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Documentary Workflow for Women* with Joella Cabalu

VIVO Media Arts

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

Documentary Workflow for Women* with Joella Cabalu

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Regular Rate 2 Tickets 2 Oct 2019 $130.00 $5.54 $6.78
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Documentary Workflow for Women* with Joella Cabalu


For self-identified women and non-binary people: Allow the best version of your story to come through by refining your proposal and prepping your project workflow with producer-director Joella Cabalu!

9 hours total over 3 sessions // $130, or $96 with any VIVO Producer Membership (+GST)


Session 1: Tue Sep 17, 6pm-9pm
Session 2: Tue Sep 24, 6pm-9pm
Session 3: Tue Oct 1, 6pm-9pm

Two Extended Subsidies available:

Prerequisites: Participants must bring a draft of their 1-page proposal, explaining their documentary idea--what the story is, and how you'd like to tell it.

This workshop is for women (cis, trans, and genderqueer) who want to learn how to plan their documentary projects or who are seeking further guidance in doing so.

Participants will learn about story developmentbudgetingproduction coordination, and how these inform their workflow. Through presentations, participants will also learn production terms and their meanings to better communicate your vision with your team members. During group discussions, participants will work through real life case studies provided by the instructor, and make progress on your own project.

When shooting a documentary, a lot of unexpected things can happen. Preparing properly allows you to respond creatively and with sensitivity, focusing on the moments that matter.


Joella Cabalu is an award-winning Filipino-Canadian Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker. Her first credit as a producer and director was for her own personal family documentary It Runs in the Family (2015), which won Audience Choice Awards at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival and Vancouver Queer Film Festival and an honourable mention for the Loni Ding Award for Social Justice Documentary at CAAMFest. Since then, she has developed a track record as a creative and collaborative producer working with emerging women directors on compelling short documentaries, including the uplifting environmental film FIXED! (2017) and Do I Have Boobs Now? (2017) a fascinating portrait of a trans activist which screened in festivals worldwide, including Slamdance, BFI Flare, and OUTFest LA. She recently produced a CBC Docs short Biker Bob’s Posthumous Adventure (2019)about a community of strangers coming together after discovering a message in a bottle containing human ashes.


Questions? Email us at or call 604-872-8337, ext. 5

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Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!

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VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 1Y8

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 6:00 PM - Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

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VIVO Media Arts

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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