June 25, 2007

Superfly filmmakers

Young Native filmmakers get a boost at festivalYoung Native filmmakers participated in Longhouse Media's 36-hour filmmaking workshop June 7-9 as part of the Seattle International Film Festival.

In the workshop, called SuperFly, the young filmmakers were placed in five teams and given a script written for them by Sterlin Harjo, the 25-year-old Seminole/Creek director of "Four Sheets to the Wind," a favorite at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, according to a relsease. The groups had 36 hours to storyboard, shoot and edit their films, which premiered at the film festival June 9 at the Egyptian Theatre.

"SuperFly" is a term that reflects the short time filmmakers have to produce their films, hence the term "fly filmmaking" or "filmmaking on the fly."

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