Sedona International Film Festival
Film Festival Workshops Free & Open to Everyone!
The Sedona International Film Festival, (taking place February 18th – 26th, 2012), is proud to offer a series of free workshops on a variety of timely and important topics. These are open to everyone, free of charge, from the beginning filmmaker to the seasoned professional, to the film lover who wants a glimpse behind the scenes. All of the workshops will be hosted by Academy Award-winner Kathleen Glynn and will be taking place at the The Mary D. Fisher Theatre, located at 2030 State Route 89A in West Sedona. Below you will find the workshops schedule for this years festival. If you have not purchased you passes for the Sedona International Film Festival, don’t delay, click here and order your passes today!
Workshops for the Sedona International Film Festival
02/21/12 – Screenwriting Workshop (9:00 am)
Whether it’s a Hollywood blockbuster, a documentary, or a short film, it all begins with the story. From concept to pitch, to finished script, we will discuss what goes in to getting your story green lit. Studio or independent: What is best for your screenplay? Oscar-winning screenwriter Bobby Moresco (Crash) and Emmy-nominated screenwriter Sterling Anderson will cover what it takes to get your idea from concept to page to screen.
02/22/12 – Production Design Workshop (9:00 am)
Join Rick Markovitz and a team of production designers and cinematographers for a lively and informative discussion on how to make a director’s vision come to life. Cinematographers from independent to Hollywood, discuss traditional film and contemporary techniques used to visually tell a story. Talk about technical and artistic choices which determine emotional and intellectual quality of the scene. Panelists will include: Tom Walsh (President of the Art Directors Guild), Jeannine Oppewall (a multiple award-winning and Oscar-nominated production designer), and Steven Poster (president of the International Cinematographers Guild).
02/23/12 – Women Documentary Filmmakers Workshop (9:00 am)
Some of the best documentaries in our festival lineup have been directed, produced and written by women. We will honor them and get the behind-the-scenes secrets of their success in this riveting, informative and entertaining workshop. Featured award-winning panelists include: Gini Reticker (Pray the Devil Back to Hell), Connie Marks (Being Elmo), Margaret Betts (The Carrier), Joanne Doroshow (Hot Coffee) and Kathleen Glynn herself (Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11).
02/24/12 – Music and Lyrics in the Movies Workshop (9:00 am)
Music really makes a movie. It can take a great script, great acting and great direction and catapult it to an award-winning final product. Academy Award-winning lyricist Don Black — whose credits include Born Free, To Sir With Love, True Grit and Diamonds Are Forever) is joining us for a conversation and discussion about the role of music in the movies and bringing stories to life through lyrics and song.