ClassWork Film Track: Narrative Film

10–5pm (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 first two tracks, starting this February, will concentrate on narrative and documentary filmmaking. In May, we will launch two fresh tracks covering episodic filmmaking plus one for aspiring producers. All the tracks will repeat in the second half of 2018. 

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.

ClassWork Film Track: Narrative
February 10         Insider Strategies for an Indie Screenwriting Career            
                             Ingrid Jungermann

March 3                Directing the Independent Film: Prep Is Everything               
                              Lou Howe

April 14                  DIY Distribution and Festivals                                                
                              Tom Hall

April 21                 Indie Producing 101: Strategies for Financing                        
                             Atit Shah

All classes will take place on a Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Check the Film Track on documentary filmmaking here

Take all four classes in one track and spend only: 
$490 (regular)/ $320 (IFP & Media Center members).

An individual six-hour class costs:
$150 (regular)/ $105 (IFP & Media Center members).

Are you interested in taking additional classes? Look into our special deals. With a Silver Package ($350) or Golden Package ($500) you can take unlimited classes for one month plus enjoy Media Center membership benefits.

PLEASE NOTE, a Silver or Gold Package is valid for one month only; therefore, this deal can't be used to register for a Film Track which extends over a period of three months.

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 first tracks are: Atit Shah (Money), Ingrid Jungermann (Women Who Kill), Jessica Devaney (Speed Sisters), Lou Howe (Gabriel) and Stephanie Ching & Ellen Martinez (After Spring). 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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