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Female filmmakers unite

Posted By Deborah Lee On Nov 16, 2011 @ 9:06 pm In Arts | Comments Disabled

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If it weren’t already pretty obvious, you should know that creating a film is hard. Even some of the greatest filmmakers we know today had to start from the most modest of beginnings [1]. Thankfully, the Gender Equity Resources Center [2] is reaching out to Cal’s film [3] community [4], particularly to aspiring female filmmakers who have the burden of breaking into a male-dominated industry, by sponsoring a workshop that will teach students the basic steps of film production. The workshop will take place on Friday, Nov. 18 in 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Scarlett Shepard [5], founder and executive director of the Women’s Film Institute [6], will teach participants how to approach each step in creating a film such as thinking out a story/concept, finding ways to fund and distribute your project and dealing with post-production issues. After the workshop there will be a screening of a collection of short films that will be featured in this year’s Women’s Film Festival [7].

There will also be free refreshments. We all love free stuff, right? Yes, yes we do. Go for the artistic cause, stay for the snacks.

Image source: David_Howell [8] under Creative Commons
“Film: Women’s Film Institute workshop and screening” [UC Berkeley Events [9]]

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[1] beginnings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhMlUd6b7iM&feature=related

[2] Gender Equity Resources Center: http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/geneq.html?event_ID=45619&date=2011-11-18&filter=Sponsor&filtersel=

[3] film: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/09/21/berkeley-grad-students-nominated-for-emmys/

[4] community: http://clog.dailycal.org/2011/09/25/campus-moviefest-2011/

[5] Scarlett Shepard: http://www.scarlettshepard.com/

[6] Women’s Film Institute: http://www.womensfilminstitute.com/

[7] Women’s Film Festival: http://www.womensfilminstitute.com/sf-womens-film-festival

[8] David_Howell: http://www.flickr.com/photos/taoofdavid/2679810097/

[9] UC Berkeley Events: http://events.berkeley.edu/

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