Intro Black Feminist Film Development by Mobile Homecoming Trust
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Intro Black Feminist Film Development


In this phase of the filmmaking process we journey together with your film idea or a draft of your script AND the intention to develop it into an excellent ancestral and community accountable Black Feminist script that can be made into a movie. An excellent script means it conveys not only the story but is deeply rooted and has all the necessary information that the entire cast and crew will need in order to do their jobs effectively.
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Black Feminist Film School draws from Black Feminist legacies to engage filmmaking as a tool for expanded awareness - filmmaking as spiritual practice. In this practice space our multiple perspectives and levels of experience/eldership are a benefit to us all. From introductory content to advanced content we explore the 5 primary areas of filmmaking - Development (Scriptwriting), Pre-Production, Production, Post-Production and Distribution (Screening). We are also planning two virtual production intensives where we do a production entirely within a Black feminist context (in our remote locations).

Materials

The current iteration of this course requires the following:
  • computer with internet browser
  • internet access
  • camera via mobile device or standalone camera (still or video)
  • headphones

great to have but not required:
  • web camera / mobile device camera for video conferencing
  • hardwired ethernet connection


Course Structure

Self-guided

The course consists of five self-guided components and two optional opportunities for interaction (see adjacent column). Videos and handouts will guide the first five self-guided segments. You will then send the faculty a (draft) portfolio of the work you have made in response to the self-guided activities for feedback.


Goals: 
  • Writing and reflection awareness practice
  • Scriptwriting toolbox 
  • 2-3 pg dynamic script rooted in Black feminism
  • Confidence to take the next step
  • Partners for the journey

Interactive (optional)

You have the option to engage with us as we engage this practice space via written feedback from faculty on your scriptwork and one live gathering with faculty and other course participants. The course culminates with an optional interactive table reading of one of the scripts from the course on Friday Sept 11th  (3-4:30 pm EST).


Goals:
  • Experience with editing as love practice
  • Practice with revision
  • Listening for power in the word
  • Toolkit for hosting a table read
  • Build a team of collaborators