TWO-DAY PW4 PRODUCERS WORKSHOP: ADVANCING FILMMAKERS IN THE CREATIVE ART AND BUSINESS OF DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING

September 14, 2013, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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WIFTV & BC Film + Media and WIFTV Present a Two-Day Documentary Workshop:

TWO-DAY PW4 PRODUCERS WORKSHOP: ADVANCING FILMMAKERS IN THE CREATIVE ART AND BUSINESS OF DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING

 Sponsored by CMPA - BC Producer's Branch and Actsafe

CMPA  Actsafe SFU

 

Date: September 14 and 15, 2013

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: SFU Woodwards, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, Room 2555, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings

Moderator: Tracey Friesen

Speakers: Anne Wheeler, Michelle Mason, Mary Bissell, Trish Dolman, Lisa Jackson, Fiona Rayher and Kat Dodds


Cost:  Members - $150, Non Members - $200

Tracey Friesen conducts a dynamic two-day workshop touching on everything you need to know in order to create and release a documentary film.

Register for this hands-on workshop and discover how you can develop an interesting idea into a compelling, visual narrative.

Through screenings, practical tips, select project feedback and in-person case studies with successful Vancouver based documentary filmmakers, you will understand what’s involved to take your next project from conception to completion to launch. 

Workshop participants are encouraged to submit a one-page (maximum) documentary idea in very early stages. A select number will be chosen to be workshopped in small group exercises throughout the day. If you would like to submit a one-page documentary idea for possible selection, register for the workshop and send your idea to info@womeninfilm.ca with 'Documentary Workshop Submission' in the subject line by September 5th, 2013.

Topics Covered in Six Two-Hour Sessions:

DOCS – types, genres, platforms, careers opportunities

STORY - creative ideation, narrative structure, proposals

MONEY - up-front financing, back-end monetization

ETHICS – legal matters, gaining trust, interviewing

TECHNOLOGY – shoot, graphics, editing, sound

DISTRIBUTION – marketing, publicity, outreach, social media

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Tracey Friesen:

Tracey Friesen is an independent media producer and industry executive, who supports artists and activists in the creation of impactful content.  Her present contract through Mindset Social Innovation Foundation is as Director of Media, Open Health Initiative.  Earlier this year Tracey stepped down from the National Film Board, where she had worked as a producer & exec for over 11 years.  She has credits on over 30 projects, including 'Being Caribou', 'Carts of Darkness' & ‘Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie'. 

Speakers: Click here to read the speakers’ biographies.