Were you inspired by the Oscars? Are you a young visually impaired person who wants to show the world your vision through documentary films? Check this out!
Apprentice at AFI/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Documentary Festival
Deadline for applications: March 12, 2010
VSA invites emerging filmmakers with disabilities, ages 18 to 30, from
around the world who are interested in expanding their education and
knowledge of documentary filmmaking to apply to be an apprentice at the
renowned AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival and International Documentary Conference from June 22 27, 2010.
AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Film Festival and
International Documentary Conference offers numerous opportunities for
apprentices to be introduced to the most current trends in documentary
filmmaking. Sessions, panels, master classes, small group discussions with
industry leaders, and networking events will offer a select group of
emerging filmmakers the opportunity to hone their skills, increase their
knowledge base, and develop their network of professional contacts.
SILVERDOCS staff will create a customized learning experience for each VSA
Apprentice under the tutelage of AFI Silver¹s Education Coordinator, Matt
Attendance at the entire conference is required. The official language for
the conference is English and if necessary, accommodations will be made
for American Sign Language. In order to fully participate, applicants must
be able to speak, read, and write English fluently.
The selected VSA Apprentices will have the following expenses covered by
VSA and AFI:
Conference registration, room, and board
Round-trip economy class or coach travel to and from Silver Spring,
Maryland, including ground transportation
Travel, room, and board for a personal care assistant, if required
Reasonable accommodation for the apprentice¹s disability
More information can be found at:<http://www.vsarts. org/x6042. xml>.