October 28, 2018, 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Indigenous Storytelling and Screenwriting Seminar
What to expect:
• Welcome prayer
• Circle Introduction
• Conversation about storytelling and cultural authenticity
• Film screening
• Writing the screenplay – structure and character
• Feedback and evaluation
The seminar will be led by Doreen Manuel and Petie Chalifoux
Attendance is free, please register above. Registration is limited to 30 people. Registration will close at 1 PM PST on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Kootenai) is the sixth child of Grand Chief George Manuel and Spiritual Leader Marceline Manuel. She is an award-winning filmmaker and has been the Program Coordinator of the Capilano University Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program for the past 11 years; as well as the sole owner of Running Wolf Productions. Doreen is a partner with the Talent to Watch Telefilm Fund through which, she has been able to assist First Nations directors to produce their first feature films. Doreen is a Matriarch with the IM4 virtual reality program at Emily Carr University; on the Board of Directors of Knowledge Network; and an instructor for the, Coyote, Raven, Spider, Wendigo: Tricksters and Writers screenwriting program with Women in Film and Television. She has an extensive background as a leader working in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centers.
Petie Chalifoux is a Cree filmmaker from Northern Alberta. She considers film a powerful and creative medium to shed light upon the realities of the social issues that surround the world we live in today from an Indigenous perspective. Petie graduated with her Bachelors of Motion Picture Arts in January 2017 and was the very first Indigenous Valedictorian for Capilano University's convocation in June 2017. One of her recent works, which will have its world premiere screening at the San Francisco American Indian Film Festival in early November 2018, is a dramatic film titled “Nîsowak” where Petie worked as a writer, producer and director.