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Getting Your Shit Together with Bisong Taiwo


Thurs, Feb 18th | 6-8pm | Zoom Session

*Note:  This workshop will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email with the link to participate.

Wearing multiple hats when creating your first short films is a normal process for independent filmmakers. In this workshop, Bisong Taiwo will discuss his personal experiences taking a film from concept to completion which includes directing, cinematography, editing and producing his own work. Bisong will go over the pros and cons of having complete creative control of your film- time management during production, understanding the skill set of specific positions along with the strength and the impact of post-production work.


Bisong Taiwo is a Nigerian Canadian filmmaker based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bisong’s films merge spirituality with genre, and he has been producing them for the last three years, directing three short films, a narrative feature, and a documentary short. Bisong’s short thriller, Saving Grace, screened at the 2018 Gimli Film Festival and was acquired by the Winnipeg Film Group for distribution.

He also directed the Christmas short film, Advent Messiah, a re-imagining of the nativity story told using miniature models which plays for Catholic schools around the province. Bisong’s first narrative feature, Time Sleeper, is a sci-fi drama that screened at the 2020 Afro Prairie Film Festival, where he was presented with the Emerging Filmmaker Award by the Reelworld Screen Institute. Time Sleeper also screened at the 2020 Reelworld Film Festival.

His documentary film, Memoirs of Salone, a collection of memories about the people and culture of Sierra Leone, screened at the 2020 Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival. Bisong’s dream is to produce films that attain a level of spiritual quality matched only by the saints; simultaneously entertaining his audiences while getting them to ponder on the mysteries of theology.



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Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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$10 members, $20 General


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