We asked Annual Meeting workshop organizers to give our blog readers a sneak peek at the events they have planned for AAA 2016. This post was submitted by Alice Apley, executive director of Documentary Educational Resources, Inc.
1. What makes your workshop a “must attend” event for the 2016 meeting?
For this first-ever SVA workshop, six filmmakers have been selected from an open call to pitch their work-in-progress to a jury of funders, distributors and award winning filmmakers. Following a seven minute pitch, each filmmaker will receive feedback from the jury and audience on the effectiveness of the pitch and the substance of the film project – including strategies for visualizing anthropological content and suggestions for developing narrative and structure. Jury and audience awards will be given.
2. What will be the number one takeaway from your workshop?
Using actual projects in production, discuss how film can be used for conveying anthropological research and reaching new audiences. Learn how to pitch a film project to potential collaborators, funders or distributors.
3. Who will most benefit from attending your workshop?
Veteran and novice anthropological filmmakers interested in using film for conveying anthropological research or reaching new audiences.
4. What other events at the Annual Meeting tie in to your workshop?
SVA Film and Media Festival
Master Class with Camilla Nielsson
A Pitch Session for Ethnographic Filmmakers: Developing Your Story, Integrating Your Research, Finding Funding and Distribution will be held on Thursday, November 17 at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis.
Find out how to register for this workshop, and check out the additional workshops available at the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting here.