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Free workshop will teach teens the art of documentary filmmaking

Teens aged 13 to 19 are invited to an intensive two-day workshop led by 15-year documentary filmmaker, Aeyliya Husain



The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers Toronto (LIFT) is holding a two-day intensive workshop on introduction to independent documentary filmmaking at the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library on Nov. 3 and 4.

This workshop is free, teen-only (ages 13 - 19), and is being hosted in the Digital Creator North space - a new digital media lab for teens in the Centennial Public Library, 50 East St.

This lecture-based and hands-on workshop gives participants an overview of all the stages involved in independent documentary filmmaking and is a must for beginning directors and producers.

Learn about prepping for your shoot, crewing up, interviewing techniques, the fundamentals of production, basic cinematography, the importance of sound, and getting all your shots.

This workshop is a general overview for new filmmakers and a great starting point for your filmmaking education as it pertains to documentary filmmaking.

Introduction to independent documentary filmmaking will be facilitated by LIFT’s own Aeyliya Husain. Aeyliya is an award winning documentary filmmaker, who has 15 years of writing, directing and producing experience in film and television. She has directed with the National Film Board of Canada and produced work for broadcasters, such as, CBC, BBC, National Geographic, Discovery, and VICE.

Her most recent film, Shooting War, had its world premiere this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival.

She is currently in post-production on an hour long film, Urban Inuk. Through this character driven film, young Inuit explore their identity and place in the Canadian urban landscape.

The workshop will run from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Only 12 spots are available so please contact the library or email to reserve your spot. Refreshments will be served and cameras and gear will be provided.