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A guide on how to document craftership and living heritage practices through different functions and goals of film.


for filming craftership and living heritage, related to the goal or function of your film.

Practical tools

for filming together with craftspeople and living heritage communities.

Firsthand experiences

and testimonies of heritage professionals, practitioners and videographers.

Practical video examples

with recommendations of a professional videographer.

In this toolbox

Find the right toolkit for your project.

Indicate below what the goal of your film project is.

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filming to recognize

"Always put the heritage communities at the heart of the project. Do the project with them and for them. Read between the lines and gauge their needs."

Julie Aerts, heritage professional at PARCUM (BE)
filming to transmit

"We're used to always doing our thing. With the film crew there, we did have to adapt. In that sense, we had to slow down and postpone certain processes, or start over so Alexander could film. But it was a good collaboration that went smoothly."

Johan Louwage, De Scute ngo (BE)
filming to research

"Working in a participatory approach proved to be a real added value, by actively involving the heritage community throughout the project, the chances of making it sustainable immediately became much greater."

Frea Vancraeynest, heritage professional at Histories (BE)

This toolbox shows how film can contribute to the safeguarding of living heritage and craftsmanship in different ways: to learn ‘how to do’ it, to study or research it, to showcase or promote it, or for education... It demonstrates how each of those functions also requires a different approach to video making. And it helps you get started with each of these approaches.

Jorijn Neyrinck, director Workshop intangible heritage (BE)