Alternative Approaches to Documentary Filmmaking | In person

Alternative Approaches to Documentary Filmmaking | In person






Alternative Approaches to Documentary Filmmaking | In person

Workshop - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2022

Tuesday December 6, 2022 - Thursday December 8, 2022
6 pm - 9 pm

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

Instructor | Miryam Charles (Cette Maison, Les Temps, Deuxième génération)

Members 90$ | Non-members 120$

Participants will discover unconventional forms of documentary, including collage, cinéma vérité and experimental documentary, with film examples to illustrate each approach. Topics such as aesthetics, the use of sound, interview techniques and the connection between the filmmaker and the characters will be explored from a different perspective. The goal of this workshop is to present participants with new approaches to telling their stories in a way that distinguishes them from the rest.

The workshop will be given in French but questions may be asked in English.

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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.

Miryam Charles

Miryam Charles is a director and producer living in Montreal. She has produced and photographed several short fiction films as well as feature films. She is also the director of several short films. Her films have been presented in various festivals in Quebec and internationally. She is currently working on her first feature documentary film This House (Talents en vue, SODEC) and is in development on a short fiction film Au crépuscule (SODEC créateurs émergents), a drama series Jou va, jou vien (Banff/Netflix Diversity of Voices + Trio Orange) as well as a feature fiction film Le marabout (La forge Québec cinéma/Netflix + Voyelles Films).


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