Message posted on 19/04/2024

Workshop - Embodied Documentary Filmmaking - May

Dear all, due to requests after a fully booked March workshop, we have opened a second documentary filmmaking workshop in May on embodiment and the body in documentary. Thank you, IMPRINT

EMBODIED DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING The Stories Our Bodies Hold: 4 Sundays in May, 7-9 pm BST (UK time), Online (for women, trans, and nonbinary participants)

Embodied Documentary Filmmaking is an evolving, creative process developed as part of IMPRINT Documentary Collective's ongoing experimental research exploring the convergence of the body politic, somatic practices and experimental filmmaking in documentary.

The Stories Our Bodies Hold is an interactive, online, 4 week filmmaking workshop where participants will make their own short documentary on their own (or another's) embodied experience of a topic of their choosing. Previous films in this workshop have explored topics of dreams, movement, gender, disability, race, illness, dance, age, sexuality, food, culture, and relationships to nature. The workshop will create a space for collective experimentation with filmmaking techniques that focus on embodiment and the body, with a small group of no more than 12 participants from all over the world.

TICKETS Up to 12 spaces are available on a sliding scale basis at the links below: The Stories Our Bodies Hold - Book here

During the workshops, we will collectively explore the main areas of documentary filmmaking through an experimental embodied lens:

  • Pre-Production: How can we discover stories for documentary from within our bodies themselves?
  • Directing: How can our bodies somatically, sensorially, and emotionally inform the stories we want to tell? How can these stories be both personal and political?
  • Filming: How do we position or visualise the body, or create a representation of our bodies' experience of the world, with a camera?
  • Editing: How can we construct bodily-informed, intuitive, and alternative narrative structures for our films?
  • Distribution: Where do we want our films to be seen, and what social, political, and personal impact do we want our films to have?

These workshops are suitable for participants of all filmmaking levels, from absolute beginner to professional. Participants must have access to their own camera (DSLR, analogue camera, smartphone, etc.) and a simple editing software. Filmmakers, artists, researchers, academics, and students are all welcome to join. The workshops are for gender minority (women, trans, and nonbinary people) participants only.

ABOUT IMPRINT IMPRINT Documentary Collective is an international feminist film collective focusing on embodiment and the body in documentary film. Founded in 2021, IMPRINT delivers workshops, productions, and screenings to collectively experiment with the theme of embodiment as a process for making films. Our collaborations both within the film industry and local communities have allowed us to reach a wide audience on the potential of embodied documentary, and our goal is to broaden the representation of marginalised storytellers by using the documentary medium as an act of radical and empathic resistance through the lens of the body politic.

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