ClassWork Film Track: Narrative Film

A sequence of narrative filmmaking classes that can be taken over a three-month period with experienced instructors.

6:30–8:30pm (Classroom 1)

Unlimited Classes

Take as many as you want for $350 month. Or for $500 month also get a daily work space.

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ClassWork Film Track is a sequence of classes that can be taken over a three-month period with experienced instructors guiding you through the ins and outs of producing your film. The two tracks taking place this fall, spanning August – November, will concentrate on narrative and documentary filmmaking. In January 2019, we will launch two fresh tracks covering episodic filmmaking plus one for aspiring producers. 

The classes will help you grow professionally and take a deep dive into the strategic execution of a film project; this will be central throughout all the tracks. Topics will range from developing a film plan based on your screenplay and finding your voice to fundraising and selling your film. Less weight will be put on learning technical film skills.

Film Track: Narrative (subject to change)

September 23 / Directing the Independent Film: Prep Is Everything
Lou Howe (Writer, Director of Gabriel)

September 29 / Idea to Script: Writing an Indie Feature
Annie J. Howell (Screenwriter, Director of Small, Beautifully Moving Parts and Claire in Motion)

Oct. 18, 25, and Nov. 1* / DIY Distribution and Festival Strategies
Tom Hall (Executive Director at the Montclair Film Festival)
November / Indie Producing 201: A Closer Look at Film Production
Atit Shah (producer of Money and film financing expert)

*This three-part class will be held from 6:30pm-8:30pm. All other classes will take place on a Saturday or Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Take four Narrative Film Track classes for $490 (regular price) or $390 (IFP / Media Center members).

What You Will Learn

  • Get an insight into an indie screenwriting career. 

  • Lay the foundation of work to make the actual shooting of your movie as smooth as possible.

  • Learn how to keep your financing models current and how to stay afloat. 

  • Navigate the landscape of film festivals and digital services to achieve the unique goals for your project. 

About the instructor

Film Track Instructors

Film Track Instructors

Our instructors for the narrative and documentary tracks are: Atit Shah (Money), Lou Howe (Gabriel), Stephanie Ching & Ellen Martinez (After Spring), and Tom Hall (Montclair Film Festival). Their works have collectively premiered and screened at festivals such as Tribeca Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Outfest, AFI Docs, Hot Docs, London Film Festival.

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