Short Films Program

Conceive, Design, Write Scripts, Act, Video Camera work

Finished product: a real film

The class meets in our Brooklyn studio once each week. The program is for children from ages 8 to 14 and follows a natural progression to learn to make a short film. The goal is simple: to have the participants know film making from the first concept to the completed result. The class is led by experienced film maker Gogliko Dolidze.

Short Films Program

The class is organized as a team of about 15 children who learn to work together in all aspects of creating a short film. Class time is divided so that the first hour examines each component of film making, including in particular story line, screenplay, lighting, directing, camera work and filming, acting and organizing the logistics and budget. We don’t go into the detail of film editing in this class.  The second hour is devoted to the practical work.

The concept of the class is to guide the children to think creatively and to take initiative in the various tasks connected with film making.  We consider this class to be fundamental in giving children a context to explore their Georgian traditions within their immigrant New York City experience. The classes are conducted in both Georgian and English, so that children can use the language more comfortable for them.


Our Staff

  • Artistic and Gerneral Director: Victor Sirelson
  • Choreographer: Vladimer "Dato" Goderidze
  • Studio Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson
  • Men's Choir Director: Davit Chkuaseli
  • Studio and General Manager: Tsutsa Kapanadze
  • Children's Georgian Dance Choreographers: Irina Khutsurauli and Goga Gelashvili
  • Music School Director: Tengiz Shautidze
  • Ballet School Director: Ani Gadelia
  • Theater Director: Lika Bakhturidze Sirelson

Be Part of Our Community

We are a growing community sharing a common interest in Georgian culture, immigrant life and the practice and enjoyment of the best of art and culture. If you would like to become involved or simply learn more, you are most welcome to visit, email, phone or write.

Contact details

We can converse in English, Georgian and Russian.
Phone: Victor: 914-522-3888; Lika: 845-642-4823; Tsutsa: 347-257-2741

Email: info@dancingcrane.org; vsirelson@gmail.com

Correspondence: 6401 20th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11204 and 9 Dekay Road, Warwick, NY 10990