Studying filmmaking, or any other art discipline, is a relative matter. How can one know what are the limits of it – the limits of an art form, and the limits of the interpretation of an art form. What could be the exact knowledge, program, curriculum that can shape an artist – a creative force of the future? To think that there can be tests in some literal form, or certificates that can give you any assurance that you will be able to make films, would be more than naive. One needs to be so lucky, to meet a right mentor who can truly guide a student through the filmmaking process. A mentor who can pass his own experience to his students, and who can understand a student’s state of knowledge, consciousness and sensibility in a certain moment in time. Someone who can dismantle you when necessary, and who can help you pick yourself up from the ground and learn from the mistakes that you made. A mentor who can teach the alphabet of filmmaking, while understanding that every man carries his own poetry within, and who can help that man bring that poetry to the audiences. Ivo Trajkov is that kind of a rare genius, a mentor whose flexibility, honesty and intelligence will always be there to face you with yourself, day by day, project by project. And by doing so, he will make sure that you grow further.