Workshop will give teen girls taste of film production

Closing the gender gap in film and TV

With streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon creating more content than ever, the opportunity to work in film and television has never been greater.

Unfortunately, for women, appearing in the credits of a Stranger Things or a Godless is a much more difficult feat than it is for their male counterparts.

While women are making strides in film and TV production, there’s still work to do. According to a recent study from Women in View, the female share of key production roles is just 28 per cent.

For Indigenous women or women of colour, that figure plummets to less than two per cent.

Girls in Film and Television (GIFT) wants to balance the playing field. Led by an all-female staff of more than a dozen industry professionals (including actor Chantal Perron and director/cinematographer Tamara Canu), GIFT is committed to helping the next generation of girls tell their stories through film.

GIFT is hosting a five-day workshop in Red Deer that’s both engaging and fun. The hands-on program gives teen girls a taste of all stages of film production – from writing and shooting to editing and post-production.

The workshop runs from Aug. 19 to 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Red Deer Public School Administration Building and is open to girls ages 14 to 18.

For more information, visit GIFT on Facebook or Instagram @girlsinfilmtv.



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