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Workshop: So You Want to Make a Short Film?

  • The Lovett School, Room 202 4075 Paces Ferry Rd NW Atlanta, GA, 30327 United States (map)

As part of our year-round educational programming, the Atlanta Film Festival proudly presents the So, You Want to Make a Short Film workshop with Writer/Producer Kathy Berardi!


Location: The Lovett School, Room 202
Time: 12:00PM - 3:30PM
Individual Workshop Price: $50 (Non-Member) | $40 (ATLFF Member)
Full Series Price: $175 (Non-Member) | $150 (ATLFF Member)

Member Discount: ATLFF Members should use the email address associated with their membership as their code to access discounted registration.
Parking & Signage: Park in lot to the back right of the facility; parking is FREE. Enter through the side door, from the lot, marked with a sign for the workshop. Signage inside will lead to the classroom.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: All workshop sales are final upon purchase. In the event of a cancellation, refunds will be granted. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact and we'll be happy to review your case. 


So, You Want to Make a Short Film?
➤ An Introduction to the Most Important Steps in the Filmmaking Process

You have an idea for a short film. Or, you may be currently stalled on the story in progress for a short film that should be underway. This class will cover the soup to nuts overview of the questions you need to ask yourself as a filmmaker to ensure the idea for your short film is worthwhile, and the essential steps you need to take to move into the planning and production phase of your short film.

This class will provide:

  • A checklist of questions to ask yourself about the idea behind your film to truly vet it as worthwhile
  • Guidance on the team members you should have in place from step one
  • Preparatory steps you should take to familiarize yourself with short films as an independent medium to ensure a tight and efficient production
  • Tips for funding and creating the timeline and plan to ensure a definite start and end date to your film

Hand-outs and examples of supporting materials will be provided. As needed, the instructor will also make recommendations for outside reading resources. 

Instructor: Kathy Berardi


Interested in registering for this class at a discount? Become a member of the Atlanta Film Festival today and, in addition to your member discount on this class, you'll also receive year-round benefits such as: invitations to advanced screenings, free tickets to special ATLFF screenings at The Plaza Theatre, a 20% discount on year-round screenings, events, and workshops, and much more! 

Plus, every membership comes with access to our annual 10-day film festival -- being held in the spring of 2016!

For more details regarding our membership and festival badge/card options, with a full list of year-round membership benefits, please click here. If you purchase a membership to receive a discount to this class, please email to receive your discount code.