DIY Documentary

ADMISSION: $75 / $50 members
* Also included in the GST Delegate Pass – available for
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Canada Council for the Arts

Master Class supported by the Canada Council for the Arts

In this master lecture, Scott Hamilton Kennedy (Los Angeles) will talk about his experiences as a feature documentary filmmaker, from the original story idea to the final output of the finished film. Kennedy will discuss what he considers to be the must-have elements of a successful documentary, including conflict, theme and characters. He will also address strategies for financing projects, including online fundraising, as well as for independent marketing and distribution. With examples from his first feature OT: our town, his Academy Award nominated documentary The Garden, and his current project Fame High, Kennedy’s lessons learned are provocative, practical and inspiring.