Documentary Development Intensive with Chanda Chevannes

Monday, January 1, 2019 | 12am EST


This 1-day intensive workshop will help participants to kick-start the creative development of their next documentary film. Come with an idea for a new documentary and over the course of the session the group will workshop each participant’s idea. In addition to creative discussions, brainstorming, and feedbacking, the session will also offer tips and tricks around logistical considerations, including working with on-camera subjects, rights considerations, and release forms. This is a participatory and creatively nurturing workshop, so please come prepared to collaborate with and support your fellow filmmakers.

Please submit the following in one document (word/pdf):

Name / Address / Email / Preferred Pronoun
200 word treatment / project idea
biography of filmmaker
Indicate what are the top things you would like to learn or practice in this session?
Indicate whether your project is in
early idea phase
early production (i.e., started shooting, but still trying to work out what the film is about!)

Please send your application to:
Subject heading: Documentary Bootcamp

Chanda Chevannes

is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, writer, and educator. She makes artful documentaries that seek to amplify women’s voices. As a biracial and bisexual woman, she hopes her work serves to bring both joy and justice into the world. Chanda’s award-winning films have been broadcast on six continents, have been seen by more than four million people, and have inspired tangible legislative and social change. Her most recent film is UNFRACTURED, a triumphant documentary about the fossil fuel resistance. Chanda has authored several educational resources and has trained as an arts educator with the Royal Conservatory and as a workshop facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Project. She was recently an Innovator in Communities with the Toronto Public Library, leading filmmaking workshops in the city’s underserved communities. Chanda lives in Toronto and is a part-time instructor at Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre. She is the mother of two beloved and badass children, Hannah and Henry.

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