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In 2019, Cinespace and Multicultural Arts Victoria ran our first
introductory smartphone filmmaking workshops with the support of local Councils in Wyndham, Brimbank, Maribyrnong & City of Port Phillip.
Funded community workshops are open to anyone, free and welcome people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Cinespace can also run these workshops in community organisations, groups and schools.
WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE STORY?
A smartphone story is a short film made entirely on a mobile phone.
It might be a comedy, a drama, a documentary, or something else.
It has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
It can be made by one person, or by a team of people.
A smartphone story can be made by anyone.
We'd love to see stories set in places audiences haven't seen before,
and that talk about new and different things.
WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP?
You will learn skills in:
ways to tell stories using a smartphone
Cinespace will give you skills and equipment to get started.
You can complete your film in your own time,
with ongoing support.
Depending on specific funding arrangements for a workshop,
participants in workshops may also receive access to
additional support such as (conditions apply, subject to
license to the Filmic Pro app for your smartphone
access to additional equipment (lenses, lights, gimbal)
ongoing mentoring (script, editing, advice)
discounted services for sound mixing and video grading
launch event for produced short films
The workshops will be facilitated by Daniel Schultheis from Cinespace Inc. Daniel has been working in community filmmaking and education for more than 15 years, a former ISSI Fellow researching microbudget movies, and passionate about smartphone storytelling. Daniel has also been a producer of television and independent feature films. Daniel also co-organises the meetup.com group Smartphone Filmmakers and Mobile Social Media Producers together with MINA and #filmbreaker.
WHO ARE YOU?
Applications are open to anyone, Cinespace is committed to diversity and welcome participants identifying from different cultural backgrounds
Aged 16 or over
Have your own smartphone
You or your team have an idea for a narrative screen story (for example, a comedy, a drama, a documentary)
You are self-motivated and passionate about making stories
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
TO BE NOTIFIED OF OUR NEXT WORKSHOP
We acknowledge the kind support of our previous workshop funders and supporters.
Cinespace have also run workshops in secondary schools.
Our key project partner is Multicultural Arts Victoria.