own.

Application Deadline: 28 June, 2019

Dates: 30 June to 6 July, 2019

Hours: Daily sessions of 2 hours for 6 days from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Lab Fee: 750.00 QAR

Language: English

Location: Katara building 16 Rehearsal Room

Submission Requirements:

Applicants should submit an email to


Applicants should be between 8 to 14 years old.

Lab Mentor

Fadi Syriani
Born in Beirut, Fadi Syriani is an animation and comic artist, and a holder of a Master’s degree in Architecture. His work has been screened in several film festivals in Lebanon, Europe and Canada. He is currently working on a short-animated film and has been recently awarded an AFAC grant for cinema. The film was nominated for the Robert Bosch Stiftung Film Prize for International Cooperation in 2015. In 2016, he founded the Youth Animation Platform.