Introduction to Independent Dramatic Filmmaking with Sarah Goodman

We are excited to be hosting a workshop presented by Sarah Goodman!

Introduction to Independent Dramatic Filmmaking with Sarah Goodman (6 hours)

This lecture-based course gives participants an overview of all the stages involved in independent dramatic filmmaking and is a must for beginning directors and producers of fiction films. Learn about the screenwriting
process, planning your workflow, prepping for your shoot, crewing up, making it happen on a micro-budget, casting, the fundamentals of production, the language of the shot, the importance of sound, managing the set, how to approach editing and options for funding and exhibiting your film. This workshop is a general overview for new filmmakers and a great starting point for your filmmaking education as it pertains to dramatic filmmaking.

About Sarah Goodman

Sarah Goodman’s ARMY OF ONE (Hot Docs Best Canadian Documentary Award 2004, Gemini Nomination [Canadian Emmy] for Best Director 2005) and WHEN WE WERE BOYS (Donald Brittain Gemini Nomination for Best Social Political Documentary 2011, Indiewire Top 10 Documentaries of 2009) launched her career. International critical acclaim for the films brought theatrical release and festival runs at TIFF, Amsterdam (IDFA), Berlin, Hotdocs, True/False, Hamptons, and Krakow, among others. Her work has broadcast on CBC, BBC, IFC, Discovery Times, IFC and the Documentary Channel, among others. The New York Times described Army of One as “almost shockingly intimate”, Variety called it “riveting and timely”, and Cinema Eye described When We Were Boys as “an extraordinary film…reminds one of Francois Truffaut’s L’Argent du Poche.”

Goodman’s award winning first feature drama PORCH STORIES will release theatrically in June 2015 by distributor Kinosmith. Her short HIDDEN DRIVEWAY premiered at TIFF 2011, and her new feature in development, LAKE 239, was a finalist for Telefilm’s PITCH THIS competition at TIFF 2014.

Goodman also writes and directs non-fiction television for History Television, Discovery, BBC, CBC, Global and W Network, among others. She has taught film at Humber College and is the Director-in-Residence at Royal St. Georges College and the Toronto Public Library. She is an alumnus of the TIFF Talent Lab and Berlinale Talent Campus.

Saturday March 28th
10AM to 5PM
355 Clarence Street

This workshop is part of LIFT’s Touring Filmmaking Workshops with media arts centers throughout Ontario.
The touring program is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF)

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