This workshop is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn each stage of the documentary filmmaking process.
Price: $40/50+HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)
Instructor: Donna Davies
Donna Davies is a filmmaker from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Her foray into filmmaking began at Island Media Art Co-op and The Atlantic Filmmaker’s Co-op where she made a number of shorts including Town Shoe Repair and A Space for Sara.
Davies finessed her filmmaking skills at the NFB where she wrote and directed The Kitchen Goddess, an exploration of women’s wisdom and the feature length music documentary A Sigh & A Wish. She has since gone on to make dozens of award winning films that have toured festivals internationally and been broadcast on a variety of channels in Canada and the US including CBC, Bravo, The Movie Network, IFC, HBO, Starz and EPIX.
Davies’ feature documentary, Nightmare Factory, has won numerous international awards including Best Documentary Feature at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, Award of Excellence at Indie Fest and The Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Mile High Horror Film Festival. Fanarchy, her most recent feature doc is currently airing on The Movie Network in Canada and HULU in the US.
Davies is a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, Women in Film and Television and Screen Nova Scotia. She is the owner of Ruby Tree Films, a full-service Halifax production company.