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Are you interested in making a documentary short film?

On October 2nd from 4-5PM HST, join the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective in an online Info Session with Alison Week, founder of Hawaii Doc Club, to answer questions about her upcoming documentary filmmaking workshops starting Oct 10th and 13th. Alumni of the Hawaii Doc Club’s summer filmmaking workshop will join to share their personal experiences and what they learned in the program.

Register for the free online info session here.
Register for the workshop and apply for tuition scholarships here.
Class registration closes on October 9th.

Over the course of 8-weeks, students will learn both the conceptual and practical elements of making a documentary film. The first half of the course offers a broad overview of the genre and a review of the basics. The second half builds on those teachings to learn professional workflow from research and development to distribution while creating your own 5-minute short film.

We will watch and discuss a different documentary film each week to learn from other award-winning filmmakers and give students a new appreciation for the genre. We’ll celebrate the completion of the course with a showcase of documentary films completed in the program.

This is a hands-on, fast-paced crash course in documentary filmmaking, geared towards both beginner and advanced filmmakers. Additional resources will be tailored for individual filmmakers and their projects. Students maintain ownership of their work developed in this program.

Please direct any questions about the program or the tuition scholarships to Alison Week: |

Alison Week is originally from Hawai’i. She has spent the past 6-years production managing documentary teams around the world and shooting for clients like BBC, NBC/Universal, Business Insider and Verizon while based out of Austin, Texas. She has been selected to speak on documentary filmmaking at SXSW and the Allied Media Conference, pitch her work at Good Pitch Local – Dallas, and participate in the PBS Young Producers Conference and the American Conservation Film Festival’s Producing Camp.

She has guided teams from development through post-production, launched successful crowdfunding campaigns and coordinated impact screening tours, including one across 17 cities in the Four Corners region of the US for the premiere of Yellow Fever: Uncovering the Navajo Uranium Legacy on PBS/America Reframed.

Recently, she was selected by the state of Hawai’i as a fellow in the Creative Hawai’i Lab – Producing Immersive 2019 with her first narrative feature. She is in Hawai’i this summer to begin pre-production on that film with co-producer, and Executive Director of the Made in Hawai’i Film Festival, Zoe Eisenberg.

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