Over twenty persons certified in part two of the Audio and Film-Making Workshop
A call has been issued for participants of a just-concluded audio and film-making workshop to use their skills and knowledge to produce films that will promote Dominica.
The call was made by Dominica’s Film Commissioner, Mrs. Anita Bully, while addressing the close of the second audio and film making workshop which was held here from September 5th to 16th, 2011.
The workshop, which was facilitated by Mr Oriel Rodriguez of the international school of film in Havana, Cuba was organized by the Dominica Film Office in collaboration with discover Dominica authority and was funded by the Cuban government.
A total of twenty nine persons including film makers and editors participated in the two-week programme.
Mrs Bully said that this program will assist the Dominica Film Office in building the film industry in Dominica.
Mr Rodriguez also conducted an elementary workshop on the basics of film editing for a group of young people simultaneously.
Mrs Bully says the Dominica Film Office is now putting strategies in place to promote local short films to eradicate our dependency on foreign films.
The participants were encouraged by Mr Rodriguez to collaborate and form a film association to work together to produce short films which can also be submitted to various film festivals.
He pledged his commitment to continue working with the Dominica Film Office to conduct similar trainings in Dominica.
Participants of the workshop were presented with certificates of completion presented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Mrs. Claudia Bellot.
The screening of five-minute short films which were produced by the participants concluded Friday’s closing ceremony.