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Masterclass: The Art and Business of Film Making

Dec 13, 2019 · Ottawa, Canada

What to expect?

In this session with Emily Ramsay, you will learn the art of filmmaking and how to nourish creative expression for social impact through film production. She will share her journey in the film business, her current role as the Executive Director of one of Ottawa’s largest grassroots film festival, Digi60. You will learn about how Emily was able to transform her passion for filmmaking and film production into a long-term career, as well as crafty ways she’s learned to automate the film production space by adapting to digital tools during production.

Bonus: All participants will be eligible to attend the upcoming Digi60 festival: Winter Edition, to attend film screenings and the afterparty. She will then select about 3 people from her Masterclass session to join her on set of her most recent film project, Vs: Women in Combat Sports.

Speaker Bio

Emily is a producer and festival director who focuses on local, grassroots storytelling in the Ottawa region. Her collective, Obscura Creative, works with local artists, not-for-profits and small businesses to create video content for web and broadcast, and she is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Digi60 Filmmakers' Festival, which focuses on the professional development of emerging filmmakers in Ottawa-Gatineau. She's produced and production managed several short films, independent features, and socially conscious ads while freelancing in development, festival strategy, post-production management and producing. Her most recent project, docu-series Vs.: Women in Combat Sports, was recently renewed for a second season on Fibe TV1. Emily is a graduate of the Algonquin Scriptwriting and WIFT Media Business Essentials programs, and is a recipient of the CMPA Ontario Production Mentorship and the WIFT Connect Mentorship.

This session is part of the Creative Entrepreneurship Masterclass Series:

Nov. 22: The Art and Business of Music Production

Nov. 29: The Art and Business of Fashion Design

Dec. 6: The Art and Business of Body Art

Dec. 13: The Art and Business of Filmmaking

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    Invest Ottawa delivers economic development programs and initiatives that increase entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in the City of Ottawa and its surrounding region. Its goal is to make Ottawa the best place in Canada to start and grow a knowledge-based business. Invest Ottawa services include startup incubation and mentorship, acceleration for existing companies, global business attraction and local business retention, targeted sector development, commercialization, and marketing Ottawa’s diversi

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