2023 Mobile Device Filmmaking Class - Edmonton Short Film Festival

Want to learn how to create compelling content for social media platforms? Have an idea for a short film but don’t know where to start? Planning on taking part in our 48hr Mobile Device Filmmaking Challenge? Then these workshops are for you! 

The Edmonton Short Film Festival was pleased to offer two free filmmaking workshops on Saturday, May 13th at the King’s University. Doors opened at 10:00AM for check-in. The class was also live streamed with subtitles – no recording.

 This educational day prepares all novice and intermediate filmmakers for the 48 Hour Mobile Device Film Challenge on July 21 -23.

The first class was from 10:30AM  to 12:00PM. In this class beginning and emerging filmmakers  learned storytelling and technical techniques for shooting a two-minute movie on a smart phone or tablet in under 48 hours. The seminar was instructed by award-winning filmmaker Daniel Foreman.

 A free hot lunch and was served from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Choices included vegetarian options.

The second class was  from 1:00PM to 2:30PM. This event broke down taking your project files from being inside a mobile device to living online on YouTube. Using simple and easy to understand steps you will learn how to take footage from a mobile device to adding sound effects, music, colour grading and credits. The course was taught by Chance Brook who is a digital content creator, video editor, and videographer.

The FREE 48 Hour Mobile Device Filmmaking Challenge will be held on July 21 to July 23. Pre-registered participants will receive preliminary information about the event and then will receive complete details on Friday, July 21 at 6:00 pm. This important email will include full contest rules and the secret elements. Registration details for the Challenge will be coming soon.

Films that meet the criteria for the Challenge will be screened at the Film Expo on Sunday, July 30, 2023. There will be three prizes awarded to the winning filmmakers including best film, best marketed film and best use of secret elements. These three films will screen at the Edmonton Short Film Festival and are eligible for cash prizes and screening fees.