Do you want to submit a film for the ConnectHER Film Festival? The good news is that we’ve extended the deadline to June 15, 2021, so you’ll have more time in the face of Covid-19 challenges to go out and shoot your film. Check out the submission guidelines here.
You can make the best of your time during lockdown to learn some new filmmaking skills. These free—or almost free—courses will help you up your game so you can make a film you’re proud of.
This 6-week course taught by award-winning filmmakers covers everything from storytelling to cinematography and editing. What’s not to like? Sign up for Class Central’s free course here.
The University of East Anglia’s free course on screenwriting covers the basics of dramatic script writing, but you can apply what you learn to make better documentaries, too.
Worth the splurge… OK, this one isn’t cheap, but if you want to learn from the master, you can take a Master Class on documentary filmmaking from Ken Burns. His documentaries on iconic American subjects like the Civil War, baseball, and national parks are classics. You’ll learn how to structure a documentary narrative, where to find archival materials, how to interview your subjects and much more.
Do you know of other classes worth taking? Share them in the comments.