This workshop introduces participants to the elements needed to make an independent film. Participants will walk through the filmmaking process from beginning to end. In addition, they will receive a better understanding of the various jobs on a film set, and how they work in conjunction with each other. A special focus will be made on the tools and resources that are available for making films in Nova Scotia.
Instructors: Stephanie Joline
Stephanie Joline is an Indigenous writer, director, and producer based in K’jipuktuk/Halifax, Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia. Her Indigenous roots come from her mother who is Inuit from Labrador; her father is French Acadian from the South shore of Nova Scotia. Equally adept at film and television, Stephanie's stories provoke conversation, break boundaries, and are deeply rooted in inclusivity and feminism. Stephanie is part of a new cohort of filmmakers who are elevating Nova Scotia screen arts, executing big ideas on small budgets, to an international level.
Her feature films include Night Blooms (2021, starring Jessica Clement and Nick Stahl), a coming-of-age story set in the 1990s; Stream Me (2020), about an Indigenous teen who immerses herself in online gaming; and her debut Play Your Gender (2016), a documentary that pulls back the curtain on gender bias in the music industry, featuring interviews with Patty Schemel, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Sara Quin. Play Your Gender was awarded the Edith Lando Peace Prize, for the film which best utilizes the power of cinema to further social justice and peace, from the 2017 Reel 2 Real Film Festival in Vancouver.
Stephanie has also directed for television (Spirit Talker, 2019, APTN), made several short films, and created music videos for Beauts, Nathan Wiley, and The Superfantastics among others. She’s currently developing her next feature film, Time Tripping, a genre-bending thriller.
Please note dates are tentative and subject to change, workshops may be added or removed depending on registration numbers and interest.
Price: $25/35 including HST (AFCOOP members / non-members)