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Poster for Film Columbus Workshop: Strategies for Making a Good Film Truly Great

Film Columbus Workshop: Strategies for Making a Good Film Truly Great

Coming on December 17

Run Time: 300 min.

Join us for an exciting event where we delve into the secrets of creating outstanding films! Whether you’re a budding filmmaker or simply passionate about movies, this in-person gathering is perfect for you. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to take your film-making to the next level with writer/director Jennifer Reeder!

In the spirit of continuing our commitment to accessibility, thanks to Film Columbus, Gateway Film Center, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council, tickets are FREE! Reserve your spot today and get ready to unleash your creativity. Register here.

Learn from award-winning writer/director Jennifer Reeder, who will share her valuable insights on enhancing your filmmaking skills. Discover the key elements that transform a good film into a great one, from storytelling techniques, casting ideas and directing actors, to making the most of pre-production.

During this interactive event, you’ll have the opportunity to network with fellow filmmakers, exchange ideas, and expand your own network. Our friendly atmosphere encourages open discussions and fosters a sense of community among film lovers.

Your Instructor:

Jennifer Reeder was recently named by Bong Joon Ho as a filmmaker to watch in the 2020s. She constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma, and coping that borrow from a range of forms including after-school specials and amateur music videos. These films have shown at festivals and museums around the world, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and The Whitney Biennial. Perpetrator premiered at the 2023 Berlin International Film Festival. The Playlist claims that “Jennifer Reeder has cemented her status as a horror doyenne with her fourth feature film.”

Knives and Skin, premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and was released theatrically by IFC Films. The Hollywood Reporter praised the film as the arrival of a “boldly original voice”.

Reeder’s Night’s End, with Michael Shannon, is a Shudder Original and premiered on the platform in March 2022. She directed a segment for horror anthology V/H/S /94, which she co-wrote with David Bruckner (The Night House and Hellraiser), and premiered at Fantastic Fest. Reeder’s first feature, Signature Move (2017), premiered at SXSW and won the Grand Prize at the 2017 Outfest in LA. Her shorts can be seen on The Criterion Channel.

She has been an advisor at the Sundance Indigenous Program and is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the USA Fellowship, the Alpert Film Award residency at MacDowell Colony, a Creative Capital Grant and the SFFIM/Rainin Foundation award.

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