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4 FREE PROGRAMS
MAY 6 - JUNE 2, 2024

MAKE YOUR OWN FILM
 
CERTIFICATIONS
GIVEAWAYS & AWARDS
PROFESSIONAL GEAR INCLUDED
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
PROMOTION & DISTRIBUTION
ONGOING MENTORSHIP 

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY

The Empowered Filmmaker is an indigenous-focused film program designed to take individuals with no prior knowledge in filmmaking and shape them into self-sufficient, nimble and powerful media content creators.

Agenda
APPLY NOW
GRANDE PRAIRIE

Location: 10507 98 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4L1

May 6 - 10, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm

 

in partnership with

Grande Prairie

Friendship Centre

RED DEER

Location: 4214 58th Street

Red Deer, AB T4N 2L6 

 

May 13 - 17, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm

in partnership with

Urban Aboriginal

Voices Society

MEDICINE HAT

Location: 517 3rd St SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0H2

May 20 - 24, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm

in partnership with

Miywasin

Friendship Centre

CRANBROOK

Location: 7500 Mission Rd,

Cranbrook, BC V1C 7E5

May 28 - June 2, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm

in partnership with

ʔaq'am &

Ktunaxa Nation

IN 2023 WE TRAINED 100 FILMMAKERS AND PRODUCED 42 FILMS!

AGENDA
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Introductions & Program Overview
Empowered Filmmaker 101

Production Structure/Filmmaking Styles
Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Establishing our Production Teams
Brainstorming & Pitch Development
Script/Storyboard Creation
Interview Technique/Messaging Workshop
Technical Shooting with 4K Gimbals
Camera Movement Workshop
Video Production Workflow
On Location Filming
Importing and Organizing Footage
Editing Sequences in Adobe Premiere
Post-Production Techniques
Titles & Sound Design
Finalizing and Exporting our Films
Funding Opportunities and Distribution
Film Festival & Awards Ceremony
Official Certifications & Prizes
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Future Indigenous Filmmakers.

Founded in 2017, Empowered Filmmaker has now trained more than 435 indigenous filmmakers and produced more than 130 films across BC and Alberta. Empowered Filmmaker is a 5-day intensive, all-inclusive film program with all equipment and training provided. Our participants apply with a concept and have a finished film at the completion of the program which is showcased at our very own community film festival and awards ceremony. No experience is necessary to apply. There is no cost to participants.

We believe in lifting up indigenous voices through positive storytelling. Our goal is to build an army of indigenous filmmakers to tell the stories that matter.


This program is supported by TELUS STORYHIVE & VoVo Productions.

Completed documentaries will be made available on TELUS Optik TV® On Demand. Official certifications, awards and special prizes are included as well as access to grants and ongoing professional opportunities.
AGENDA
DAY 1
DAY 2
DAY 3
DAY 4
DAY 5
Introductions & Program Overview
Empowered Filmmaker 101

Production Structure/Filmmaking Styles
Introduction to Visual Storytelling
Establishing our Production Teams
Brainstorming & Pitch Development
Script/Storyboard Creation
Interview Technique/Messaging Workshop
Technical Shooting with 4K Gimbals
Camera Movement Workshop
Video Productions Workflow
On Location Filming
Importing and Organizing Footage
Editing Sequences in Adobe Premiere
Post-Production Techniques
Titles & Sound Design
Finalizing and Exporting our Films
Funding Opportunities and Distribution
Film Festival & Awards Ceremony
Official Certifications & Prizes
WE HAVE TRAINED OVER
435+ INDIVIDUALS to
BE SELF-SUFFICIENT, EMPOWERED FILMMAKERS.
MEET THE TEAM
Farhan Umedaly
Lead Instructor
Mursal Bahri
Facilitator
Oscar Ruiz
Facilitator
Skeena Bobeena
Emotional Support Dog
Team
ABOUT TELUS STORYHIVE
TELUS STORYHIVE has supported thousands of local content creators across B.C. and Alberta since 2013, providing over $59 million in production funding and creating a safe space for storytellers to hone their skills and bring the projects they care about to life. The team is proud to help empower diverse emerging content creators to tell stories that reflect their communities and culture. For more information, visit https://www.storyhive.com/
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IN our program, we honour participants who lift up others and are dedicated to positive change.