Creating and Developing Concepts for Short Documentaries

May 13, 2015

The Dominican Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) and its Globo Verde Dominicano Award are organizing a free workshop for young filmmakers as well as a chance for 10 participants to receive personalized professional advice.

The goal of the workshop, “Creating and Developing Concepts for Short Documentaries” for young filmmakers and potential competitors of the fourth edition of the Globo Verde Dominicano competition,
seeks to encourage students and professionals to create audiovisual material capable of generating awareness around the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable development.

Suzan Beraza, founder of the “Reel Thing”  and director of such documentaries as Bag It! and Uranium Drive-In – both previously screened at DREFF – along with David Byars, documentary and short film director, will talk about generating ideas
and how to develop them when the time comes to make a short documentary.

As a complement to the workshop, the Globo Verde Dominicano Award will give ten participants the opportunity to receive personalized advice, wherein filmmakers can present their ideas and receive comments and feedback from Ms. Beraza and Mr. Byars.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 14th at the offices of the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), at 6:00

The Globo Verde Dominicano Award recognizes the best audiovisual work concerning the environment, and exhibits it to a national and international audience. In 2015, the fourth version of the competition will consist of four categories: Short Films, Public Service Announcements, Photography, and a special category for High School students, Globo Verde Junior.

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