Aspiring filmmakers being urged to register for workshop

first_imgAs excited filmmakers and aspiring ones across Guyana continues to prepare their films for a chance to have their films screened at this year’s third annual Timehri Film Festival, it was recently announced that persons still have an opportunity to participate in its Documentary Filmmaking Workshop.Speaking to Guyana Times on Monday, Marketing and Logistics Director of the Festival, Alysia Christiani said persons interested in being part of the workshop – which is scheduled for May 28 to June 2 at the Business School, Brickdam Georgetown – can register online at timehrifilmfestival.com/documentary-workshop.Christiani informed that the workshop will be beneficial to filmmakers and even those who are aspiring, but do not know where to start.During the course, participants will learn how to create short documentaries focused on stories within their communities. It is also expected that the course will explore how the fundamental storytelling methods used in fiction, can be used to create immersive non-fiction films among others. The students will also learn the fundamentals of interviewing subjects, conducting research and documentary shots.The deadline for registration is May 28. The cost of registration from now until April 30 will be $36,000. Late registration fee will be $41,000.As it relates to the Film Festival, slated for May to June this year in Georgetown, outstanding films submitted by participants will be selected by a panel to be screened at the event.Culture, Youth and Sport Minister, Dr George Norton on Friday last noted his eagerness to be part of the event. He said although it is being hosted by a private organisation, he is happy that it is becoming a reality.Last year’s Film Festival was held during the months of May and June. It lasted for six days and reportedly featured over 26 short films.The activity saw partnerships with different countries. It was reported also that last year’s screenings of the short films were held at different locations across the country, mainly to target a wider audience.“Adero”, a short film which won the 2015 Caribbean Film Project, and was directed by Guyanese Kojo McPherson, was screened at MORAY House attracting a major audience including First Lady Sandra Granger and Ministerial Advisor on Public Telecommunications, Enrico Woolford.The film was about a brooding 30-odd-year-old corporate drone on a quest to find his true identity; journeying through his dreams as much as in the physical world.last_img read more