With an emphasis on serving underrepresented, marginalized populations, FilmNorth partners with regional youth organizations to offer educational/mentorship opportunities that incorporate visual storytelling. Our goal is to foster self-expression and community in a welcoming, safe, encouraging, and empowering environment.


Filmmaking for Queer Stories
Thursdays, November 2-December 14, 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: FilmNorth, 550 Vandalia Street, Suite 120, St. Paul, MN 55114

This filmmaking experience provides LGBTQIA+ youth the opportunity to share your perspective by creating a short video memoir. This may include film and new media, photography, and additional audio/visual storytelling mediums. Teaching artist and filmmaker Pam Colby (award-winning filmmaker and GrandSLAM champion storyteller whose work has been featured on National Public Radio) will cover the principles of cinematic storytelling. Participants will also learn the filmmaking techniques to spin an interesting idea into a compelling visual narrative by creating and controlling the movie’s look, sound, and pace. We’ll cover the basics of video cameras, best practices for audio and lighting setups, interviewing techniques, the importance of b-roll, and basic editing. This filmmaking experience will meet you at your level and advise you on what is possible. FilmNorth provides a warm, unique ambiance that inspires creativity. Apply here.

Presented in partnership with QUEERSPACE collective.