Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

In this evening 3-hour workshop participants will be introduced to the art and basic techniques of directing by writer and director Danishka Esterhazy.

The class will collectively review a script, including: script breakdown, casting, and working with talent. Selected short films will be shown to demonstrate the different aspects and methods that can be used to create your own short film.

Directors are responsible for overseeing creative aspects of a film under the overall control of the film producer. Together with the producers, directors develop a vision for a film. Once this vision is developed it is then the director’s job to carry out the vision and decide how the film should look. Directors are responsible for turning the script into a sequence of shots. They also direct what tone it should have and what an audience should gain from the cinematic experience. Film directors are responsible for deciding camera angles, lens effects and lighting with the help of the cinematographer and set designer. They will often take part in hiring the cast and key crew members. They coordinate the actors' moves and also may be involved in the writing, financing and editing of a film.

Date: Tues April 30 (7 - 10pm)

Registration Fee: $40 (+GST) mem | $50 (+GST) non

Location: Winnipeg Film Group Production Centre, 3rd floor of the Artspace Building, 100 Arthur Street

Participants: Max 12 participants

Instructor: Danishka Esterhazy 

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE (members only, others please phone or visit)
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For more information on workshops, please contact the Winnipeg Film Group Production Centre at 925-3456, ext 109, or

Danishka Esterhazy is a graduate of the Director's Lab program at the Canadian Film Centre – the renowned film school founded by Norman Jewison. She has written and directed several short films including the National Screen Institute Drama Prize winner The Snow Queen. She was a participant in the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival Talent Lab and she was the 2008 winner of the Kodak New Vision award sponsored by Women in Film and Television. Danishka’s first feature film, Black Field, premiered October 2009 at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was released in theatres across Canada in summer 2010.