The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival’s Unsung Voices: Youth Video Production Workshop will provide young Asian Canadians with a keen interest in film the necessary skills to express themselves as artists, learn from professionals in the field, and to produce a distinctly Asian Canadian story.
Select youth, who may otherwise not be have the opportunity to engage in filmmaking, will be provided the means for producing their own film (8 mins maximum), in any genre (fiction, documentary, experimental). Each work will be produced with fellow workshop participants and within the community. The entire collection of films will receive a world premiere at the 21st Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in November 2017 and may be considered for additional national and international screenings.
- There is no fee required to apply to the workshop program
- Basic production costs will be provided during the sessions
- Workshop will be conducted in downtown Toronto in June-July 2017 (approximately 12 workshop dates, excluding shooting days, orientations and final sessions)
- Participants will learn the necessary skills to complete a video production successfully:
- Technical (writing, visual storytelling, image creation, non-linear digital editing)
- Creative (critical thinking skills about filmmaking & arts practice)
- Management (team leadership, working in groups, planning for production)
The process is intentionally multi-faceted. By encouraging new work with a uniquely Asian Canadian perspective, new media works by young filmmakers who represent the community will contribute to diverse voices and content on screen.
Applications are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!