Foundation today announces the launch of Story Works, a new skills
development program on social impact storytelling for early career documentary
filmmakers in Victoria.
Story Works will support
documentary filmmakers to have a better understanding of the impact that their stories
have on the world. It will teach them how to surround documentary storytelling
with philanthropic, social and corporate sector partnerships and how to build social
impact strategies around their films.
With the support of
program partner Film Victoria, DAF will deliver the program across two days in
February and March 2018 in Melbourne.
The program is open for
entrants with a strong documentary project with a clear impact goal, or a
background in the social sector, campaigning or storytelling with the desire to
use these skills for documentary filmmaking.
The program includes
two face-to-face masterclasses alongside self-paced online learning that
students will have access to throughout the year.
The masterclasses will
be presented by Documentary Australia Foundation CEO, Dr Mitzi Goldman, and
Impact & Education Director, Katie Barry, who will share their sector
knowledge, hints and tips, clips and case studies with participants to enhance
knowledge and skills.
Industry guest speakers
will also be invited to share their experiences in funding and partnering with
social impact documentaries and their impact campaigns.
teach skills that are not usually taught within filmmaking courses but are
essential when working in social impact documentary” says Impact &
Education Director Katie Barry.
“Many young early
career professionals are driven by social aims and objectives and some may
already understand campaign and advocacy work. Applying this to the world of
documentary and strategically using the documentary as the core of the campaign
is what this program is about.”
The program will also
encourage early career filmmakers to be entrepreneurial and innovative in
shaping their ideas creatively and thinking laterally about attracting
Participants will be given access to the online learning modules in
early February. Participants will be expected to complete the relevant online
learning modules prior to attending the respective masterclasses.
STORY WORKS | PROGRAM DETAILS
Masterclass 1: Funding
develop partnerships to attract philanthropic funding
Date Wednesday 28
February 2018, 10am-4pm
Masterclass 2: How to
build an Impact Campaign
How to create a strategy to achieve social change objectives using
Date Thursday 22
March 2018, 10am-4pm
Bookings are now open.
20 places available
Melbourne venue still to be announced.
Attendance at both dates is preferred. Consideration may be given to those
wanting to attend one class pending availability.
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