To develop and create high quality film and TV work from the Asian Pacific Islander American Minnesotan perspective.
Year 1 — Screenwriting Lab for Narrative Filmmakers
The APIA MN Screenwriting Lab for Narrative Filmmakers is a year-long initiative broken into three different labs (for 1/2-hour TV, hour-TV, and feature films) to teach, create, and edit screenplays created and written by APIA filmmakers in Minnesota.
The APIA MN Screenwriting Lab for Narrative Filmmakers will have several key activities:
Seminars that focus on different elements that make compelling film and TV narratives.
Writing for TV and feature films seminars.
Write multiple drafts, workshop scripts and provide constructive feedback.
Learning how to apply and be competitive for local and national fellowships, grants, and contests.
Create an online platform to showcase APIA filmmakers and writers.
Year 2 — On-Set & Production Training
The first half of Year 2 will specialize in on-set and production training. Participants will be on-set working with acclaimed and award-winning directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors to improve their craft.
Year 2 & 3 — Production of Collective Work
The second half of Year 2 and all of Year 3 will produce participants' works. The collective with help finance as well as provide production and post-production support. Previous guest instructors will provide constructive feedback and guidance.
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