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May 6 @ 10:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm

When: Saturday, May 6th & Sunday, May 7th
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: IFCO – Suite #140 – #2 Daly Avenue (Arts Court Building)
Cost: Full Members: $150.00, Basic Members: $200.00, Students: $225.00, Non-Students: $280.00
(All nonmember rates include an IFCO membership)
Instructor: Erin Weisgerber
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21st, 2017

This one weekend course introduces women of all ages and backgrounds to the art of Super 8mm filmmaking, open to women from all walks of life; be they professionals, non-professionals, students, artists, activists etc. All you’ll need is an interest in learning a creative new skill, using a ‘tried, true and tested’ medium – (FILM). If you have a wish to create, in a supportive and open-minded environment, then this workshop is definitely for YOU! And, if you are curious about filmmaking as a medium for discussion, self-expression, and creativity, this workshop will not disappoint. The workshop is suitable for novices, learners with minimal experience, and intermediate filmmakers especially. Over one weekend (Saturday and Sunday), the group will meet at IFCO to learn various practical elements of filmmaking, including the use of the Super 8mm film camera, light meter, sound recording equipment and the Adobe Premiere Pro digital editing system.

The following is included in the workshop:
1 x 50’ roll of B&W Tri X Super 8 Film;
Cost of processing and transferring film to a digital format;
1 full day rental of Zoom field recorder;
6 hours of edit time on Adobe Premiere Pro digital edit station;
1 weekend rental or two weekday rentals of selected film production equipment – (to be determined by IFCOs Technical Staff)

Please Note:
All films created during this workshop will be additionally included in an existing IFCO presentation/screening program upon completion.

Instructors Bio:
Hailing originally from the Canadian prairies, Erin Weisgerber is an emerging Montréal-based filmmaker, and a graduate of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She has an educational background in philosophy and literature. Erin works with the physical and chemical properties of photochemical film to create short poetic works and installations.

She is a member of Montréal`s Double Negative Collective. Her films have played in Canada, France, Britain, the United States, and Lebanon.

Enrolment for this class is limited, and will be on a first come, first serve basis. If you’d like more information, or would like to register for the workshop, please contact our Membership Coordinator, at 613.569.1789 or via e-mail at


May 6 @ 10:00 am
May 7 @ 5:00 pm
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2 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2 Canada
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