From casting to shooting to editing, Canada’s most celebrated micro-budget director, Ingrid Veningerm will show you how to make an incredible film on a tight budget.
Her MICRO-BUDGETING WORKSHOP takes place on Friday, October 19th, at NIFCO, 40 Kings Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Slovakia-born and Canadian-raised Ingrid Veninger is typically found working as a writer, director, producer, or actor, or any combination thereof. She took her first role on screen when she was just 11 years old and had a full-time role on CBC’s For The Record by age 16. She moved from acting to producing in 1989, when she optioned Margaret Atwood’s novel, Cat’s Eye, for the screen. In 1991, she was the Assistant Director for Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster, and she produced two multi-award-winning documentaries for Peter Mettler, Picture of Light (1994) and Gambling, Gods, and LSD (2002). In 2000, she graduated from Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre.
Operating under the manifesto, “nothing is impossible,” she founded pUNK Films in 2003. pUNK has produced six shorts and five features to date, including MODRA, directed by Veninger, and selected by the Toronto International Film Festival as one of the best top ten Canadian films of 2010.
Ingrid just launched her first $1,000 Feature Film Challenge, where she helped five people make a feature film with just $1,000.