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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program


EXPLORING THE POWER OF COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION

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Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program


EXPLORING THE POWER OF COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION

 

Story Development Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP), in collaboration with the Miami Filmmakers Collective, is offering intensive story development sessions to a group of select nonfiction filmmakers from the Miami, Florida, area with projects in the development phase. The program allows participants to receive constructive feedback on creative topics and strategic guidance from national and local experts, which will help them optimize their vision for their films and build relationships with a creative community that supports high-quality nonfiction storytelling.

Each of the 10 selected filmmakers will present up to five minutes of video material to the group of fellow participants, after which a Sundance Institute DFP-supported artists-advisor and DFP staff will lead a discussion to help the artist refine the project through expert and peer feedback.

Filmmakers selected to participate in the Story Development Workshop will be invited to attend, as observers, a special event the following day—the Rough Cut & Scene Selects Feedback Session, followed by a panel and networking reception.

 

Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
Rough Cut & Screen Selects Feedback Session

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP), in collaboration with the Miami Filmmakers Collective, is hosting a special Rough Cut & Scene Selects Feedback Session, which gives filmmakers from the Miami, Florida, area the opportunity to present projects at the rough cut stage or selections of edited scenes for feedback from DFP staff, creative advisors, and other experienced filmmakers.

Projects will be selected by DFP staff and members of the Miami Filmmakers Collective, with selection based on originality and narrative and creative potential. Priority will be given to projects at the rough cut stage. Selected filmmakers can screen up to 40 minutes of material, after which we will lead a discussion to help artists refine their projects through expert and peer feedback.

Participants from the previous day’s Story Development Workshop will be invited to attend these sessions as observers.

 

Exploring the Power of Community & Collaboration

Sunday, December 11, 2016
Panel: 4:30 p.m. | Reception: 6:00 p.m

The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and the Miami Filmmakers Collective invite you to a special panel discussion, in which we'll explore ways to harness the creative energy of Miami's independent documentary community and build systems of support for the area's nonfiction filmmakers.


National YoungArts Foundation
2100 Biscayne Blvd., 7th floor
Miami, FL 33137

Please RSVP by Monday, December 5, 2016.

 
 
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Finding your story


A series of Documentary Workshops with Deborah Dickson

Finding your story


A series of Documentary Workshops with Deborah Dickson

 

Launching a new season of the Miami Filmmakers Collective, including several visits with Deborah Dickson. Deborah has 3 Oscar nominations, mostly for her years of co-directing films with Albert Maysles. She continues to direct/produce/edit her own work and co-directs the MFA in Social Documentary at School of Visual Arts in NYC.  

Bio:

Deborah Dickson, three-time Academy Award nominee, is a non- fiction filmmaker whose over thirty documentary films have premiered at Sundance, Berlin and many other film festivals and have been awarded Emmys, the DuPont-Columbia Award, the Peabody Award and Ace awards. Her best-known films are LALEE’S KIN, THE EDUCATION OF GORE VIDAL, WITNESSES TO A SECRET WAR and RUTHIE AND CONNIE: EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE. She produced the acclaimed 10 part series CARRIER and directed the companion feature, ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE. Her most recent project was as director of two films for Art in the 21 st Century. In addition to producing and directing, Dickson teaches directing at the School of Visual Arts Masters Program in Social Documentary.

 
 

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