The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s UNSUNG VOICES YOUTH VIDEO PRODUCTION WORKSHOP will provide young Asian Canadians with a keen interest in film the necessary skills to express themselves as artists, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story. Youth participants, who may otherwise not be have the opportunity to engage in filmmaking, will be provided the means for producing their own 8-minute (maximum), Asian Canadian video in any genre (fiction, documentary, experimental). Each work will be produced with fellow workshop participants and within the community. The entire video collection will receive a worldwide premiere at the 17th Annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2013 and may be considered for additional national and international screenings. The programme is presented in collaboration with Charles Street Video.
The process is intentionally multi-faceted. By encouraging new work with a uniquely Asian Canadian perspective, new media works by young filmmakers who represent the community will contribute to diverse voices and content on screen.
PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS & OUTLINE
Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24*, have minimal experience but a keen interest in film- or video-making, and be of Asian heritage living in the Greater Toronto Area for the duration of the workshop dates. Applicants under the age of 18 will be required to submit parental consent.
Applicants must be able to commit to workshops and meetings in downtown Toronto from late June to mid-August. Participants are expected to commit additional time as needed, outside of workshop hours, to develop and plan their project.
Film Festival World Premiere:
17th Annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Nov 5-10 (screening date TBA)
Please attach a 1-2 page proposal outlining:
4. SUBMISSION Deadline
Fill out application form in full before Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – 5pm. Download form here (word or pdf).
UNSUNG VOICES - Youth Video Production Workshop
ATTN: Aram Siu Wai Collier
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
401 Richmond St West, Suite 309 Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
The Summer Youth Video Production Workshop is a collaboration between Reel Asian and Charles Street Video.
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