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Cinepoetry: A Workshop For Filmmakers and Writers!



WFG Black Lodge | Saturday March 2 | 12pm – 6pm

Cinepoetry is a genre that combines visuals with literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas (poetry or spoken word), often with an element of performance.


  • For writers and spoken word artists looking to get into a visual medium
  • For filmmakers who are looking to try writing or a different kind of writing, outside linear storytelling.


Participants will be encouraged to bring a (short) piece of their own writing to work with. During the course of the workshop, participants will be taught the basics of recording their pieces and choosing or creating video footage that is evocative. Emphasis will be put on creativity and experimentation with readily available tools rather than big production, encouraging participants to create a short work that speaks to them emotionally.

About the Instructor:

Ciel Sainte-Marie has performed and exhibited work in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Toronto including venues like Tangled Art + Disability, the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival, and The Gladstone Hotel. Ciel is a community-engaged arts facilitator and an alumni of the Parallel Tracks training program. A poet whose work has been read in classrooms and featured in keynotes, Ciel was recently published in The Deaf Poets Society’s Crips in Space Issue. An excerpt of her upcoming film “alien cake romance” was screened during Tangled London: Mediations – Media + Activism. Faerie is dead, long live Faerie.


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Notice Given:                                           Eligible for:

At least 7 days prior to start date             Full refund

7 days to 48 hours prior to start date     Full refund less 20% administration fee

Less than 48 hours prior to start date     No refund

-The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

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Additional information


$30 Members, $40 Non – Members


The Winnipeg Film Group is an artist-run education, production, exhibition and distribution centre committed to promoting the art of cinema.
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