Friday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the Cloobeck Screening Room, DMAC, Peter Baxter, Co-Founder and President of Slamdance Film Festival, will present a workshop to students.

This workshop is based on the experiences of Slamdance alumni who have built sustainable careers through DIY filmmaking. It’s the core curriculum for Slamdance Polytechnic and provides a real-world overview of current DIY filmmaking. The main objective is to help emerging filmmakers prepare for their creative life and provides practical guidance to young filmmakers who want to produce and gain recognition for their work without permission or fear of failure.

The workshop references festival discoveries Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity), Tina Mabry (Black Jesus), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Rian Johnson (Star Wars), Lynn Shelton (Humpday), The Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), Matt Johnson (Operation Avalanche) and Lena Dunham (Girls).

Learn more about Dodge College alumni success at the 2018 Slamdance here.

About Slamdance

Slamdance is a showcase for raw and innovative filmmaking self-governed – by filmmakers, for filmmakers. The year-round organization serves new and emerging artists, filmmakers and storytellers.

About Peter Baxter

Peter Baxter is a filmmaker and President and co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival. Baxter has been responsible for developing Slamdance into an artist-led community that discovers and supports new filmmakers. Alumni whose first work showed at Slamdance have gone on to earn over $13 billion at the box office. His latest documentary, Spirit Game, follows the Iroquois Nationals battle to win a world lacrosse championship and is described by Sports Illustrated as “a powerful story of identity, sovereignty, and spirituality”. Baxter grew up in Gloucestershire, England and resides in Los Angeles with his family.