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.
LEDC Networking Party
Save the Date - October 25, 4:30 - 6:30
No need to go to Toronto for Industry Insights. Introduce yourself to the local film and digital media industry and learn who some of the other players are. Meet established and emerging industry professionals. Let’s network and make things happen. Light food and drinks along with a series of micro-keynote presentations. Registration will open up in August.
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.
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 Industry Sessions at Forest City Film Festival
October 24-27, 2019
2019 industry sessions to be announced in June.
The 2018 sessions were a hit and you can see why! 3 days, 12 events and over 26 successful industry professionals sharing their knowledge. 2019 will be no less than as excellent and we look forward to telling you all about it in June.
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 email@example.com to give us your thoughts.