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BLACK LIVES MATTER

We stand in solidarity with the call for Black liberation. In light of recent movements to address police brutality and anti-Black racism across the world, we've been looking at how to do our part.

Building on the success of our first Black Brilliance program, BLACK BRILLIANCE 2.0 is a 6-day online filmmaking workshop for young Black artists! Participants will create an original film, with the mentorship and support of Mariam Barry and Moumy Mbacké, Black media artists and youth facilitators.

This program is a Black space for youth of African descent and no previous experience is necessary!

PROGRAM DETAILS

In this FREE program, you will:                                                                                  

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film, all from home
          • Create art in an all-Black space
          • Receive a FREE 6-month software license for Adobe Premiere Rush
          • Receive a $100 honourarium
          • Work creatively with a group of peers
          • Have a ridiculous amount of fun!

You are:

          • Of African descent
          • Excited about filmmaking and interested in using film for social change
          • Curious to try a new model of collaborative, pandemic-era filmmaking
          • Between the ages of 15 and 30
          • Available for ALL 6 program sessions listed below
          • Able to access a computer or laptop that can run Zoom (details) and                       Adobe Premiere Rush (details).

This will be an all-Black space. We welcome any level of experience, and youth who are female-identified, LGBTQ2S+ or who have disabilities or face systemic and structural barriers are highly encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.

Up to 20 young people will be chosen to participate in this project. Your films will be featured at a virtual gala after the program, submitted to the Reel Youth Film Festival, and distributed on Telus Video-on-Demand,  YouTube, social media and the Reel Youth website.

Sessions are:

          Tuesday, April 27         4 - 5:30 pm
          Thursday, April 29        4 - 5:30 pm
          Tuesday, May 4           4 - 5:30 pm
          Thursday, May 6          4 - 5:30 pm
          Tuesday, May 11         4 - 5:30 pm
          Thursday, May 13        4 - 5:30 pm

Participants must commit to attending all days and completing homework assigned between sessions (we will keep it light!).

   

      

FAQS

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE? 

The program is open to anyone aged 15-30 and of African descent.

Because we have limited spots, you must commit to attending the program dates and times above

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED?

You do not need professional equipment - only a willingness to be creative with the gear you have access to! You will need a smart phone, tablet, or video camera to capture footage and record audio, and a laptop or computer that is capable of running Adobe Rush. We will support you through the whole process!

You also need access to stable internet for the Zoom sessions.

I'VE NEVER MADE A FILM BEFORE. CAN I STILL SIGN UP?

YES! Whether this is your first film or you are a seasoned pro, this experience will be a fun self-exploration into film making, story telling, and personal reflection.

If you know someone who would be a good fit for this program, please share it with them!

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