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Film II Application Process

Theatre and Film


THFM-3310 (6) FILMMAKING II: DIRECTING THE SHORT FILM

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR 2022-23 

There are 10-12 spaces available for THFM-3310(6) Filmmaking II: Directing the Short Film.

Registration for Filmmaking II is by permission of the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Film ONLY.

NOTE:  The pre-requisite for the course is THFM-2310(6) Filmmaking I:  Screen Narrative Technique.

Prospective students should complete the online application form which includes a place to provide a link to your material.  (Submission material doesn’t have to be new; it can be a sample of work from previous film classes.)

CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTANCE INTO THE COURSE 

  • Grades
  • Quality of work
  • Attendance
  • Attitude and professionalism

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS         

All applications for Filmmaking II must be submitted by MONDAY, JUNE 6th, 2022, 4 pm.  NO EXCEPTIONS.    The submission form is online through the department website (see below for link).

STEPS

  1. If you would like to discuss your qualifications, options, and the application procedure, contact THFM Student Advisor Melinda Tallin (tallin@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-786-9955) who can help you figure out where you stand in terms of credit hours, requirements, time commitments, etc.

    2. Prepare your materials for your application:

  • Samples of your work (required): You are required to submit two examples of your directing work with your application.  The films you submit should demonstrate your abilities as a filmmaker.  Film credits must be included and your specific role must be stated in those credits.   Please provide two samples of your work as a film director via online delivery using the online form (link below).   This can be Vimeo or Youtube.  (If you are unsure of which platform to use, or are unable to use one of these, please let us know; we can make another arrangement.) Submission material doesn’t have to be new; it can be a sample of work from previous film classes.   We understand the difficulties of the last two years and the burden of COVID restrictions, and we’re sympathetic to those challenges; this will be considered when your material is viewed. 
  • Grades (required): Your grades are an important part of the criteria considered in your application.  Please give permission to the department to print your transcript as part of your application (or provide a statement of your grades).
  • List of previous university Film courses and your instructors (required).
  • Letter or Statement (optional): You are invited to submit a letter or statement with the form indicating why you think you should be accepted into THFM-3310(6) Filmmaking II: Directing the Short Film. This is optional.
  1. Complete the online application form (link below), including the appropriate checkmarks, links and passwords. Review your application and confirm your link works and your film is playing correctly before you submit.

                                THE FILM II APPLICATION FORM is completely online.

                                                        Film II Application Form

                           DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022 4 pm 

  1. REMEMBER TO DOUBLE CHECK LINKS to be sure your entire film submission(s) look and sound the way you intend.
  1. You may be called for a Zoom interview with the Instructor. If necessary, this will be scheduled between June 13 - 17.
  1. Once the applications have been reviewed, recommendations for acceptance into the course will be submitted to the Chair. A Waiting List may be established, at the discretion of the Chair.
  1. All candidates will be notified by Monday, June 20 whether or not they have been accepted into Filmmaking II. If you are accepted and indicate you will take the course, we will process your permission so you can register.  If you are not able to register during your assigned time, your spot will be held for you.  However, if you decide not to take the course, please advise Melinda as soon as possible so the next person on the waiting list can be notified.
  1. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE WITH THE FORM, PLEASE CONTACT MELINDA AT tallin@uwinnipeg.ca or 204-786-9955.

                                                    LINK TO APPLICATION FORM HERE

                                    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2022 4 pm