Toronto Media Arts Centre

Directing Documentary

November 28, 6:00 PM

Charles Street Video

In CSV Workshop Space

This lecture-based course aims to guide participants through the fundamental steps of directing documentary. Topics that will be covered: Brief history on documentary filmmaking, documentary vs. fiction, writing treatments, interviewing, the DOP/Director relationship, funding options for emerging Canadian documentary filmmakers and more.

Instructor: Sophy Romvari Sophy Romvari is a filmmaker born in Victoria, B.C. and based in Toronto. Her critically-acclaimed short films have travelled the international festival circuit and have earned her a reputation as a leading young talent. Her filmmaking is mostly autoethnographic with a focus on processing trauma, either personally or collectively. She is playful in her approach to documentary as a form, blurring the lines between fiction and reality.