Join the Detroit Film Theatre on June 20th at 7pm for an evening of short films by
internationally acclaimed Armenian-American artist Oksana Mirzoyan. The collection of work is
a celebration of her most recent narrative accomplishments created in Armenia and Detroit as a
2016 Kresge Fellow. Mirzoyan is a former refugee and immigrant with a personal narrative that
informs her work as a writer/director. She explores themes of poverty, gender/sexuality and
identity through the feminine gaze. Screening starts at 7pm with a Q&A immediately following,
hosted by Greg Baise. This is a free, public event in partnership with The Armenian Artist
Collective and Final Girls, a Detroit based female filmmaking collective.
You have a great idea for a narrative or documentary film, but you don`t know what to do next to make it a reality. In our session, we`ll put these ideas in writing by making a "treatment" and talk about the next steps we can talk towards making these ideas a reality. We`ll use screenwriting and production strategies to get our treatments into shape and share a treasure trove of tools for getting the resources you need to move the project forward. Everyone will leave with a treatment for their Big Idea in hand.
Join the Sundance Institute Creative Producing team and experienced feature film producers as they present a discussion on strategies for low- and micro-budget features, the role of the creative producer, and developing critical partnerships and audience engagement plans. We’ll also share best practices for building your professional network and sustaining your producing career.
The master class is FREE and attendance is first-come, first-served.
The Creative Producing Master Class is presented by Sundance Institute in collaboration with Cinetopia and Final Girls. This program is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For more information and to register please click here.
Directors of four in-progress documentaries, including Final Girls members Juanita Anderson and Andrea Claire Morningstar, will be on hand to show off their work at this Works-in-Progress event, which is being co-presented by Facing Change: Documenting Detroit in partnership with Planet Ant Training Center.
At this free event, the filmmakers will talk about their movies, their filmmaking careers and offer short sneak peeks at their upcoming films.
Join Final Girls for a half-day boot camp on the fundamentals of turning your video journalism skills into a viable profession. Using case studies and a hands-on approach, we will uncover the process of getting work in both journalism and corporate doc-style or branded content from beginning to end.
What is it like to be a writer, director, storyteller, and woman in the film industry? How does the past, current, and potential future climate of filmmaking look for women working and teaching in the field? Join a panel of filmmakers as they discuss their experiences finding, creating, and telling stories.
Searching for her roots, Asha returns to her family’s home on a rural coconut plantation in Trinidad. Despite racial taboos, her aunt’s admonitions, political turmoil and mysterious hauntings from ancestral spirits, Asha embarks on a forbidden relationship with Roger, a young fisherman who shares her desire to look beyond the physical world.