Call for participants for “Training for video activism”

Youth Educational Forum and the U.S. Embassy Macedonia announce a call for participants for Training for Video Activism held by Ms. Annie Escobar, founder of Awake Storytelling.*

The aim of the training is for local NGO leaders and youth activists to learn how to amplify their messages/stories/causes to the broader community through the medium of film. The participants will be given instructions on how to create short videos with phones and simple cameras on topics that are of interest to their community and can be used on social media. The end result would be 20 videos that help promote social causes.

This five-day training will be organized in Skopje during the period June 2nd – June 6th 2014.

Candidates for participation in the trainings should meet the following criteria:

  • Be involved in social change work and have social interests
  • Have a specific cause that they are passionate about
  • Have a specific interest in learning how to make a video

All interested applicants should apply by May 26th, 2014, by sending a completed application form to and The application form for participants can be downloaded from here.

The number of participants is limited. Participation in the trainings is free of charge. The training will be conducted in English by an experienced trainer in the field – Annie Escobar.

Training for Video Activism is organized by Youth Educational Forum and supported by the U.S. Embassy Macedonia, along with the USAID Civil Society Project and Foundation Open Society – Macedonia.

For more information visit or contact us at: / 02 3139 692

* Annie Escobar is the founder of Awake Storytelling, an organization dedicated to helping individuals and organizations tell their message through video. Annie has documented the work of activists in Bangladesh, Nigeria, Palestine, Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil, and the United States. She is the author of The Starter Guide to Non-Profit Video Storytelling and has spoken about the impact of storytelling at TEDxNYU, Google, The Foundation Center, and Be Social Change. She has led video making workshops in Palestine, Uganda, and the United States. Nothing makes Annie feel more alive than meeting people, hearing stories, and sharing them.