Planning Your Short Film: A Newcomer's Guide

So, you've written a short screenplay, or have at least been kicking around a brilliant idea for one. ...But what comes next? In six quick and easy interactive Zoom sessions, filmmaker and AIM alum Julie Haberstick will walk you through the short film process from soup to nuts.
 
You'll learn about fundraising and budgeting, and get a sense of the essential crew roles. You'll also learn how to get the most value out of fundamental production documents like shot lists and call sheets. Finally, you'll learn about distribution, and the different ways to get your film out into the world! Classes are held weekly on Tuesday evenings over Zoom, beginning Tuesday, May 31st. Following the final July 5th class, we'll hold a happy hour at AIM so you can network with your classmates and start planning your next project!
 
Cost: $60 (only $10 per session!)
 
***Please note: The registration portion of our website is currently down. Please email kristen@arlingtonmedia.org to reserve your seat. Thanks!***
 
About your instructor: Julie Haberstick is a New Orleans-based writer-director (and Arlington County native who first got her start at AIM), with experience on small independent films, as well as major studio productions like Homeland, Lincoln, and Bones. In her work, she produces intimate journey stories, with the greater intention of making others feel seen (watch her directing reel here). When she's not on set, you can find her championing other creatives through Citric Focus and supporting inclusive filmmaker resource platform Seed&Spark.
 
 
Sessions: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
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