Alternative narrativity in fiction | In person

Alternative narrativity in fiction | In person



Alternative narrativity in fiction | In person

Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

Wednesday February 22, 2023
6 pm - 9 pm

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

Instructor | Ryan McKenna (Le coeur de Madame Sabali, Promenades nocturnes)

Members $60 | Non-members $90

Fiction films are often presented in a very conventional structure and style; it is up to the filmmaker to let his or her imagination run wild to find new ways to tell the stories that inhabit it. In this theoretical workshop, the participants will discover how to deconstruct the story, and add a touch of realism, through film clips and creative exercises. Discover and integrate new ways of approaching fiction into your projects!

Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

You are encouraged to write a short note describing your project / your expectations so that the instructor can guide you best before February 1st.
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Ryan McKenna

Ryan McKenna is a Canadian filmmaker whose early work has been recognized for its visual comedy and dry humor, while his more recent work has explored experimental and hybrid approaches to narrative cinema. His feature films include The First Winter (2012), The Heart of Mrs. Sabali (2015), Cranks (2019), and Promenades nocturnes (2022), recipient of the Quebecor Broadcasting Award at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in 2022.

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.


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- 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