BLACK WOMEN FILM! CANADA LAUNCHES ‘ELEVATE’ 
A NEW SERIES OF HANDS-ON MASTERCLASSES & WORKSHOPS FOR BLACK FEMALE IDENTIFIED FILMMAKERS & MEDIA ARTISTS, LEAD BY INCREDIBLE INDUSTRY LEADERS .

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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT...

Black Women Film! Canada’s unique approach to programming ensures the participants receive direct hands-on experience and training from featured presenters who are experts in the field. You can expect to walk away with a broadened support network of collaborators and direct skills to apply as filmmakers, producers and directors to your work! Workshops and masterclasses are highly subsidized to ensure greater accessibility to industry level training.

Ricardo Diaz Master Class

Advanced Cinematography Workshop @ Pie in the Sky Studios with Ricardo Diaz

MARCH 27 Learn intermediate level studio lighting and cinematography techniques from award-winning cinematographer Ricard Diaz! This Master Class incorporates practical, hands-on lighting and camera techniques in a 1350 sq ft film stage using the Red Dragon camera.

Time : 10 - 4pm (lunch included)
Fee: $40 

REGISTER NOW (SOLD OUT) https://black-women-film-cinematography.eventbrite.ca

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FALL IN LOVE WITH THE NUMBERS : PRODUCER'S MASTER CLASS WITH TY HYLAND

Sunday, April 15 @ 1 - 5pm
Location : Centre for Social Innovation

REGISTER NOW! https://black-women-film-producing.eventbrite.ca

Learn the ins and outs of production planning and producers paperwork from budgets to legal with industry veteran Ty Hyland - CBC Production Planning Executive, Finance & Strategy. 

About Ty Hyland

With over 25 years of freelance industry experience, Ty Hyland has held the positions of Producer, Production Executive, Line Producer and Production Manager on hundreds of hours of primetime TV series and feature length projects. Currently she utilizes her production knowledge working in-house at CBC as a strategist in Production Planning on scripted and digital programming. Ty has extensive experience working on behalf of Production with both broadcasters and funding agencies across Canada ensuring that policy and contractual obligations are properly executed and adhered to. Ty’s scripted TV credits include: Insecurity for CBC, Corner Gas for CTV, The Dealership for Global, Little Mosque on the Prairie for CBC, Renegade Press for APTN and Incredible Story Studio for YTV. Feature film credits include; Sins of the Father/Andy Garcia; Held Up/Jamie Foxx; Borderline Normal/Caterina Scorsone and Finn on the Fly /Ana Gasteyer. Ty is a member of the Director’s Guild of Canada.

 

 

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MEET THE PRODUCERS! CBC Roundtable co-hosted with producers from CBC Digital Originals

APRIL 11  Black Women Film! Canada is proud to partner with the CBC to offer Black female identified filmmakers and content creators the opportunity to attend an exclusive networking and roundtable event with producers from CBC Digital Originals scripted and unscripted team.

Time : 5:30pm - 8pm
FREE ADMISSION

WAITLIST ONLY https://black-women-film-canada-cbc-digital.eventbrite.ca

Facilitated by Black Women Film founder, Ella Cooper and Chief of Staff & Senior Director of Programming, Gave Lindo, this lively evening will include :

- Tasty eats,
- Short presenations from CBC producers sharing current online broadcast opportunities available for independent producers and filmmakers on the digital platforms
- Plus the opportunity for attendees to introduce themselves and their work in an intimate round table setting. 

This is not a pitch session, but rather an opportunity to build connections and opportunities between both the content creators and producers in the room.

Space Limitted to 18 attendees. First come, first served. 

FREE ADMISSION.

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CREATE YOUR FIRST VR FILM : VirTUAL REALITY 101 Weekend Intensive with Dames Make Games!

APRIL 21 - 22 (all day)

REGISTER TODAY https://black-women-film-virtual-reality-101.eventbrite.ca/

Location: DMG / Toronto Media Arts Centre : 32 Lisgar Street,SUITE 100

Fee : $45

Black Women Film! Canada is excited to be partnering with Dames Making Games to offer our final workshop of the Elevate Master Class Series - this time in the form of a weekend VR intensive.

Over the course of one weekend, filmmakers dive into creating interactive virtual reality experiences using 360-degree video. Participants will learn about the VR landscape (hardware, software and distribution), design basics, interactive narrativedesign vs. linear storytelling, and get hands-on with their own projects. In small groups, participants will complete an original 360-degree short that can be experienced on an HMD (head-mounted display), smart phone or desktop computer.

Saturday, April 21 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2018 Masterclass series is open to filmmakers and media artists who are Black female identified of the Canadian African diaspora.

LUNCH & DINNER PROVIDED on the Saturday

SNACKS PROVIDE on both days

TTC Reimbursement available upon request

About Dames Making Games (Dmg.to)

Dames Making Games (DMG) is a not-for-profit videogame arts organization that creates space for marginalized creators to make, play and critique videogames within a cultural context.

Dames Making Games DMG is a not-for-profit videogame arts organization that creates space for marginalized creators to make, play and critique videogames within a cultural context.Dmg.to

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CROWD FUNDING & IMPACT PRODUCING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE with Christine Kleckner

April 17, 2018
Time : 6 - 9pm
Location : National Film Board of Canada

REGISTER TODAY https://blackwomenfilmcrowdfunding.eventbrite.ca

Learn the art of raising serious money for your film projects through successful crowdfunding techniques!

In addition, Christine Kleckner will take participants through the impact producing strategies used for her film A Better Man that are effecting positive change and raising awareness to end violence against women as part of the distribition and promotion of their new feature length documentary.

The 2018 Masterclass series is open to filmmakers and media artists who are Black female identified of the Canadian African diaspora.

Christine Kleckner is a producer whose films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, the Berlinale, Hot Docs and DOC NYC. During her time with the National Film Board of Canada, she collaborated on groundbreaking social issue projects including Stories We TellHome Again, and the multi-platform Filmmaker-in-Residence. Christine is the co-owner of Intervention Media, and recently launched the feature documentary and impact campaign for A Better Man in 2017. She is an alumni of the National Screen Institute and a Fledgling Fund fellow.

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PAST MASTERCLASSES:

Director's Master Class with Amma Asante, hosted by TIFF

 Made possible with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts

Made possible with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts