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AMPI + Directing Actors

Photo by Surabhi Nadig

The two-day workshop on Directing Actors with Ville Jankeri took place on 22nd and 23d of March at Museum of Impossible Forms.

The goal of the workshop is to learn how to use improvisation with actors to try and create new material for a script, a story, or an art piece. On the first day of the workshop, Ville Jankeri demonstrates how to work with actors and what to look at when using improvisation as the story-creating tool. In the afternoon and on the second day, the workshop participants will work on their own material with the actors while learning and observing each other doing their exercises. 

​About Ville Jankeri

​Ville Jankeri graduated from The National Film and Television School (NFTS). After graduating Ville took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus and was selected to make a short film for the Berlin Today Award competition and his short The Last Wash (2008) premiered at the Berlinale in 2008. Since then, Ville has directed three feature films, co-writing two of them. Ville’s first feature film ‘Sixpack Movie’ (Pussikaljaelokuva, 2011) was a both critical and commercial success and won an Ecumenical prize at Nordic Film Days Lübeck. Ville’s latest feature film Forest Giant (Metsäjätti, 2020) received The Audience Award at the same festival. Ville is developing several feature films with various companies and received a year-long artist grant from The Arts Promotion Centre Finland for 2022.


Sam Boateng, Mariia Solodiankina, Daniel Gorsky, Roxana Sadvokassova, Tamara Aalto, Sanjay Shrestha, Gian Majid

Link to documentation by Surabhi Nadig https://www.flickr.com/photos/academyofmovingpeopleandimages/albums/72177720306537753