Still from Thirza Cuthand’s “2 Spirit Dreamcatcher Dot Com.”

TQFF 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer/Trans Video Workshop for Beginners


The Toronto Queer Film Festival, in collaboration with Trinity Square Video and imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival, announces a call for participants in our first 2 Spirit/Indigiqueer/Trans Workshop for Beginners.

Get training and production resources to produce a short video in four afternoon sessions every other Saturday over two months this spring. The workshop will take place on Saturday April 14, April 28, May 12, and May 26 from 11am – 6pm in downtown Toronto.

2 Spirit/Indigiqueer video artists Fallon Simard and Thirza Cuthand will provide hands on training in script development, video production, sound recording and post, and video editing. This series is ideal for the beginner who has a simple idea in mind and needs access to equipment and skills.

Workshop sessions, including a hot lunch, will take place at Trinity Square Video. In addition, TSV is offering a free one year membership to all participants, which will provide access to production equipment and editing facilities.

To apply, please submit a short one page proposal for a five minute video, detailing your idea for a short film under five minutes in length and what you hope to learn from this workshop, to indigiqueer@torontoqueerfilmfest.com. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Friday, March 23.

This workshop series is designed specifically for the 2 Spirit and Indigiqueer community.

Completed videos will be shown in fall 2018 at the Toronto Queer Film Festival. Directors will receive $400 for finished works, plus an additional screening fee from the festival.

Funding for this workshop has generously provided by the Ontario Arts Council.