Student Shorts at Duluth Superior Film Fest on June 4, 2016

UMD Student films, along with other videos by Emerging Filmmaker Project Duluth workshops will be featured this year at Duluth Superior Film Fest on June 4th at Zinema 2 in downtown Duluth.
Please put this date on your calendar and plan to attend!



The Duluth Superior Film Festival (DSFF) is an ambitious and innovative event that delivers film, music and art to the Twin Ports region. In its short history, DSFF has developed an exemplary reputation for presenting a distinctively imaginative and diverse line-up of international, American independent and regional films. Over 5 days this June 1-5, 2016 the festival will present an exciting slate of films, bring popular music acts, host many visiting filmmakers to introduce and discuss their works, and include an array of events, panels, discussions, and parties.

Don’t miss the screening of  Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth Showcase at Duluth Superior Film Fest on June 4, 2016!

Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth Showcase

From experimental animation to live action shorts, Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth Showcase features original videos by area middle school, high school, and university students who participated in workshops and classes at University of Minnesota Duluth over the past year. In collaboration with local arts educators and regional film organizations, Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth aims to help beginning filmmakers gain skills and confidence creating with moving media. EFPD workshops were funded through an Academic Affairs Public Engagement Grant with additional support from the Department of Art & Design, School of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Academy, and Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab at UMD.


Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth / Cinematography Workshop

Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth presents the first Cinematography Workshop on Sept 23, 2015 with guest Greg Winter. Students in Joellyn’s Visual Narratives class will be the bulk of the workshop participants, with a few outside registered workshop students.

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Visiting Cinematography Workshop
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (with dinner break)
Location: at University of MN Duluth (MMADLAB video studio / 24 Bohnannon Hall)

This one day workshop offers practical approaches to cinematography through discussion of narrative strategies and testing techniques using lighting, composition, and camera movement. The afternoon session will cover variable issues shooting on location in the autumn light. The evening session will focus on interior shooting, using UMD’s new video production studio (Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab). Creative exercises share ways to shoot a scene with a window as a bridge between interior and exterior in the cinematic narrative. The workshop will provide hands-on experience with a variety of gear, including HD camcorders, DSLR cameras, and HD studio cameras. All participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras and memory cards. The workshop is aimed at emerging filmmakers (beginning to intermediate) interested in digital filmmaking of all sizes and budgets.

Emerging Filmmakers Project Duluth brings together University students, community members, beginning and experienced filmmakers to gain skills and share experiences telling stories with moving media. This project is funded by a University of Minnesota Duluth Academic Affairs Public Engagement Grant with additional support from UMD’s School of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Academy, and Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab.