April 13 - June 14
Crafting Your Short Film (Apr. 2020)
Registration is open until April 13, 2020
Andrew MacLean

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Learn the steps for creating your short film from defining your creative vision and refining your script through assembling your cast and crew, production planning, and post-production. A Sundance award-winning filmmaker will guide this eight-week fundamentals course which is ideal for writer/directors looking to make their first short fiction film. You should come with a completed draft of a short film script (up to 15 pages) that you want to make. Sessions include presentations, interactive exercises, a guest session with a short film programmer from the Sundance Film Festival, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project. 


The course will be held live in our virtual classroom. All sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.

  • DURATION: Eight weeks, April 13 - June 14
  • SCHEDULE: Mondays, 10am - 12pm PT
    • Extended first class session: Monday, April 13, 10am - 1pm PT
    • No Class Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
    • One-on-one mentoring sessions are held between June 8 - 14 
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, March 30 at 2pm PT
Instructor
New York, NY, US
Andrew Okpeaha MacLean is an Iñupiaq filmmaker originally from Alaska, living now in Brooklyn, NY. Previous credits include the short films NATCHILIAGNIAQTUGUK AAPAGALU: SEAL HUNTING WITH DAD, which played at the Sundance film Festival, SIKUMI, which won the Jury Prize in Short Filmmaking at Sundance, and the feature film ON THE ICE, which won a Crystal Bear and the Best First Feature Prize at the Berlinale. more...
Advisor
Asher Jelinsky is a Los Angeles based director and writer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their latest film MILLER & SON was shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards and won the gold medal Student Academy Award, the BAFTA Student Film Award, and the Cannes Lions Young Director Award. Asher’s short films have garnered awards and nominations at over 60 film festivals around the world including Clermont-Ferrand, BFI London, and Palm Springs among others. more...

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