• May 20, 2023 10:00
  • 2‑Day Small File Filmmaking Workshop

    Learning & Outreach

    Interested in filmmaking but intimidated by expensive equipment and fancy software? Learn the hyper-creative, environmentally friendly, punk-chic practice of small file filmmaking! The Cinematheque has teamed up with the Small File Media Festival to offer this two-day workshop on making films with tiny carbon footprints and huge creative impact. 

    Saturday’s workshop will cover the basic steps of filmmaking (pre-production, shooting, editing) as well as the motivations and techniques behind small file filmmaking. While mainstream media is becoming increasingly high-definition, with proportionally higher electricity demands for streaming and storing, small file films embrace glitchy images and abstract compositions. Participants will watch a selection of small file films for inspiration before forming small groups to plan their own original projects. On Sunday, we will cover camera and lighting techniques before shooting and editing the films. All films produced will be eligible for the 2023 Small File Media Festival on The Cinematheque’s big screen in October.

    All levels of experience are welcome!

    May 20 (Saturday) 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    May 21 (Sunday) 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Location: We will meet in the lobby of The Cinematheque on both days. 

    Cost: Free
    Please note that spots in our filmmaking workshops are very limited and in demand.
    Generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts makes it possible for us to waive our usual registration fee.

    Ages: 18+
    Please note, this workshop is now sold out.

    We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

    SFMF Michael