Directing Short Films with Joey Ally (On Demand)

On Demand Course

This is an On Demand course. On Demand courses allow you to watch pre-recorded lectures at your own pace, with curated resources and other materials to support your work. You can begin taking this course at any time.

In order to serve more of the Sundance Collab community, we developed this On Demand course from existing live online course content. By doing so, we are able to offer Directing Short Films with Joey Ally (On Demand) at a price that allows more people to benefit from the course content.

You’ve got a screenplay for your short film and now you’re ready to take the next step towards making your short. In this on-demand course for fiction filmmakers, you will learn from director Joey Ally about the journey of her three short films — from screenplay to post-production to finding your audience through film festivals.

  • Module 1: Developing Your Vision and Making a Plan
  • Module 2: Pre-Production
  • Module 3: Production
  • Module 4: Post-Production and Film Festivals

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Joey Ally is a writer, director, actor and musician. Her short films have screened internationally including at the Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca, and BFI:London, and online with Vimeo Staff Pick Premieres and The New Yorker's "The Screening Room." Her feature films have been developed through the Sundance Institute's Screenwriters and Directors labs, Catalyst and the Creative Producing Summit. Joey is the 2019 recipient of the The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant x Sundance Institute, and an alum of the Williamstown Theater Festival Apprentice Program, American Film Institute Directing Workshop for Women, Tribeca/Chanel "Through Her Lens," AFI/Fox Directors Lab, and the Universal Pictures Directors Intensive. 

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