World of Women Workshops: Skills
March 6th, 2018, WOL Community Center, Al Quoz, UAE
WORKSHOP 1: Women and the Film Narrative
ABOUT: Contemporary storytelling in film can have a tendency to undervalue or completely overlook, deep and meaningful roles for women or themes involving the lives of women. It's not only Issue based films and documentaries that should be given license to discuss the sensitive subject matter of women's health and wellbeing. The growing number of contemporary women directors are addressing this gap in the market to produce strong, dynamic narratives that have women at their core. This workshop will review the short poem film works of Adele Myers, as she shows the rationale behind each film and the creative processes to realize them.
Adele Myers is anArtist and Filmmaker living in Fujairah UAE, teaching Applied Communication, with a major in Filmmaking. Her work, in the main concentrates on creating poem film adaptations. These films have been screened internationally in film and literature festivals as well as Art Galleries, including a retrospective of her work at Dimensions Arts Centre, Chongqing China.
Some of these festivals include; Kendal Mountain Film Festival, Underwire, BAFTA Market, London Short Film Festival and Bristol Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival in UK and Berlin Zebra Poem Film Festival, PosieFest and Tarp, IndieCork, Cyclop Festival, Ginsberg Film Festival and now World of Women Festival in Dubai.
She is the founder and artistic Director of Bokeh Yeah! Originally launched in Manchester. A DSLR Academy of sorts, providing video and production training, networking and film opportunities for DLSR Filmmakers based in UK. Since her move to the UAE, she has adapted the ideas of the group to poem film workshops in both China and Zimbabwe.
WORKSHOP 2: MY FILM JOURNEY
Meet WOW 2018 winner, Emirati Sarah Al Hashimi the Director of "Lemonade" – an award-wining documentary covering the story of an autistic adult living in the United Arab Emirates. Join her as she shares more on her film and the her journey to make her dream come true.
Sarah's father, also a filmmaker, introduced Sarah to the world of cinema when she was a young girl. She was mesmerized by the power of film by watching documentaries her father created of the old Dubai as well as of the Founder and First President of the United Arab Emirates, the late His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
WORKSHOP 3: My Film-making secrets
Join this special WOW guest and learn secret film making techniques and skill from an award winning Director.