Back Story: Filmmaking Workshop


  • November 2/3
  • November 9/10
  • November 16/17
  • November 23/24

Time: 12-5pm each session

Location: SAW Video Media Art Centre (2 Daly St.)

Application Deadline: Friday October 18

Limited space available – Maximum 10 participants, Ages 18+ (Parental approval & additional forms required if under the age of 18) 

About the Back Story: Filmmaking Workshop
Back Story is offered by SAW Video Media Art Centre with Kind Space, an organization that serves 2SLGBTQ+  communities in Ottawa. Back Story provides an opportunity to amplify voices of IBPOC (Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour) that identify as 2SLGBTQ+, and empowering them to
share their own stories. This Workshop will offer training in basic video production and video editing for participants aged 18+.

Under the direction of IBPOC and/or 2SLGBTQ+ Instructors and mentors who are professionals in the audio/visual production field, participants will have the opportunity to conceive, shoot, direct, and edit, short videos. The video’s created can be different genres, including documentary, drama, experimental etc., and the participants can keep digital copies of the final edited videos which they can then use in a portfolio, on a resume, submit to a film festival, or to further their own audio/visual skills in an academic setting.

Film and Video-making often tends to be a white and cis-male-dominated field, and this program seeks to encourage aspiring filmmakers that are IBPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ , to learn about film, and to consider it as a potential career choice. This “Back Story” Filmmaking Workshop also seeks to remove socio-economic barriers to training for IBPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ in the technical
fields of video production, and to that end, the program is free for each participant.

Founded in 1981, SAW Video is a not-for-profit, artist-run media art centre that fosters the growth and development of artists through access to equipment, training, mentorship, and programming.

Our mission is to support a diverse community of media artists empowered by technology, programming and the exchange of ideas.

powered by Typeform