Writing on the Screen: The film critic/filmmaker exchange @ SFU Woodward's, Vancouver [24 February]

Writing on the Screen: The film critic/filmmaker exchange

13:00 - 16:00

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SFU Woodward's
149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1H4
The film critic/filmmaker exchange. A workshop by David Spaner.

A three-hour writing workshop for aspiring film critics, filmmakers, and film lovers, which will look at the changing role of critical writing for magazines, newspapers and blogs – and the filmmaker's role in the process.

Topics include:

History and importance of film criticism
Anatomy of a film review
How to submit story ideas to print and online publications
How to write a press kit – and how to use one to write a review

Participants will have a chance to write a review or press material and get feedback from the instructor. They may also choose to use past samples of their writing to rework during the workshop.

Please bring writing tools or a laptop for this part of the workshop. This event will begin at 1:00 pm sharp, arrive early to check in.


David Spaner is a film historian, critic, and feature writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications. David covered movies at the Province daily newspaper and co-founded the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. He is the author of «Dreaming in the Rain: How Vancouver Became Hollywood North by Northwest» and «Shoot It! Hollywood Inc. and the Rising of Independent film».

Co-presented by SFU's Woodward's Cultural Programs & SFU School for the Contemporary Arts.
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