Announcing Our First Film Storytelling Boot Camp!

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The Southern Foodways Alliance and The Southern Documentary Project will team up this May to present our first Film Storytelling Boot Camp, led by the award-winning Joe York and Andy Harper.

The Boot Camp will teach beginning filmmakers the art of storytelling through documentary film. At this Boot Camp, you’ll develop technical skills and narrative ability to apply to your future film endeavors. The SFA welcomes applications from members and degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students. The Boot Camp will select participants based on genuine interest in Southern foodways and in applying the methods and practices learned in the Boot Camp to their own projects.

BOOT CAMP DETAILS

Dates: May 21-23, 2014

Where: SFA World Headquarters on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS.

Application deadline: March 14, 2014

Notification: by April 1, 2014

Equipment: A 500gb external hard drive

Student fees: None. You are simply responsible for travel expenses to and from Oxford.

Non-student fees: $500 tuition. You are also responsible for travel expenses to and from Oxford.

HOW TO APPLY

 Students:

  • Current resumé
  • A brief statement of purpose (introduce yourself and tell us about any experience you have making films. What story about Southern foodways do you want to tell and how can the Film Storytelling Boot Camp help you tell that story?)
  • One letter of recommendation

Non-student SFA Members:

  • You must be a current member of the SFA
  • A brief statement of purpose (introduce yourself and tell us about any experience you have making films. What story about Southern foodways do you want to tell and how can the Film Storytelling Boot Camp help you tell that story?)
  • A signed acknowledgement of the $500 tuition that is due upon acceptance into the workshop.

All application materials should be submitted via email to Emilie Dayan Hill, emilie@southernfoodways.org by March 14. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is the policy of the University of Mississippi not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation or being a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.