Cine1 Pic_WebsiteMade possible through a Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning grant, Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota is proud to offer a series of intensive, one-day filmmaking classes designed for individuals of diverse communities typically underrepresented in the motion picture film industry as defined by the Sundance Institute: people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women. The classes are each designed for beginning to intermediate level students and can also be attended by others seeking to tell the stories of people of these communities.

The series consists of six classes taught by professional artists with extensive teaching backgrounds who themselves are members of underrepresented communities. All classes will provide opportunities for hands-on experiences in various aspects of visual storytelling.

Classes will be held at IFP MN’s media arts center in St. Paul, which features state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment in all classrooms and provides the latest editing software for audio and video production. The goal of this master class series is to provide participants with a well-rounded education in the art of filmmaking and strengthen inclusion of diverse voices and visions by offering connections with industry leaders.

Tuition for each class is $100. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals experiencing financial hardship. Contact IFP MN Education Director Reilly Tillman at 651.644.1912, ext. 2 for more information. There is a lunch break during each class (lunch not included). Click on class title for the description, instructor profile, and registration.


BASICS OF SCREENWRITING
David Grant
Saturday, June 10, 10 am–6 pm

THE SCREEN & THE FEMALE GAZE
Jila Nikpay
Saturday, June 17, 9 am–6 pm

CINEMA PRODUCTION INTENSIVE – FOCUS ON SOCIAL MESSAGE
Pam Colby
Saturday, July 8, 9:30 am–6 pm

VISUAL STORYTELLING & STORYBOARD
Carlos Merino
Saturday, July 22, 9 am–5 pm

INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTARY WORKSHOP
Allison Herrera
Saturday, July 29, 9 am–6 pm

PRESENCE OF THE PAST: HISTORY DOCUMENTARIES
Daniel Pierce Bergin
Saturday, August 5, 10 am–6 pm

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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