Good news! The 2012 International documentary film workshop starts to accept applications now. Please fill out the attached application form and e-mail it directly to me by Friday, March 2.

About the program:
International Documentary Workshop is the first bilateral exchange program established between SFSU and China. The workshop will be conducted in Shanghai, China, one of the fastest growing metropolitans in the world.

This cross-cultural program was created and directed by Prof. Weimin Zhang since summer 2010. The uniqueness of this program is designed with the emphases on REAL cross-cultural experience and community team collaboration, which provided the students an unique opportunity to explore, participate and experience the different culture and the political economical environment in the real world through the medium of documentary filmmaking.

In summer 2010, there were total twelve students from SFSU including nine undergraduate senior students and three graduate students, together with twelve students from Shanghai Normal University (SHNU) participated this three-week intensive workshop from June 4 to June 25. After in-depth research and strategic selection, we decided to focus on four film projects and students were divided in 4 groups. Each group were consists of 6 students, 3 students of SFSU and 3 students of SHNU. They worked extremely hard and successfully presented four high quality short documentary films in Chinese/English. MADE IN CHINA, one of four documentary films was selected into the Official Selection and will be screened at 2011 San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival (March 10-20, 2011).

In summer 2012, there were four excellent short films were made by 9 SFSU students and 11 Chinese students. The documentary film screening were presented in both Shanghai and San Francisco. BEI YAO WAN, a short film directed by Shiyan Feng has just been selected and will be screened at SFAAIFF 2012 and it coming March (March 10-20, 2012).

Workshop duration: July 9 to August 3

Tuition and fees: SFSU students are required to pay the regular SFSU tuition to take this workshop and get 6 credit units. SFSU students need to pay your own round-trip flight ticket (up to$1200) and personal expenses while in China. The program will provide financial assistance to SFSU students on traveling, housing and partial local transportation during the period of the program.

Prerequisite: CINE 310 with C and above

Download the Application Form