Call for Applications: Workshop on Producing Your Own Work


Women in Film and Television Atlantic (WIFT-AT) invites you to join us for a special, one-day workshop with writer, director and producer Latonia Hartery. In this workshop, Producing Your Own Work, Latonia will cover the producing process for short, and feature-length, documentaries and live-action films, and how to achieve the balance of simultaneously producing and directing. The workshop covers tips and guidance on creation, budgets, financing, and production in Canada and abroad. A portion of the day will also be devoted to learning about producing films in, and with, Indigenous communities.

This workshop is designed for emerging directors and producers and is open to all, but priority is given to women and non-binary individuals. The class will be limited to 10 participants and is by application only.

To be eligible you must have directed or produced at least one short film that was shown in a festival or by a broadcaster, but not have directed or produced a feature project.

This workshop will be held in St. John’s, NL at the Red House, NIFCO.

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

End Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: 40 Kings Rd

Red House, NIFCO

St. John’s, NL

A1C 3P5

Cost: $35 for WIFT-AT Members, $45 for non-WIFT-AT members.

Coffee and Light Snacks are provided. Lunch is not included.

To Apply

If you’re interested in attending this workshop, please submit your resume and a letter of intent to info@wift-at.com. Applications are due on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. (NST). Successful applicants will be notified via email by January 22, 2020.

About Latonia Hartery

Latonia Hartery is a St. John’s based filmmaker, from Bay D’Espoir, who produces and directs both documentary and narrative films. She has line-produced seven documentaries for the CBC, and directed four including Rum Running, The Last Sardine Outpost, Keeping Canada Alive, and Art Hurts. She has directed and produced four short historical dramas which have shown in over 30 countries. Latonia also co-produced & co-directed the feature film Hopeless Romantic. In 2020, she is a co-producer on the National Film Board of Canada’s Labrador Doc Project. To date, she has filmed in major cities worldwide, has a number of best director awards, and was named ArtsNL’s Emerging Artist in 2015 - 2016. She also has a PhD in Indigenous history and archaeology of Newfoundland and the Arctic.


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