Share your story through filmmaking! With the help of our filmmaking instructor and resident artist, you'll learn the skills to make your own short film.


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Share your story through filmmaking! COVID19 Stories: Filmmaking Project for Youth with Disabilities is a 2-part program; with the help of our filmmaking instructor and resident artist, you’ll learn filmmaking skills and help make your own short film!

Part 1: Filmmaking Skills

Three classes teaching you how to make your own short film on your phone! Learn how to plan what you will film, how to shoot footage, how to be confident on-camera, and basic editing skills!


June 25, July 2, July 8


Part 2: My Story short films

In Part 2, you will work with our filmmaker and resident artist to create a short film about your life during COVID 19! Shoot your own documentary footage with the help of our filmmaker, learn how to be interviewed on camera with our resident artist. Filmmaker will edit your footage into a short film at the end of the project!


July 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 20


Note: Part 2 may involve individual meetings via Zoom with the filmmaker or artist, as needed

Email if you have questions, concerns, or accommodation requests/needs.

Artist/Interviewer – Ophira Calof

Ophira Calof is a multi-award winning disabled writer, performer and producer who recently premiered her solo show, Literally Titanium, at the 2020 Toronto Next Stage Theatre Festival. Her work weaves together storytelling, music and comedy and centers chronic illness and disability experiences.

Filmmaking Instructor – Josef Beeby

Josef Beeby is a Toronto-based writer, editor and filmmaker working mostly in documentary. His work has played at SXSW, the Sundance Film Festival and HotDocs. He has won a CSA, been shortlisted for an Oscar and won a Golden Sheaf at the Yorkton Film Festival. He has also won a CCE award for his editing work. He has a strong passion for teaching and passing on the knowledge he’s gained from ten years in the film industry.

Presented by:

A Kultura Collective Member

Start Date: June 25, 2020

Closing Date: August 20, 2020

Thu, Jun 25, 2020, 4:00 PM – Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 4:30 PM EDT






If accessibility options not listed, please contact the venue to confirm


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