Workshop Information

The GYFF Workshop is a full-day event during which students have a chance to learn from and interact with professionals in the film industry as well as film students and teachers from other high schools. The goal of the workshop is to help the students prepare to make their films not only for the film festival but college and beyond.  Our hope is that the students will be encouraged and excited to tell their story and to learn the technology, the skills, and the power of creative expression.

This school year, the Workshop will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Upper Dublin High School Performing Arts Center and Upper Dublin Township Building.

2014 Workshop Photo Gallery, Videos and Handouts

2014 instructors were Collin Leahy - Primitive World Productions, André Robert Lee - writer, director, and producer of The Prep School Negro, Steve McWilliams - Villanova University, John O’Leary - Villanova University, Michael Schweisheimer - Primitive World Productions, Tammy Tiehel-Stedman - Producer and Academy Award winner and Marty Zied - writer, producer, and six time Emmy award winner.

  • To watch Andre’ Robert Lee’s workshop presentation click here
  • To watch Marty Zied and Tammy Tiehel-Stedman’s presentation click here
  • To watch Michael Schweisheimer and Collin Leahy’s presentation click here
  • To watch John O'Leary and Steve McWilliams' presentation click here

Click here to see Marty Zied's Filmmaking Top 10 List and click here for PWP's Video handout.

Click any thumbnail for the manual gallery or here for an automated slide show of all images.

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