Just in time for Fall and back to school season, we are hosting A LETTER TO THE WORLD: EXPERIMENTS IN ESSAY FILMMAKING, a workshop for those interested in learning all about the history, form and practice of essay films. With room for 14 participants we will come together to think through the shape-shifting genre of the essay film. From Chris Marker and Agnes Varda to Travis Wilkerson and Trinh T. Minh-ha, filmmakers and artists use the essay film to explore new modes of blending fact, fiction, and experience to capture essential truths. A constantly evolving and flexible form, essay films are used to document cultural and historical moments, evoke a feeling, unravel an autobiography, and respond to critical social turning points with a challenging mix of traditional documentary conventions, personal nuance and experimental artistry.
This three day intensive led by filmmaker Lynne Sachs (Your Day Is My Night, Tip of My Tongue) will include an impressive lineup of instructors working in this mode. Filmmakers Alan Berliner, Roger Beebe, and Akosua Adoma Owusu will teach alongside scholars Timothy Corrigan and Nora M. Alter who recently published a new book Essays on The Essay Film. Register** now to brush up on the form and advance your latest project to the next step with the help of those thriving in the field.
**Please Note: this workshop is limited to 14 spots so save yours if you would like to join now: