Professional Documentary Filmmaker Leads Course at College of the Rockies

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Filmmaker Yana Kehrlein will be sharing his experience and knowledge with participants in the Filmmaking Unleashed: Documentary Film Workshop July 18 to August 6.

College of the Rockies invites film enthusiasts, storytellers, photographers looking to evolve to moving image, high school students and anyone with filmmaking aspirations to join them at a documentary filmmaking workshop from July 18 to August 6.

Filmmaking Unleashed: A Documentary Film Workshop is designed to provide participants with the skills and narrative tools needed to make a professional quality film.  Students will work with professional equipment and develop a visual story with guidance from a team of international, award-winning professionals.  At the conclusion of the three-week program, participants will have developed, shot, edited and processed a festival-ready short documentary.

This exciting workshop will be led by French-American filmmaker and visual artist, Yana Kehrlein.  The winner of numerous awards for his unique digital artwork, Kehrlein has had his films shown in festivals across North America. Yana currently lives in Kimberley and works internationally as a film director and director of photography. He will be assisted in delivering the workshop by colleagues who are also active members of the industry.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for those interested in learning to create documentary films,” says Tracey Whiting, Continuing Education and Contract Training Manager at College of the Rockies.  “We are so lucky to have someone of Yana’s calibre in our region that is willing to pass on the remarkable knowledge and skills he has accumulated over his career.  I strongly encourage people to sign up for this program.”

For participants outside of the Cranbrook region, limited accommodations are available at the College’s Purcell House Residence by calling 250-489-8282 or toll-free at 1-877-489-2687 ext. 3282

The three-week Filmmaking Unleashed workshop runs from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, with the exception of the holiday Monday – August 1.  Additional access to equipment and workstations will be available on the weekends.

The registration deadline for the workshop is June 10 and the cost is $2,495 per person.  To register, contact 250-489-8242, toll-free 1-877-489-2687 ext. 3242 or email cranbrookCE@cotr.bc.ca

Learn more about College of the Rockies’ Documentary Film Workshop at: cotr.ca/film-workshop