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November 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm


This workshop will take a look at how to get started at making documentaries, how to apply for different opportunities, and we will even work on potential pitch ideas. Come with a documentary idea in hand so we can work on exploring the idea and refining it. This workshop is BIPOC run for BIPOC participants. Participants are strongly encouraged to watch Minding the Gap by Bing Liu prior to the workshop. The documentary can be viewed through the following link: https://gem.cbc.ca/media/minding-the-gap.

Please email Maddie at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Miru is a filmmaker, writer, and Community Benefits Organizer at Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre. Miru aims to showcase the multifaceted experiences of being a person on the margins and the delicate and intimate experiences they host alongside survival. Their works have been produced by National Film Board of Canada, premiered at the 2020 Inside Out Film Festival, 2020 Regent Park Film Festival and premiered at the 2021 F-O-R-M Film Festival. They were selected for the Emerging 20 program through Reelworld Film Festival, which selects 20 emerging BIPOC filmmakers in Canada. They were selected for the Regent Park Film Festival Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and won the pitch competition, and was awarded a development deal with CBC. They recently received the Hot Docs Cross Current Fund to develop their feature-length documentary Im/migrant Buyers’ Club.

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