SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
FREE WORKSHOPS & PANELS AT ROLLING BAY HALL
Join us for a collection of free filmmaking workshops & panels starting at 10 AM, followed by our opening night party at The Marketplace in Pleasant Beach & our featured screening at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.
Seating is limited so please arrive early as admission is first-come, first-serve.
WRITING FOR A VISUAL MEDIUM:
SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP WITH LIZ ELLIS
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Static, witty dialogue has value on stage, but what do you have to add to make it compelling on film? How do you protect your vision without "directing on the page"? We'll explore these questions and more by working with 1-3 page scripts submitted by interested attendees. Scripts should be sent to Liz prior to November 2nd. You do not have to submit a screenplay to attend.
Bainbridge Islander, Liz Ellis was nominated with her fellow writers for Indie Series Awards in 2013 and 2014, and won the award for Best Director of a Comedy in 2013 for her work on the web series WRECKED.
FROM STAGE TO SCREEN WORKSHOP
A THEATER ACTOR'S GUIDE TO THE CAMERA WITH CHRIS SOLDEVILLA
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Actor, performer, and set coach Chris Soldevilla will direct this workshop designed to focus on scene study skills and how to translate that work onto camera. The class covers on camera auditioning, reading copy from a board, on camera technique and being able to see things things in real time as you are filmed while working. Audience participation is encouraged but not required.
Those who are interested in making the jump from stage work to auditioning for the many commercials, tv shows, and films that are produced in the area, or who simply want to see what it takes to cross over to the silver screen are welcome to participate. Are you ready for your close up?
Chris Soldevilla has been performing and teaching acting and improvisation for over 25 years in Boston, Los Angeles, and Seattle. A veteran of stage (most recently in Swinging Hammer’s Glengarry Glenn Ross) and screen (Coyote Ugly, 7 Minutes, The Wedding Pact) and a performer with Seattle-based troupe The Edge, his main passion is to pass on his skills through coaching, to open up creativity, confidence, and communication. He has worked as a set coach on such productions as Once Upon A Time, V, and Lost. He teaches these skills in his classes at The Studio on Bainbridge Island and various venues around Seattle.
For more information on classes at The Studio, visit: chrissoldevilla.com
CRAFTING "THE STORY" IN DOCUMENTARY
LIVE PANEL DISCUSSION WITH THE SEATTLE DOCUMENTARY ASSOCIATION
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
All films need a powerful story. Join several prominent members of the Seattle Documentary Association as they discuss the importance of telling a story through structure and purpose within the documentary format. Audience members should come prepared with questions they'd like to ask the panel of filmmakers.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Danny Tayara / MODERATOR
Danny is a filmmaker and animator in Seattle. Some of their more notable documentary projects include: OH I GET IT, LUCKY THEM, WHILE WE’RE ASLEEP, and REJECTION & OTHER HAPPY ENDINGS (currently in production).
As Programming Coordinator with Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Danny manages screening committees for TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival. Their career as a filmmaker began at Reel Queer Youth video production and media literacy training for LGBTQ+ youth and allies. She now manages the program. Danny collaborates with many different organizations to bring their projects to completion. She thanks Blanket Fort Films, Reel Grrls, and Three Dollar Bill Cinema for providing huge support.
Director/Producer of THE LAST COURSE - in production.
Marta Masferrer is a Cuban-American director and editor whose films have screened at festivals internationally including Cinequest, Cannes Short Film Corner, and SXSW, among many others. Her graduate thesis film, ASTERNAUTS showed at over 40 international film festivals picking up over 13 awards. Marta is an alumna of the Berlin Talent Campus and Finalist for the Berlin Talent Award.
She is an alumna of the UCLA Professional Screenwriters program, an AIVF Screenwriting Fellow, a NALIP Documentary and Narrative Fellow, and an IFP New York Project Involve Honoree. More recently she served as one of the editors on LAS MARTHAS, a PBS documentary that premiered on Independent Lens. Marta received her MFA in Film from Columbia University and her BFA in Fine Art from Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder of SOFRITO a marketing and video production company specializing in short form documentaries and branded content for networks, non-for-profits and corporations alike.
Executive Producer, The Last Course
Christopher Boffoli is a filmmaker, journalist and a fine art and commercial photographer. His diverse body of work includes editorial and documentary travel photography, feature stories and independent film. But he is best known for his Big Appetites photography series which features tiny figures posed against real food landscapes. In addition to his commercial and advertising work for brands large and small, his fine art photographs may be found in galleries and private collections in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He was a finalist for a 2012 James Beard Foundation Award for Humor. He currently lives and works in Seattle.
Jo is a director and Telly and CINE Golden Eagle Award-winning editor and founder of Tandybrook Productions. Past credits include short documentary, Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array, narrated by Jodi Foster. In 2012, she edited two feature documentaries broadcast on PBS, Into Deepest Space: The Birth of the ALMA Observatory and Papa Boss. Her other work includes the Military Channel’s Lions of Babylon — A Soldier’s Diary and Discovery’s Fantastic Festivals of the World — Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival. Ardinger is also a guest instructor at the University of Washington, where she teaches digital storytelling in science.
(Cancelled / Unable to attend)
Chris is Creative Director of the Documentary Foundation and has directed three films for PBS. His last documentary, Age of Champions, grossed more than $1.5 million and reached more than 3 million viewers through direct distribution. Christopher graduated from Georgetown University, has been hailed by the New York Times for his "good eye for the unusual," and has appeared on NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, HLN, and FOX News.