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Introduction to Filmmaking
Writing and Directing
Performing the Process: In PersonNOTE: This workshop is in person. It is recommended that participants wear a mask while on the premises.
Registration for this workshop will be prioritized for participants of the Black and African diaspora.
During this process cinema workshop, participants will learn analogue filmmaking techniques including how to shoot 16mm film on a Bolex camera and eco-process it with the goal of creating a collective piece. Throughout the workshop we will touch upon the process of filmmaking as performance for Black artists and carving out new spaces for us to thrive as a community to continue to create works and archives within the realm of analogue filmmaking.
Previous experience with 16mm not required.
part 1: Tue 21 November 2023, 6 - 10 pm(Registration deadline is Tue 21 November 5:00 pm)
part 2: Thu 23 November 2023, 6 - 10 pm
Instructor: Sonya Mwambu
Sonya Mwambu is an experimental filmmaker and editor based in Toronto. Born in Kampala, they grew up in Canada and their work centres on the intersections of their identities through the exploration of race, gender, language and the connections they find through the experimentations of analogue film. Their films have shown at Nuit Blanche Toronto, the8fest, Toronto Queer Film Festival, McMaster Museum of Art, Cinema Politica, Toronto History Museums and Queer City Cinema. Their work has also been published in qumra journal, pitch magazine and The Archive of Forgetfulness supported by the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg. Their last digital project was commissioned by the Art Gallery of Ontario in collaboration with Nada El-Omari. Mwambu holds a BFA in Film Production from York University.
Location: 1137 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario M6H 2A3
Category: New Take
Maximum Capacity: 6
8 hours of instruction in 2 parts$150 /member$175 /nonmember