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  • Actor directing and staging - March 20, 2024 - March 24, 2024 - 6 pm - 5 pm
  • Actor directing and staging

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    Actor directing and staging

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    20 March 2024 - 24 March 2024
    6 pm - 5 pm

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


    With Kristina Wagenbauer (Sashinka)

    Members $210 | Non-members $280
    LIMITED PLACES


    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.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Detailled schedule

    • Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm to 9pm – theoretical part
    • Sunday, March 24th from 10am to 5pm – pratical part

    Actors will be presente for the practical part of staging and directing.


    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.

  • Camera storytelling : cinematography - March 9, 2024 - March 10, 2024 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Camera storytelling : cinematography

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    Camera storytelling : cinematography

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    9 March 2024 - 10 March 2024
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    With Léna Mill-Reuillard (Noémie dit oui, Une colonie & Fanmi)

    Members $210 | Non-members $280
    SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST OPEN AT SERVICES@MAINFILM.QC.CA


    A must in our program!

    This theoretical and practical course will teach you how to effectively compose your images in order to direct the viewer’s gaze and produce the desired aesthetic effect. Framing, shot scale, camera movements – you’ll get a complete overview of cinematographic vocabulary.
    This will give you the keys to translating your intentions into images with greater dexterity.

    No time will be allocated to learning how to use a camera.

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

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Léna Mill-Reuillard

    Léna Mill-Reuillard works with images, whether photographic, videographic or cinematographic. She holds a bachelor’s degree in cinema and a master’s in visual and media arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal. Her practice is twofold: she has been working as a director of photography for the past ten years, and as a visual artist. Several of the films she has collaborated on as director of photography have travelled to festivals around the world and won awards – Geneviève Albert’s Noémie dit oui (Angoulême 2022), Katherine Jerkovic’s Le Coyote (Best Film – Whistler and Santa Barbara 2022); Une Colonie by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles (Crystal Bear – Berlin 2019 and Best Feature – FCVQ and FICFA 2018), Mes nuits feront écho by Sophie Goyette (Bright Futur Award – Rotterdam 2017), Pré-Drink by Marc-Antoine Lemire (Best Short – TIFF 2017 and IRIS 2018), La coupe by Geneviève Dulude-De Celles (Best International Short – Sundance 2014). Her work has twice been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in the Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary category for Rêveuses de villes 2020 and Bienvenue à F.L. 2017, and at the Gala Québec Cinéma for Ainsi soient-elles 2022.

  • Distribution and Broadcasting strategies - March 26, 2024 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Distribution and Broadcasting strategies

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    Distribution and Broadcasting strategies

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    26 March 2024
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    With Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne (h264)

    Members $50 | Non-members $80


    From self-distribution to festivals and passing by markets, distributors or even Web, the instructor will review the different stages of marketing as an essential promotional tool, key players and potential locations for broadcasting your movie. This workshop will teach you how to put in place a relevant methodology.

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

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne

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    Jean-Christophe is passionate about promoting cinema and founded h264 in 2015. His goal: to increase the influence of works by weaving close ties between audiences and creators. He also directs and co-founds the Plein(s) Écran(s) Festival, the first festival in the world to take place on Facebook. h264 is diversifying its activities and in 2019 launched a new aggregation service offering in a bid to improve the accessibility and distribution of works on digital platforms. 2021 marks a new stage for h264, which is launching into feature film distribution following the acquisition of Fragments with the aim of offering an innovative integrated distribution model.

  • Fiction screenwriting & dialogs - March 2, 2024 - March 3, 2024 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fiction screenwriting & dialogs

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    Fiction screenwriting & dialogs

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    2 March 2024 - 3 March 2024
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    With Nicolas Krief (Les Rayons Gamma, Très belle journée, Opération Carcajou)

    Members $150 | Non-members $225
    SOLD OUT – WAITING OPEN AT SERVICES@MAINFILM.QC.CA


    Scriptwriting is an essential element of the creative process.

    This 12-hour course will teach you how to structure your ideas, create a personal vision and develop your narrative style. Particular attention will be paid to character validity and dialogue. Nicolas Krief will give examples from his own screenwriting practice. In the 2nd part of the workshop, participants will be invited to discuss their own project.

    Following this workshop, you’ll be able to better define your intentions and successfully convey them, while developing your narrative style!

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


    Material to send before February 27th 2024 to services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    • Short descriptive note of your project
    • Script draft (if available)

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Nicolas Krief

    Born to a Jewish Tunisian father and a Quebecois mother, Nicolas Krief is the result of an unexpected cultural and genetic mix. A screenwriter and passionate cinephile, he has written several projects released in 2020, including the series Les Fleuristes, as well as Jusqu’au déclin, the first Quebec feature film produced for Netflix. To date, the film has racked up over 30 million views on the famous platform. 2022 saw the release of his second feature as co-writer: Très Belle Journée, the first Quebec film shot entirely on a cell phone. Gamma Rays, his third feature as screenwriter, had its world premiere at the 2023 edition of the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival. The themes of identity blending, cultural heritage and filiation are dear to the author, who is currently working on several genre film projects, TV series, and on Le Prince, a feature-length adaptation of his short film Opération Carcajou, released in 2021.

  • Short film self-production - March 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Short film self-production

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    Short film self-production

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    16 March 2024 - 17 March 2024
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    With Amélie Tremblay (Némésis Films)

    Member 150$ | Non-member 225$


    This workshop is a must if you want to produce your projects professionally.

    In 12 hours, this course will cover all the stages of production: from finding financing to post-production, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills essential for creating a short film.
    As a result, you’ll be able to self-produce more easily, while respecting your artistic vision and limiting risk-taking.

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

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca 


    Amélie Tremblay

    With a bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Media Production Strategies and a certificate in Scriptwriting from UQAM, Amélie joined Némésis Films straight from school, where she proved her worth as production coordinator. Since then, she has also been entrusted with the reins of the company’s emerging section. Her most recent productions include Marie-Pier Dupuis’ short film L’été des chaleurs (2023 – Prix ARTE, Brussels Short Film Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Festival du film francophone de Namur; Telluride Film Festival; FNC) and Olivier Godin’s latest feature, Irlande cahier bleu (Prix ACCQ – Caméra Lucida, Fantasia, 2023).
    Amélie is currently working on several projects at different stages of production.

  • The art of editing - March 19, 2024 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • The art of editing

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    The art of editing

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    19 March 2024
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    With Omar Elhamy (ÉcumeSimo, Desvío de Noche)

    Members 60$ | Non-members 90$


    The editing stage can be considered as a rewriting of a film. How do you assemble images to sublimate the reality of the cinematographic narrative?
    Through this theoretical workshop, you will discover the multiple techniques and components that contribute to the narrative fluidity of a fiction film.The course will be illustrated by concrete examples taken from the filmography of experienced editor and director Omar Elhamy.

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

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    Omar Elhamy

    Omar was born and raised in Egypt before moving to Montreal in 2012. He works as an editor, writer, and director, his work was screened internationally at the likes of Berlinale, Carthage, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Sundance film festivals. He is now working on his first feature-length film as a director The Firehouse.
  • The art of pitching - March 30, 2024 - March 31, 2024 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • The art of pitching

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    The art of pitching

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2024

    Date / Heure
    30 March 2024 - 31 March 2024
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    With Giulia Frati

    Members $150 | Non-members $225
    LIMITED PLACES


    Pitching is a crucial exercise at different stages of a project for, screenwriters, directors and producers.

    In this theoretical and practical workshop, you’ll learn how to master the different types of pitch (oral, written, etc.), how to create them and how to deliver them to achieve your goals. Sessions will also cover the strategies you need to adopt to find the best opportunities to pitch to the right people.
    On Day 2, you will be invited to present your project.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Giulia Frati

    Born in Italy, Giulia Frati is currently based in Tiohtià:ke /Montreal. She has been working in the audiovisual industry for over 20 years. Wearing many hats, she has collaborated as a producer, production manager, DOP, camera operator and sometimes even editor on a wide selection of major projects (fiction, documentary, animated series, web series, dance music and theater recordings). As a director, she has produced social documentaries and experimental shorts. Her feature film ECHOES OF ISTANBUL won the Iris Award for Best Documentary Sound in 2020. Giulia is also President of the Board of Makila, a non-profit media incubation initiative, and co-founder of Pitch Cuban Hat. Since 2009, these two initiatives have enabled her to help support creators from under-represented communities.