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Master Class

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

Join the IDA and AFS for an intimate non-fiction storytelling workshop with documentary director Jeff Feuerzeig.

Join us for this special master class with Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the most dynamic and multi-talented duo in the documentary world.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind Master Class that will shed light on the art and craft of documentary filmmaking from two-time Academy Award®-winner Barbara Kopple.

Join us for a rare career examination of one of the most influential auteurs in the personal documentary genre, Ross McElwee.

Join us for this essential exploration of the art and craft of directing with Academy Award®-winning director Morgan Neville.

Join us for a unique three-hour journey with filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, director of 2012’s ground-breaking, Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence, as we explore the issues and ideas at the heart of these two masterpieces .

Executive Producer/Director Abigail Disney ( The Armor of Light ; Pray the Devil Back to Hell ) kicks off IDA’s 2015/16 season of Master Classes with this special session that focuses on the important role of the Executive Producer on docs.

Join us for a very special two-day Master Class with Steve James, one of the greatest documentary filmmakers of our time. Director and Producer of Hoop Dreams , widely considered one of the best documentaries ever made, Steve is a filmmaker’s filmmaker, who has not only built a truly substantial

Taught by critically acclaimed filmmaker and author Jon Reiss, the Distribution & Marketing Master Class is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives you the knowledge and tools to create a successful distribution and marketing strategy for your films. This class is recommended not only for

Submitting your film to festivals is like walking through a minefield of choices. Make the right decisions and you will launch your film successfully into the world and build a solid foundation upon which to establish your film career; make the wrong ones and you will likely cost yourself precious