What is it?
Frameline's Generations Filmmaker Workshop is a FREE ten-week intergenerational workshop for beginning filmmakers. You will work collaboratively with other Bay Area LGBTQ youth and elders to write, script, cast, storyboard, shoot, and edit a short film that will screen at the 37th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 20-30, 2013. Through hands-on exercises, you will learn how to make a movie from beginning to end – from using a digital video camera to directing actors to editing your footage. You will also get a stipend for your full participation.
Who is it for?
Bay Area Youth (ages 14-24) and Elders (55 and older) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or queer and are interested in participating in an intergenerational collaboration.
Please note: This is a beginning video production workshop. No prior video experience is necessary to participate. Young women and people of color are encouraged to apply.
When is it?
The 2013 Workshop runs March 9 - May 11, 2013. You will be expected to attend ALL classes to participate, and complete additional work (such as story development) outside of the scheduled days/times listed below.
- Week 1, Sat. 3/9 (12pm - 5pm): Community Building Day/Media Literacy and Camera Basics
- Week 2, Sat. 3/16 (12pm - 4pm): Camera Composition
- Week 3, Sat 3/23 (12pm - 4pm): Genre/Storytelling/Acting/ Initial Brainstorming
- Week 4, Sat 3/30 (12pm - 4pm): Lights and Sound/Production Process/Final Brainstorming
- Week 5, Sat 4/6 (12pm - 4pm): Pre-Production and Festival Training
- Week 6, Sat 4/13 (12pm - 4pm): Pitch Video Idea/Pre-Production - revision
- Week 7, Sat 4/20 & Sun 4/21 (9:30am - 6:30 pm): Production Days (1 hour break for lunch)
- Week 8, Sat 4/27 (12pm - 4pm): Intro to Editing
- Week 9, Sat 5/4 (9:30am - 6:30pm): Editing (1 hour break for lunch)
- Week 10, Sat 5/11 (9:30am - 6:30pm): Editing - last day of workshop (1 hour break for lunch)
- June 20 - 30 - Frameline37: San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
Workshops take place at Ninth Street Independent Film Center
145 Ninth Street #101
San Francisco, CA 94103 (between Mission & Howard).
Near MUNI bus lines: 14 Mission, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, F Market BART/MUNI Metro: Civic Center Station
What else do I get?
You will receive a stipend and a DVD copy of your movie for your full participation in the project. You will also receive a guest filmmaker pass to attend all screenings and events at the 37th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival June 20-30, 2013, where your film will also be screened!
How can I apply?
The 2013 application is available here.
*EXTENDED application deadline is February 22, 2013
Director of TILT Youth Media Program
Ninth Street Independent Film Center
Background on the Generations Film Workshop
In 2005, Frameline launched the Youth Filmmaker Workshop, a program designed to teach media literacy and technical skills to Bay Area youth. In 2006, Frameline expanded this culturally significant project to include and integrate LGBT elders. Elder and youth students work independently and in partnership to create their own films that are then exhibited during the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. The workshops are conducted in partnership with TILT.
Within the LGBT community, and society at-large, at-risk youth and elders are often marginalized, overlooked and denied access to technology and full participation in the arts. LGBT youth are especially susceptible to negative stereotypes and homophobic portrayals of queer life in the media. Teens and young adults face a variety of challenges and often lack the skills and/or resources to access technology and express themselves through art. While LGBT elders are the trailblazers and founders of the LGBT community, this group is frequently excluded from the central circle of LGBT activities. This exclusion can be attributed, in part, to stereotypes and misconceptions about elders’ ability, interest and proficiency with current culture and technologies. Access to, and proficiency with, new technologies is an important component to full participation and connection to the community at-large. Frameline hopes to bring greater access to our youth and elders through the Generations Film Workshop.
This program has been made possible through the generous support of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund.