Weengushk Film Institute Kicks Off Annual Summer Scenes Workshops

M’CHIGEENG, ON: This summer, Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) kicks off the annual Summer Scenes Workshop program at Sheguinadah First Nation. The summer camp will run from August 8 to August 19, 2016. The two-week Summer Scenes Workshop program introduces youth aged 7-17 to the art of filmmaking and its various crafts. The workshop is presented as a hands-on opportunity for Aboriginal children and youth to learn all aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production to post-production, including writing, directing, acting, editing and exhibition. With a focus on the use of digital technology, the program uses media as a tool for personal or community storytelling. Each participant in the Summer Scenes Workshop program will learn basic technical skills and gain valuable experience by producing a 2 to 5-minute short film, which will be screened at the end of the program. Over the years, the Summer Scenes Workshop program has been well received within the community, with positive feedback from previous workshop participants. This year, the workshop will be taught by Brock University student Jonathan Zagula, who completed a filmmaking credit course at Weengushk this past spring, and Greta Cheechoo, a Weengushk Film Institute alum. For more information about the Summer Scenes Workshop program contact Weengushk Film Institute at (705) 377-6011.

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