Calendar

Feb
15
Sat
Free Screenwriting Workshop on Feb 15 @ Trident Technical College, Building 970
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Participants will get to workshop their own projects as part of the process.

Trevor Munson
Trevor Munson

Screenwriter and instructor Trevor Munson will work with South Carolina writers and filmmakers on the steps of developing a great story and writing a great script at a one-day SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The workshop will take place from 10am-4:30pm at Building 970 on Trident Technical College’s North Charleston Campus (7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston, SC).

Designed for all levels of experience, sections of the workshop will include how to write a powerful teaser, create a unique and specific world, develop interesting characters, and clarify the tone of your script. Interspersed throughout will be time for participants to work on and workshop these various components in small groups using their own original concepts.

Trevor will also delve into three-act screenwriting structure with examples from movies, and discuss short film scriptwriting with pointers on Indie Grants submissions. (The next Indie Grants submissions cycle begins in March 2020. Find out more about Indie Grants here.)

This workshop is free and open to the public, though space is limited. Register here

ABOUT TREVOR: Trevor Munson is a professional screenwriter and adjunct screenwriting professor at the University of Southern California. After graduating with honors, he moved to Los Angeles, where his spec script Lone Star State of Mind, starring Josh Jackson and Jamie King and John Cougar Mellencamp, was developed and produced by Sony ScreenGems.

Soon after, he adapted his debut novel Angel of Vengeance into a pilot script that became the basis for the CBS television series Moonlight starring Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-0) for which he served as co-creator and co-Executive Producer. The series won the People’s Choice award for Best New Drama.

Trevor has subsequently pitched and sold several other television projects to ABC, Sony, and NBC. His children’s book Fletcher Freek and the Voodoo Guru was optioned by The Disney Channel to be developed as a live action movie which he wrote in conjunction with Meg LaFauve (Inside Out).

On top of his busy writing career, Trevor also believes in making time to share his years of knowledge and expertise with a younger generation of writers and filmmakers. In addition to consulting on scripts and leading targeted writing workshops, he currently teaches a thesis prep writing class for the University of Southern California.

Questions? Reach out! We’d love to hear from you!

Jessica Garner
jessica@indiegrants.org

Feb
18
Tue
14th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival @ USCB Center for the Arts
Feb 18 – Feb 23 all-day
14th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival @ USCB Center for the Arts | Beaufort | South Carolina | United States

Awards are presented in the following categories: Features, Documentary, Short, Student, Animation, Screenplay, Best Director, Actor & Actress. The audience will vote on the audience choice & comedy.

For more info, contact Ron Tucker at filmbeaufort@gmail.com or visit the festival website at https://www.beaufortfilmfestival.com/

Mar
5
Thu
11th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival @ Terrace Theater
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day
11th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival @ Terrace Theater

The Terrace Theater, the Carolina Film Alliance and the Jewish Studies Program at the College of Charleston invite you Thursday, March 5th at 6pm for the 11th Annual Terrace Charleston Film Festival and its OPENING RECEPTION.

Opening Night Films will be:
Resistance (2020) directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz
Deceiver (1997) directed by Josh & Jonas Pate

Please RSVP by February 27th.

Click for a full list of films and times plus trailers.

South Carolina Homegrown Film Festival @ Terrace Theater
Mar 5 – Mar 8 all-day
South Carolina Homegrown Film Festival @ Terrace Theater | Charleston | South Carolina | United States

Thursday, March 5thOpening Reception 6:00pm
Time: 7:00pm
Film: Deceiver
Panel Participants: John D. Kretschmer (Production Designer), Linda Lee (Locations Manager), Patricia Glasser (Head Hair) 
Panel Moderator: Cara White

Friday, March 6th
Time: 9:00PM
Film: A Nun’s Curse
Panel Participants: Tommy Faircloth (director),Robert Zobel (Producer), Sean Krumbholz (FX)
Panel Moderator: Michael Smallwood

Saturday, March 7th
Time: 4:30
Film: Indie Grants
Panel Participants: Steve Daniels, Writer/Director of DIRTY SILVERWARE, Maria White, Producer of THE FINAL ADVENTURE OF ELEANOR GREENE, Matt Sefick, Producer of SWEATBOX
Panel Moderator: Brad Jayne

Sunday, March 8th
Time: 4:30
Film: Sophie & the Rising Sun
Panel Participants: Steve Rhea (Location Manager), Kenneth Charles Graham (Actor), Sabrina Mayfield (Actor), James Heyward (Script Supervisor)
Panel Moderator: Linda Eisen

A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to the CFA.
CFA members in good standing will receive free popcorn and a CFA sticker at each screening they attend

May
12
Tue
Indie Grants – Info Session
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register for the Zoom webinar at IndieGrants.com

Nov
7
Sat
Workshop – Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Workshop - Landing an Agent to Landing Distribution @ Zoom Webinar

Presented by Steve Muller & Kip Konwiser
Held Virtually Via Zoom Webinar
Saturday, Nov. 7th, 2020
11am ET (approx. 4 hours)

Knowing how development and representation works in the entertainment industry is essential for any production professional, especially writers, directors, and performers. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the South Carolina Film Commission will bring in experts on this very topic for a FREE webinar.

Super Agent Steve Muller (Innovative Artists Agency, head of Talent & Comedy) will kick off the workshop sharing his experience as a working Agent, with insights on how talent is discovered, packaged and marketed, and keys to representation when you’re outside of LA.

Primetime-Emmy-Award-winning producer Kip Konwiser will then illuminate the process of development, financing, production and distribution of today’s movies, television and live events.

The webinar is free and open to the public. Registration is required..
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Contact jessica@indiegrants.org with questions.

Feb
15
Mon
Beaufort Film Festival 2021 @ Tabby Place
Feb 15 – Feb 19 all-day
Feb
22
Tue
Beaufort International Film Festival
Feb 22 – Feb 27 all-day
Beaufort International Film Festival

The 2022 BIFF Official Selections Trailer is here. Mark your calendar for Feb 22 – 27 and purchase your tickets now. The 2022 BIFF Official Selections Trailer is here. Mark your calendar for Feb 22 – 27 and purchase your tickets now. Available online at beaufortfilmfestival.com or pick them up in person at the Beaufort/Port Royal CVB Visitor’s Center at 713 Craven St., Beaufort.

The Official Selections include 15 World Premiers, 2 North American Premieres, and 42 films will screen in South Carolina for the first time.
#bftfilmfest #indiefilm #moviemaking #filmfestivals

Nov
4
Fri
First AfroSouth Film Festival celebrates S.C. talent @ Charleston, SC
Nov 4 – Nov 6 all-day

When filmmakers Lauren Waring Douglas and Ricky Taylor crisscrossed the state for the S.C. Educational Television network, they unwittingly compiled a list of people in the movie and television industry with ties to the Palmetto State.

As Douglas and Taylor drove from one small town to the nex, he asked: “Hey, did you know Phylicia Rashad has roots in Chester?” Douglas answered: “No. But did you know Dana Campbell, who got an Emmy for costume work on Dancing with the Stars, has roots in Charleston?”
Taylor

Those conversations over 20 years grew into an idea that became the genesis for the inaugural three-day AfroSouth Film Festival, which begins Nov. 4 in Charleston. It will feature interactive panels, workshops, youth programs, networking opportunities and the screening of a dozen films on the Harborwalk at 360 Concord St.

The lineup also includes the opening night screening at 6 p.m. in Marion Square of Get on Up, starring the late Chadwick Boseman, an Anderson native.

The festival is a celebration of African American and Southern cultures, said Taylor, the festival’s founder. “You can’t have African American history without being connected to Southern history,” he said. Taylor, a Columbia resident, said he has often wondered why the MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston does not market the event in the capital city.

“I never hear anything about it in the Columbia area,” said Taylor, a senior producer and director at SCETV. “I always thought that with our [Black] history and Charleston being our … [entry to] this country, why Charleston does not have a national event that would draw people back to their roots to celebrate the journey we’ve been on.”

Blood of the Lamb is one of the featured films produced and directed by Konate Hendricks, a graduate of Trident Technical College, Douglas said. Another South Carolina connection, she said, is Austin James, producer of the short film My Nephew Emmett. James is from Hartsville, Taylor’s hometown. The film, which stars Jasmine Guy, was nominated in 2018 for an Oscar.

Taylor hopes AfroSouth becomes that event to bring people from around the country to Charleston, just as the Essence Festival attracts visitors to New Orleans. Douglas envisions an AfroSouth festival as the portal to get the work of young filmmakers to larger festivals at Tribeca and Sundance.

Douglas said, “So many people in South Carolina’s Black community have made fruitful careers for themselves in front of the camera and behind the camera.” The festival is a way to “come back and celebrate those of us who’ve worked in film and television that have gone off to make a career in New York or L.A.,” said Waring, an AfroSouth board member and founder of Catfish Row Productions in Charleston.

She acknowledged that South Carolina has not supported the film industry as Georgia.

“When you are a media professional in South Carolina you are intentionally making a choice, and it is a very brave choice,” she said. “You know you can get more opportunities and more money outside of the state, but you choose not to because you really believe in the cultures that are here and the environment that inspires you.”