28 May to 3 June 2023
Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque County, Spain

Applications are open for a new workshop “THE FUTURE & STORYTELLING Workshop” at the  2DEO space in TABAKALERA, Donostia-San Sebastian, Basque County, Spain.

What can participants expect?

We are rocking the boat, and the boat rocks us. Artificial Intelligence is drafting scripts on its own for print, and has been transcribing our sound for many years already. This updated training session is put together to give YOU as a content creator (or journalist, as we used to call us) a broader knowledge and confidence in using different tools to be creative in your daily life.

We will mainly focus on content created on your phone – all the way from idea to an edited product in 4K, if needed. No reason to bring with you laptops or stationary PCs. Maybe an iPad or a tablet, if you have. We will dive into the world of TikToks, Reels and Stories on IG and Facebook – with the sole focus on creation, not publishing or maintaining a social media market – others can do that better. We create. And our professional stories for broadcast can easily be transformed to social media with the same material – or even better: surplus material shot on site of interest.

There will be plenty of exercises during this intense workshop, and delegates will not have a regular working day. We expect production to be going on in the evening as well. There will be overnight tasks to complete. But most of all it will be fun, challenging and inspiring.


· Learn about new formats that are being used in the media.
· Learn about the impact of AI on journalism and on film/stills/text.
· Learn to use tools on a smartphone to shoot and edit social video.
· Master the craft of impeccable footage with brilliant sound from your phone.
· Become aware of importance of storytelling, and creative strategies for developing your own voice.
· Debrief and feedback on what was learned.
By the end of the workshop, it is expected that delegates will have produced stories in different formats and most of them will be screened at the CIRCOM Conference

Bring you iPhone or Android device – the only spec is that is has to be a fairly new one. And you need to know your Play/Appstore-password and have at least 8 Gb of free space, a charger, a power bank and wired headset.
If you have more gear for mobile content creation – bring it on!

Delegates are required to send by 16th May links (preferably a good quality file through Wetransfer or direct link to your station's web outlet if there are no geo-blocking measures in place) to the following:
- A TV report or social video they or a colleague authored that they are proud about
- A TV report or social video they or a colleague authored that they think was NOT that good (or frankly bad)
- Please send your links to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The training will be conducted in English and it is important that applicants have a good working knowledge of the language.

Who’s this training designed for?

Because the workshop is of an intense nature, and requires a great deal of commitment from trainers and participants alike, priority will be given to those people, who already have some field practice but want to raise the bar. If you have not made any visual stories on your own, but still are hungry enough – convince us in a two paragraph text.
There are 12 places available.

Who will lead the workshop?

The workshop is led by Darko Flajpan (HRT) and John Inge Johansen (NRK).
Darko Flajpan works as a fulltime television skills trainer at HRT in Zagreb, Croatia. Darko has provided his services for CIRCOM Croatia. He established the training centre for HRT and is a senior member of the CIRCOM training team.
John Inge Johansen is a multiskilled journalist from above the Arctic Circle. He is mainly out in the field, delivering radio, TV and online stories to his newsroom, both live and in edited formats. He is one of the early adopters and pioneers of MoJo-training and development. He has been connected to CIRCOM training in Hungary, Ireland, Portugal and Croatia since 2012.

Where and when will be the workshop be held?

The workshop will be held at the 2DEO space in TABAKALERA, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
From Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May 2023 with a welcome dinner on arrival on the evening of Sunday 28th May at 20:00hrs at the Oquendo Restaurant.
Followed by two days (1st and 2nd June) attendance at the CIRCOM Regional Annual Conference hosted by EITB, the Basque Radio and Television, at the Kursaal Congress Centre in Donostia - San Sebastián, the conference will offer a unique opportunity to learn from top industry experts and connect with peers from across Europe


Delegates will stay at the Hotel Monte Ulia, Avda. Alcade José Elósegui 21, 20013 Donostia - San Sebastián https://www.hotelmonteulia.com/fr/el-hotel/
From Sunday 28th May (arrival) to Saturday 3rd June (departure).

Who pays what?

The training is free of charge for CIRCOM Regional Members
Accommodation (6 nights), breakfast and lunch will be paid by CIRCOM Regional.
Travel costs are the responsibility of the attendees and NOT paid by CIRCOM Regional.
All applicants must have personal insurance cover for accident, sickness and loss of property.

How do I apply?

There are 12 places available


Deadline for registration is Monday 24th April 2023
A confirmation email will be sent to each applicant with the booking information few days after registration.


Sunday 28 May:

Welcome dinner at 20:00hrs at the Oquendo Restaurant, behind the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.

Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 May:
The Workshop will take place at the 2DEO space in TABAKALERA

Thursday 1 to Friday 2 June:
Delegates will be registered for the CIRCOM Regional Annual Conference hosted by EITB, taking place at the Kursaal Congress Centre in Donostia - San Sebastián where they will be able to attend the most interesting sessions and debates concerning regional television in Europe.

Thursday 1st June evening (19:00hrs):
A dinner will be offered by our hosts on the occasion of the Prix CIRCOM gala at Tabakalera International Centre For Contemporary Culture.

Friday 2nd June, before the closing ceremony:
The trainers and the trainees will be invited on stage (approx. at 12:30) to showcase their work and obtain their certificates.
After the showcase, you can take part in the tour organized by EITB: Visit to Chillidaleku museum in Hernani, and visit to Balenciagia Museum in Getaria.