Bradford Young behind a film camera with his forehead on the camera viewfinder. He's wearing a red coat and blue knit cap.

Master Class instructors will share examples from their work as a basis for discussing best practices in their specialized fields. Additionally, up to 70 attendees will have the opportunity to engage with instructors, to receive critical insights that directly relate to their individual projects. These experiences are important to underrepresented groups in the film industry, persons without a traditional film education, as well as those who do not live in the cultural production centers of New York City and Los Angeles. A Master Class will be presented daily by an industry professional from October 25 – 27, in the Freer Gallery Conference Room between 12:30pm – 2:45pm.

Special Online Master Class
In this video, filmed during a lecture at Howard University in 1984, Kathleen Collins teaches on various aspects of storytelling, character development, and filmmaking.