Masterclass: Ethnographic, Documentary and Participatory Filmmaking

Join us for an immersive experience into the world of creativity and storytelling with NAIFF-Nepal America International Film Festival’s exclusive masterclass in FILMMAKING.

In this masterclass, Professor Michael Brown will share his experiences working in ethnographic, documentary and participatory filmmaking for social transformation and positive change. Michael will present some key underlying theories, alongside practical filmmaking examples, mostly drawn from his own work in Nepal. He will share his own working methodologies that will offer insight into aspects of subject engagement, cinematography, sound design and editing approaches relevant to ethnographic and non-fiction filmmaking. The primary focus of this masterclass is to offer insight and stimulate an interest into how we, as filmmakers, can work towards positive transformation, locally and globally. The masterclass will include a question time.

Professor Michael Brown Michael Brown is a Professor at the University of South Wales, UK and a Board Member of the International Visual Sociology Association. He is an ethnographic, participatory and non-fiction filmmaker. Influenced by Paulo Freire, Michael’s practice-led research explores ethnographic and participatory practice, engaging with marginalised, disadvantaged or declining people and their cultures, species, places and ecosystems, to promote dialogue in search of positive transformation. He works locally and globally with communities, non-governmental organisations and social development organisations, utilising participatory methods. Michael has engaged with various communities in 20 countries around the world. Michael teaches undergraduate non-fiction filmmaking and supervises MA and PhD practice in areas related to his field. Click Here to Sign Up Today!

Date and time
Saturday, June 22 · 6–8pm EDT

Brentwood Arts Exchange, 3901 Rhode Island Ave Brentwood, MD 20722

The NAIFF-Nepal America International Film Festival is set to take place from June 20th to 23rd 2024 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and Greenbelt Cinema in Maryland. The festival showcases all genres of films, including feature-length, documentaries, animation, experimental, and shorts from all over the world, including Nepal, America, South Asia, and beyond.