See videos produced through our Video Camp for Girls+ 2019 program this Friday!
Like skateboarding culture, film and video-making often tend to be male-dominated fields. SAW Video's Video Camp for Girls+ program seeks to encourage young women, girls, femme-identified and non-binary youth, to learn about video production and to consider it as a potential career choice and to remove socioeconomic barriers to training for young women in the technical fields of video production.
Thanks to the continued support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the 2019 edition of SAW Video’s Video Camp for Girls+ provided training in basic video production and video editing for youth aged 13-17 this July. The camp was offered in collaboration with community partner Girls+ Skate 613, who provide a safe space for aspiring skateboarders to learn how to skate, and received additional support from Ottawa-based video production and marketing company Dan Rascal. Under the direction of instructors Aia Rafaat and Reine Tejares participants had the opportunity to conceive, shoot, direct, and edit, short videos with a focus on skateboarding.
We are excited to co-host a free screening of the participants' works and a reception with Girls+ Skate 613 on August 2nd from 6PM to 9PM at SAW Video. Admission is free and all are welcome. For updates and more information, join the Facebook event for the screening here.