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Workshop: Producing Your 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 Producing Your Short Film 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. 


➤ Someone's Got to Do it & Why It Should Be You

The vast majority of short films are independent productions, with many of the key creative team members holding more than one designated role on the project. If you’re a writer with sound organizational skills – you should seek out the opportunity to learn and lead and be one of the producers on the film as well. If you’re a lead actor or director whose name and reputation are riding on the film – you should definitely be involved in a key producing capacity on the film. If you’re strictly a well-organized, go-getter of a producer looking to deliver an amazing short film – partnering with talented writers, actors and directors is the key way to landing future positions and projects. To ensure everyone has enough information to be dangerous when it comes to knowing how a short film should successfully be produced, the following will be covered in this session:

➤ Definition of different producers, and roles (i.e. the “investor-producer”, the budget-balancing “line producer”, the “creative” producer involved in casting and artistic decisions with the director)

➤ The key elements and how-to’s of producing during each phase (pre-production, production, and post-production)

➤ Why the producer’s job never ends – key elements after the film is complete to effectively market and distribute the film (tactics such as what film festivals are most valuable; web distribution options; and high-impact, affordable marketing tactics)

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.

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