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Directing Dramatic Film

May 11, 2015 - May 12, 2015




Monday, May 11th & Tuesday, May 12th  |  6 pm – 10 pm  |  $75

Red River College – Princess Street Campus, 160 Princess St.  |  Room P320

This two part intensive workshop will cater to any filmmaker looking to expand their knowledge in directing. Directing is a daunting task with no fixed rules and can become overwhelming. This workshop will cover directing aspects that will help individuals hone their skills as a director by covering topics that may otherwise go unnoticed. Some topics to be covered are casting, locations, storyboards, rehearsals, the psychology of composition, eye-lines and the axis, on set protocol and much more. Film clips will be used to help further explain some of the processes associated with directing.


Who Should Take this Course

Filmmakers (directors, writers, producers) wanting a better understanding of the director’s process.


About the Instructor
SHANE BELCOURT is an award-winning Métis filmmaker, writer, and musician based in Toronto. His debut feature film, Tkaronto, has played many international film festivals, winning the Best Director prize at the 2008 Dreamspeakers Film Festival and 2008 Talking Stick Film Festival, along with being nationally distributed in theatres across Canada. Shane has made a variety of short films that have been shown on national television and various film festivals. Alongside the dramatic work, Shane continues to make documentary films as a director and cinematographer.



Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours. We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.


Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy 

  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.


Breaks and refreshments

All course participants are responsible for their own lunch.


May 11, 2015
May 12, 2015


Film Training Manitoba


Red River College – Princess Street Campus , Room P320
160 Princess St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9 Canada
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