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Downtown Film Festival Workshops

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Walking Workshops

Location Scouting – A Walking Workshop

Sydney Lunn

Join professional location scout Sydney Lunn on an exploration of the West Side, considering every question you should ask when scouting for your film's location (with a few great stories of her own along the way!)

An Angled Approach: Finding Creative Camera Angles - A Walking Workshop

Adam Drake

The right camera angle sets the tone for your entire film, and this walking workshop with a professional filmmaker will help you reimagine your view from behind the lens.

Cell-Phone Filmmaking – A Walking Workshop

Noel Stojkov

Modern cell phone cameras are well-equipped to create professional film, and this walking workshop with a professional filmmaker helps get the most out of your smartphone device so that you too can create professional-looking and captivating film, right from your phone. *Participants must bring their own smartphones.

Documentaries: An Asset in the Black Lives Matter Movement

Amy Bertram

Belmont University professor Amy Bertram leads this hot topic discussion about the Black Lives Movement and how documentary film can prove to be such a big asset in the fight for equality.

Filmmaking Conversations

The Battle Over Citizen Kane

Dave Johnson

Come join film professor and Cookeville favorite Dave Johnson for a beer and discussion about the famous film, the famous documentary about the film, and the all the great stories you haven't heard yet.

Finding and Telling Your Story: An Exploration of the American Portrait

Becky Magura / Laura Holloway

What's the Story? WCTE CEO Becky Magura and Storyteller Agency founder Laura Holloway team up to lead this discussion about finding and telling your story through film, exploring the American Portrait series

Filmmaking from the Heart: Creating from Passion, Not for Profit

Josh Bishop

Filmmakers are often faced with the catch 22 of doing what they love and having to make a living doing it, and oftentimes the two don't necessarily mesh. Award-winning filmmaker Josh Bishop (Made in America) leads this discussion about creating film from the heart rather than for the profit.

A Beer with an Agent

Brent Clark (Moderator)

Looking for representation in the filmmaking world? Have an idea for a film you'd love to pitch? Come have a beer with a professional agent, with a group discussion and then one- on-one Q&A sessions.

Young and Aspiring Filmmakers

Filmmaking for Little Kids - Ages 5-8 (parent must accompany)

Daniel Duarte

It's never too early to start! And this workshop, created just for kids ages 5-8, inspires creatitivity through the basics for young filmmakers.

Future Filmmakers - A Workshop for High Schoolers

Daniel Duarte

Are you looking to explore a career in filmmaking? Or just curious the career paths available for filmmakers today? And how can you start getting your work create and put out there right now? Come learn more and have your questions answered in this workshop created just for high school students.

Workshop Leaders & Biographies

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Josh Bishop

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Adam Drake

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Amy Bertram

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Sydney Lunn

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Becky Magura

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Noel Stojkov

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David Johnson

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Daniel Duarte