Upcoming Workshops

Intro to short documentary-making Online

X-WAVE @ TSV / BIPOC-Centred Workshop Series / (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour)

Thursday 29 October 2020    6 – 7:30 pm 
part 2: Thursday 5 November 2020    6 – 7:30 pm
(Registration deadline is Thursday 29 October 6 am)

Learn how to budget, hire crew, solicit funding and more in this class designed to help fledgling producers begin the process of producing a short documentary. Participants should come with an idea for a short documentary.

To register visit www.trinitysquarevideo.com or email [email protected]

*Trinity Square Video is committed to providing an equitable and barrier-free space. If you are unable to afford these workshops, please reach out [email protected]

Image Credit: Maya Bastian
Instructor: Maya Bastian


Maya Bastian is a Tamil Canadian filmmaker, writer and artist. From 2007 she spent several years travelling the world as an investigative video journalist, documenting areas of conflict and post–?conflict which has culminated in an ongoing exploration of trauma as it relates to community and culture. As a director, she has won awards and exhibited her short films internationally, which run the gamut from narrative to documentary, to experimental. Her work has been shown in Los Angeles, New York, Berlin, UK, South Asia and across Canada. Her short hybrid film ‘Air Show’ received national press for its look at refugee reactions to militarized air shows, and is currently airing on CBC. She is a recipient of the Al Magee Screenwriting Mentorship, was included in Reelworld Film Festival’s Emerging 20 and was shortlisted for the Academy Apprenticeship for Women Directors. Maya has received filmmaking grants from Art With Impact, Home Made Visible and the Canada, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils. She is currently in post?production on her short film ‘Tigress’ which looks at militant rebellions. In her spare time she works as a programmer and industry outreach for several Toronto–?based film oranizations as well as being a strong champion for filmmakers of colour through her work at CineFAM and by sitting on panels and teaching workshops.


You can see her work and style at www.mayabastian.com


Instagram: @mayabasti

Twitter: @mayabasti

Location: Trinity Square Video
Category: Production – Theoretical
Level: Beginner    Career Level: Emerging
Maximum Capacity: 30
3 hours of instruction in 2 parts
$10 /member$20 /nonmember
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