Video Pool Studio | Saturday November 17 & Sunday November 18 | 12pm – 6pm
This specialized workshop series is free and is designed as an award. As such applicants are requested to make a case to be selected.
The Winnipeg Film Group is partnering with the National Film Board of Canada to offer workshops for women interested in building on their skills in the areas of sound, editing and camera.
CAMERA IN DOCUMENTARY FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
All applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday November 9.
About the course: Successful applicants will get the opportunity to attend a 2 day crash course utilizing Camera in documentary film. The class will focus on Shot Composition, Camera Techniques and how the DOP work and the story of the documentary intersect. The class will be taught by filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung.
We are looking for passionate filmmakers and creative crew who want to learn all facets of the world of Camera in documentary filmmaking.
About the Instructor: Tiffany Hsiung is an award-winning filmmaker based in Toronto. Whether it is filmmaking or teaching, Hsiung’s work has taken her through and beyond the diverse communities of her hometown, and well across the globe.
Her socially conscious work and dynamic artistry sparks a unique energy in the stories of marginalized individuals and communities. Hsiung’s approach to storytelling is driven by the relationship that is built with the people she meets. By shooting much of her own work, Hsiung obtains unobtrusive access to the stories she captures.
Hsiung is a graduate of Ryerson University, where she studied film production. She was the recipient of the Norman Jewison award. Her award winning short film ‘Binding Borders’ (2007), screened in film festivals internationally and propelled her to direct the RCI/CBC six-part mini series on Beijing’s first ever Olympic Games, ‘A New Face for Beijing’ (2008). Since 2009 Hsiung has been documenting the lives of 3 survivors of military sexual slavery in Korea, Philippines and China during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army for her debut feature length documentary The Apology (2016) A National Film board of Canada production. With a successful world premiere at Hot Docs International Documentary Festival, The Apology was one of the festivals top 10 films and at the International premiere in Busan International film festival (Asia’s largest film festival) The Apology took home the Busan Cinephile Award for best documentary as well as the audience award in Ireland at the Cork Film Festival followed by special jury mention for the UNESCO Gandhi Medal at the 47th International film festival of India, Goa.
In October 2017, Hsiung was nominated for a Director’s guild of Canada award for excellence in Documentary and just recently returned from Oslo, Norway where The Apology won Best Documentary at the 27th Oslo, Films from the South International Film Festival.
The film has currently secured U.S, Korean and Chinese distribution and was theatrically released in Canada.
Hsiung is currently working on her second feature film that is currently in development.
Her work is fundamentally based on cross-cultural and intergenerational themes set to inspire younger generations and viewers to learn about their own cultures – and social responsibility in the global community.
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