Documentary Workshop „Ice and Fire Docs“

„Ice and Fire Docs“ is a creative documentary workshop for Estonian and Finnish filmmakers that was announced for the first time at the festival DocPoint Tallinn 2019. It is a joint initiative of the Estonian Documentary Guild, the Estonian Film Institute and the European Documentary Network.

The creative director of the workshop is a well-known tutor Mikael Opstrup. The second principal tutor is an internationally renowned film editor Jesper Osmund from Denmark with over 100 documentary film credits.

The workshop lasts for a year and consists of three parts. The first and second sessions focus on the development of narrative, visual aspects of storytelling and editing techniques. The last session will take place during the DocPoint 2020 festival with a special focus on promotion and distribution.

The joint workshop promotes further film-making ties between the two countries.  Both young and experienced Estonian and Finnish authors are among the participants. Selected projects are in the development or early production stage.


Heilika Pikkov
Project manager of Ice and Fire Docs

Filipp Kruusvall
Documentary Film Commissioner at the Estonian Film Institute