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Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action!

  • 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 Lights, Camera, Action! workshop with Writer/Producer Kathy Berardi, hosted by The Lovett School.



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. 


➤ Directing the Short Film as a Collaborative Effort

This class will give guidance not only to those interested in directing their own short films, but also to writers, producers, actors, directors of photography and camera crew on how to effectively work with a film’s director in a collaborative effort by gaining a better understanding for the role the director plays; and how to be selective about the projects they work on depending on the director’s attitude, openness to total team involvement and commitment to completing a high-quality film in a set period of time. Specifically, attendees of class #4 will learn the following steps it takes to successfully direct a short film:

➤ Important directing decisions and preparations to make ahead of starting a short film

➤ How to recruit and select key creative team members who will deliver on the vision you intend for your film

➤ When to be strategic and practical; and when to set boundaries to allow for artistic and visual creative time in every phase of the production

➤ When and how to take constructive feedback from team members and outside, credible sources for the ultimate benefit of the short film

➤ How to balance artistic vision with budgetary limitations

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.