with CAROL GEDDES
This workshop will have selected participants send their outlines or scripts, or treatments, ahead of time so the instructor can review them before the film festival. During the festival, Carol will meet one on one with the participants to workshop their idea. Feedback will be a view to creating a story arc that is consistent with a structure that works with the right dramatic beats. It's an
exercise in economy and having people go away with the knowledge that no matter what, there is a definite 'blueprint' that is needed before you shoot. Carol will also help the filmmakers tailor their ideas to specific target markets, which will help w
ith developmental and production funding and broadcast
windows. With Carol's experience in numerous genres, having successfully produced and directed dramas, documentaries and animation, she will be able to give feedback to a wide variety of projects.. As it often takes many years to bring a script to production, being able to fine tune their ideas/scripts at an early stage, they can achieve more focused and professional applications to funders and broadcasters.
Born in Teslin, Yukon, of the Inland Tlingit people, Carol's first major film, Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief, won a Silver Medal for Educational Documentary in San Francisco and set her on an award-winning career in the industry. Since then Geddes, a now internationally acclaimed filmmaker and writer,
has produced 25 documentary films and television programs. Her second major film, Picturing A People, won an Outstanding Achievement Award and a Gemini nomination for the Best Canadian Documentary in 1997. Whether writing, producing or directing, her prolific output has highlighted the stories and struggles of Aboriginal life in Canada. Her latest film, the animation Two Winters:
Tales From Above the Earth won nine national and international awards. In 2002, Geddes was the recipient of the Queen's Royal Jubilee Medal for her
outstanding contributions to the cultural community. She has served on the Teslin Tlingit Council, the Yukon Heritage Resources Board, the Canadian Council for the Arts, the Yukon Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Conference of the Arts, the National Film Board of Canada, and the Women in Media Foundation.
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