Master Class

Intensive sessions give filmmakers hands-on opportunities for skill development.


Join us for a Master Class with our panel of international co-production and distribution experts who are utilizing their sales experience from production to release.
Join us for an illuminating Audience Engagement Master Class with Firelight Media’s Director of Partnership and Engagement, Sonya Childress.
Join us for an instructive Master Class with expert Sound Designer James Lebrecht. James has over 35+ years of experience in sound design and is the founder of Berkeley Sound Artists, an audio house that specializes in post production audio for documentaries.
Join the IDA and AFS for another Austin Master Class with lauded cinematographer Kirsten Johnson, exploring her approach and techniques to documentary filmmaking.
Join us for an comprehensive Master Class on best practices in interviewing techniques, from how to effectively prepare your subject to producing the best possible conditions for lighting and audio recording.
Join us for an instructive Master Class with Emmy-nominated and Golden Eye Award-winning Animation and Graphic Designers, Syd Garon and Chris Kirk.
Join the IDA and AFS for a three hour master class in discussing documentary storytelling, filmmaking ethics, creating and working with "hybrid" non-fiction narratives and how his narrative editing work has informed this.
The USC School of Cinematic Arts, International Documentary Association (IDA), and Firelight Media, invite you and guest to attend A Master Class with Stanley Nelson.
Join us for a special Master Class with celebrated Director/Producer Robert Kenner.
Join the IDA and Cinefamily for a rare opportunity to interface with the man behind the curtain.