Actor directing and staging | In person

Actor directing and staging | In person



Actor directing and staging | In person

Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

Saturday March 25, 2023
10 am - 5 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

Instructor | Kristina Wagenbauer (Sashinka)

Members $150 | Non-members $225

This workshop offers a rare opportunity to get behind the scenes of the work between the director and his actors. Kristina Wagenbauer will enable you to explore all the stages of directing actors, from the crucial choice of casting, to the rehearsals at the table and the work on set.  Through several concrete examples from her films, Kristina will present her work methodology to get the best out of her actors and actresses. You will develop your ability to communicate your intentions to the actors and actresses and to translate them in terms of framing.

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Kristina Wagenbauer

Kristina is a Canadian writer and director of Russian and Swiss descent. After writing and directing several award-winning short films, she co-wrote and directed her first feature film Sashinka, funded by Telefilm Canada’s Talent for Hire Fund. Her films have been selected for 100+ festivals, including the Locarno Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, New Cinema Festival and Seattle International Film Festival. Noted for her sensitivity, quirky humor and excellent directing, Kristina Wagenbauer’s work has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2021, in conjunction with the release of her documentary film, Babushka, in competition at RIDM, Kristina will travel to Switzerland to shoot episodes of the series Avoir l’âge for RTS. She is currently developing Superluminal, a feature-length fiction film produced by Art&Essai and several other fiction and documentary projects.

Health measures related to COVID-19:

  • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
  • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
  • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
  • Participants may use the washrooms


- Online (Eventbrite)

- By phone
514 845 7442 (VISA / Paypal on request)

- At the office
Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm (Interac - VISA - Cash)

Your registration is confirmed once payment is complete