Learn the steps for developing a feature documentary from conception and prep through production, with an accomplished documentary filmmaker as your guide. Participants should come prepared for this eight-week, Level 1 course with a project that you plan to produce and/or direct. Crafting a compelling proposal for funders is a key goal of the course. Sessions include presentations/discussions, interactive exercises, a panel discussion with documentary funders, and a one-on-one mentoring session focused on your project.


The course will take place in our virtual classroom Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm PST, November 6 - December 18, 2019. instructors will be announced shortly. Class size is limited to 30 participants. All online class sessions are recorded for registered participants who are unable to attend live.


The application period for the course has ended. Watch the Sundance Co//ab newsletter for updates on future course offerings.

Instructor
Jennifer Maytorena Taylor makes colorful, character-based films about real people with extraordinary stories, often with Spanish-language content and frequently for PBS. Her features and shorts have shown at venues like the Sundance, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Locarno Film Festivals, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, New York Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Channel, Al Jazeera, and NHK-Japan. Feature documentary and short film credits include NEW MUSLIM COOL, DAISY AND MAX, PAULINA, MESSAGE TO ZAIRE/THE TALK, HOME FRONT, STREET KNOWLEDGE 2 COLLEGE, VISITING DAY, and REDNECK MUSLIM. more...
Advisor
Maxine Trump got her start in radio and television, working for seven years in program development for BBC Comedy in the UK. She emigrated to the US to become a director of television commercials and has received both Gold and Silver BDA awards for her work. more...
Advisor
DAWN VALADEZ, is a queer, Xicana, filmmaker, social worker, artist, youth development specialist, resource wrangler, and impact strategist. more...

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