The Film Workshops Program consists of a 5-day (6 hours per day) free workshop for young women in which students are taught all the basics of the film craft from storyboard to final cut and work together to create their own short film. The workshop will be taught by Brent Orr, an instructor with many years of experience teaching the art of filmmaking to high school-age students.
Each class will have 15 students who will be selected based on a short essay. The purpose of this program is to ensure that not only do our young film students receive practical training in the film arts, but that they learn to see filmmaking as a realistic vocation at a time in their lives when they are just starting to think about their career options.
These workshops will be given free of charge so that no financial barriers will impede any young woman from participating. Eligibility for the Summer Film Workshops Program is limited to young women between the ages of 14-18, or currently enrolled in secondary school. They must reside in the GTA and must be either Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or convention refugees.
Our first workshop has been officially scheduled for November 3, 4, 10, 11 and 17 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM at the OISE building at 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto. When the students have completed their film we will hold a premiere for friends and family at a local cinema! Please help us spread the word about this exciting program by passing this information along to your friends and promoting the workshop via social media.
The deadline to apply is September 30, 2012. If you have any questions or to request an application email us at email@example.com.