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INDUSTRY SESSIONS

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Bring your work into sharp focus! We strive to bring Southwestern Ontario opportunities to improve the craft of filmmaking and the business of film! Learn from people who are at the top of their game, making a living in the industry.


Screenwriting

March 23,24,30,31, 2019

This course is for screenwriters of ALL skill levels and will familiarize you with all of the foundation principles of successful storytelling, every step of the process of writing a screenplay and will also give you insights on how to navigate the film industry at large. 


 
 
 
Fundamentals of screenwriting

 Sharpen your Filmmaking Skills

We offer seminars, panels and workshops periodically throughout the year all leading up to a robust weekend in October that will enable you to learn, connect and create! Check here for the latest details.


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HORROR ENTHUSIASTS. JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND DEDICATED TO IMPROVING YOUR FILMMAKING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE AT SHOCK STOCK FILM FESTIVAL!

APRIL 27,28, 2019

Saturday April 27

10:45 a.m. - Special FX Make-up - Art the Clown - Live Application & Lesson

Receive access to an intimate information session with a professional. Join Damien Leone Special FX & Director of the hit horror films 'Terrifier' and 'Frankenstein vs Mummy' as he transforms David Howard Thornton into the monstrous mime Art the Clown right before your eyes. As Damien transforms David he will share information on the best practices to use for successful movie make-up application. - $45 (limited tickets)

 

1:45 p.m. - Creating the Sound That Goes BUMP in the Night.

Receive access to an intimate information session with a professional. A seminar by Mark Vogelsang, Sound designer. Audio creates the ambience that gets the scares. Learn effective tips and tricks in effectively approaching post production sound and foley to create another dimension to your films landscape.

 

3:15 p.m. - Tales from the Script

Receive access to an intimate information session with a professional. A seminar by Jordan Morris, screen writing coach What are the important elements of a script for a short film? Can you expand it into a feature? As you plan your projects make sure that your basic building blocks are solid so that it translates into a great story that compliments the filming and editing process to come. - $25 (limited tickets)

 

Saturday April 28

11:00 a.m. - Killer Costumes & Props - Construction Workshop

Receive access to an intimate information session with a professional. Hosted by Sleazy P Martini the famous manager for the rock band GWAR. Occasionally Sleazy takes on the form of Don Drakulich who is the man behind the legendary costumes and props that make GWAR the intergalactic rock stars that they are. Learn how to make effective and durable costumes and props that are worthy of the almighty GWAR! - $30 (limited tickets)

 

1:00 p.m. - Distro-a-go-go

Receive access to an intimate information session with a professional. Hosted by Chris Giroux of Black Fawn Films. Black Fawn have success releasing their films on many platforms to gain viewership and revenue. In the session they will share info on getting into digital distribution, learn about many of the options including self distribution. Plus learn the process behind securing theatrical distribution and get a look into new, less conventional avenues that are providing films strong viewership. - $25 (limited tickets)

 

Film Industry Sessions All Access Pass Receive access to all 5 intimate information session with a professional. Scheduled for Sunday April 27 & 28, 2019 Included sessions include: Special FX Make-up - Art the Clown Live Application & Lesson Creating the Sound That Goes BUMP in the Night. Tales from the Script Killer Costumes & Props - Construction Workshop Distro a Go-Go - $125 (limited quantity available)

 

The Youth Festival Seminars

April 4

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For High School Students of South Western Ontario

The submissions for High School Students are now being accepted through Film Freeway. If you or your student is interested in submitting register for this seminar to learn what it takes to become an official selection for FCYFF 2019!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OCTOBER 25-27/2019

SAVE THE DATE

3 DAYS,12 EVENTS, MAKE SURE YOU SEE THEM ALL

Let us know what subjects you would like us to focus on for the festival weekend 2019. Contact industry@forestcityfilmfest.ca to give us your thoughts.


 
 
 
 
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