Film camp coming to Flower’s Cove
The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival will be presenting FRAMED Canon Richards Memorial Academy through the ArtsNL’s ArtsSmarts program.
Now in its 16th year, the FRAMED Film Education Series offers hands-on, high-quality professional filmmaking camps in order to encourage, support and train people in the craft and business of filmmaking.
Led by professional filmmakers, the camp starts at the basics with explaining the structure and inner workings of a film set and crew, then goes on to include a gear workshop day, shooting days, editing, and screening of the final film.
The FRAMED Canon Richards Memorial Academy camp will take place May 15-19 in Flower’s Cove. Over the course of five days, 16 students from Canon Richards Memorial Academy’s Grade 8 class will work with filmmaker Latonia Hartery and editor Victoria Wells to create a short documentary film.
The film will explore what life is like for youth living on the remote and rural Northern Peninsula, including what it was like for their parents’ generation, and how things have changed. The students will receive an introduction to filmmaking — every step, from script to screen.
Latonia Hartery is an awardwinning producer, writer and director for both film and television. She has worked on documentaries and film locations around the world including Hong Kong, London, and New York City.
Victoria Wells works primarily as a video editor and photographer, but also has experience with videography, graphic design, technical support and illustration. Wells is the technical director of the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.
The film will have its official premiere at the 28th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival this Oct. 18-22.