Documentary Workshop for Teenagers – Carla MacKinnon

A Documentary Workshop For Teenagers

Kinemastik is organising a 3 day workshop for teenagers (age 13-17) to teach them how to make their first documentary. This three day course is designed to provide a detailed a practical guide on how to produce a short documentary, starting with the early stages of how to develop an idea.

This course is interactive: participants are expected to come along with one or two ideas written up to talk about. This ideas will be discussed within an industry but also a creative context with pointers given on how to be effective in developing ideas.
Existing treatments, taster tapes and documentaries will be used to illustrate useful points.

THERE IS A LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES SO IT WILL BE DONE ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. INTERESTED APPLICANTS MAY SEND AN EMAIL TO kinemastik@gmail.com WITH A SHORT BIO.


Carla MacKinnon bio:
Carla has been producing international film festivals, curating arts programmes and creating illustrative and moving image work for over 10 years. She has experience of arts production from conceptualisation and fundraising through to exhibition and distribution and from traditional methodology to cutting edge digital technology.

Carla has been programming and producing festivals and rolling events since 2004.
Festivals
Director – Rich Pickings (rolling event) 2009 – present
Manager – TEDxLondon Education Revolution 2011
Producer – London Short Film Festival 2010
Producer – Branchage Jersey International Film Festival 2009
Producer – East End Film Festival 2009
Producer – Rushes Soho Shorts 2007 & 2008
Director – Reel Islington Screenings 2007 & 2008
Coordinator – End of the Pier International Film Festival 2007
Director – No Original Artists (rolling event) 2004-2006

Carla also participates in juries and panels, hosts Q&As and programmes short films for international festivals and organisations. These have included BAFTA (UK), True/False (USA),Birds Eye View (UK), Supershorts (UK), Concorto (Italy) and Vallecas Puerta del Cine (SpainCarla has been leading art and filmmaking workshops since 1999. She has taught young people aged three to ninteen in groups of five to 50+ on free standing and rolling programmes.
In 2006 Carla completed an internship in the Education Department at Whitechapel Gallery. She holds an enhanced CRB certificate and has a sound understanding of good practice in child protection, health and safety and diversity, as well as a track record of fundraising and programming for social and educational initiatives.).

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