Workshops and Seminars
All workshops are free of charge. To register, please send an email to email@example.com.
The Women in Film Coffee Klatch: From High Life to Horror
Friday, September 30th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm at The Funny Bone
Do you like movies? Do you ever want to chat about film in a relaxed and informal setting? Would you like to hang out
with talented local and international filmmakers for a couple of hours? Are you interested in meeting your peers in the
local filmmaking (or want-to-be filmmaking) scene? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then please join us at
The Funny Bone on Friday.
Elza Kephardt joins us from Montreal to present her award-winning romance-horror-comedy Graveyard Alive: a Zombie
Nurse in Love.
New York based director Lila Yomtoob is in Boise to present her feature High Life.
Farideh Fardjam will be presenting her films, Until Death Do Us Part (Room 215), Much Love... Maria
at this year’s Festival.
Local artist Cecilia Rinn returns to the Festival with her latest short Full Circle.
Madeline Behrendt, the Executive Director of Idaho Women Filmmakers, brings her latest work bCreative to the
Festival this year.
Emmy award winning writer and producer, Jennifer Isenhart's background includes documentary writing, producing and
long form television programming. Jennifer brings Lewis and Clark: From the Mountains to the Sea to the Festival
Rhea Allen is the CEO of Peppershock Productions, a local video and media production company. Peppershock will
present No Such Thing as a Free Lunch at the Festival.
Devin Avery is the editor of the local film Surface Tension that premieres at the Festival on Sunday.
Tamara Cameron from the Boise City Arts Commission, also a filmmaker, will moderate the panel discussion.
Brian Stockton's Instant Animation Workshop
Saturday, October 1st, 12:00pm - 4:00pm at The Funny Bone
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Think animation is too laborious and time-consuming? Nonsense! This workshop will break that myth as a small group
will write a script, create characters and shoot a short clay animation film in one session under the direction of
renowned filmmaker and animator Brian Stockton. No experience necessary! This workshop is limited to 12 people,
so register early.
Brian Stockton grew up in Regina, Saskatchewan where he obtained a BFA in film production from the University of
Regina. He received an MFA in film production from York University in Toronto, and was a resident at Norman Jewison’s
prestigious Canadian Film Centre.
He is the animator behind several short films featuring Canadian cult icon The Blob Thing. While attending the CFC,
Brian wrote and directed the multi-award winning short film, The Weight of the World that played at the prestigious
Locarno Film Festival and shows up on television around the world to this day. Two of his films are in the collection of
the National Archives of Canada, and now he now joins us to play with Plasticine for an afternoon.
Acting For The Camera
with Drew Ebersole & Michael Denney, New Heritage Theatre Company
Sunday, October 2nd, 11:00am - 2:00pm at The Funny Bone
This first half of this workshop will be focus on the technical aspects of acting for the camera.
Students will explore physicality as it relates to camera work; How to hit your mark and deal with the camera in general.
Explore different camera angles and how that affects the actor. Actors will also be given scenes to work on and view on
During the second half of the session, students will explore the differences between acting for stage and acting for
the camera. Exploring close up work and non-verbal work. How to get the most with the least amount of work and learning
how, in terms of camera work, "less is more"
Drew Ebersole is a resident member of the New Heritage Theatre Company. He has worked and taught in film, television
and stage in Hollywood and on Broadway. Michael Denney is a resident member of the New Heritage Theatre Company. He has
worked and taught in Film, Television and stage in Hollywood and has written and directed two films,
"Johnny Boy" and "Cold Intelligence".
Directing Film and Actors
with Farideh Fardjam, Film and Theater Studio
Sunday, October 2nd, 2:00pm - 5:00pm at The Funny Bone
This workshop is designed for practicing (or aspiring) film directors and stage and screen actors, or anyone
interested in the work of the actor.
Farideh’s workshop will include instruction in breaking down the script and scene; maintaining emotional continuity
and character development in a non-chronological shooting sequence; establishing a professional language between the
director and the actor to help achieve immediate results; adjusting acting styles for the camera; auditioning; and basic
information for actors about the camera.
Farideh Fardjam received her Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature in Paris, and graduated from the prestigious
Amsterdam Film and Television Academy with a degree in directing and script writing, She is a versatile international
filmmaker, theater director, playwright and an award-winning author with more than 30 years of award-winning writing and
directing experience. She has directed for theater and film in France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States, and
her films have been shown at festivals throughout Europe (and now in the United States too). She was the acting coach for
George Sluizer’s modern classic thriller Spoorloos (The Vanishing), and she studied directing with Stella
Adler and Jack Garfein.
Government Grants for Idaho Filmmakers: Following the Money Trail
with Barbara Robinson, Idaho Commission on the Arts
Saturday, October 1st at The Flicks
So you're finally (almost) ready to begin to make your dream project. The film script is polished, pre-production is
underway, everyone in your crew is convinced to help you (for free), and your lead actors are ready, willing and able.
All you need now is money. Or do you want to work on a project, or attend a workshop, conference, or seminar that will
help you to become a better media artist?
Barbara Robinson, the Artist Services Director for the Idaho Commission on the Arts, will talk about the grant and
award opportunities currently available for artists, filmmakers, and videographers in Idaho.
For workshop times and addtional information, please contact Barbara directly at firstname.lastname@example.org