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ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium 2021
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ACES is a BIPOC-centered and led art conference. Our vision is to establish a space for artists of color to celebrate and center ourselves. We are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.
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Sunday, May 16 • 2:20pm - 2:50pm
The Role of the Treatment in Filmmaking

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With my background in filmmaking, I will use a recently completed project as a case study for how artists can develop works drawing from their native culture, from the pitch/treatment, through funding, production, and exhibition. The case study would focus on "Yai Nin," a documentary short film about my Thai grandmother that was filmed in our native Chiang Mai, and has gone on to a film festival run and earning several awards.  

The key takeaway for the ACES community is the development of a treatment as being applicable to many art forms and industries. An effective treatment can be more than just a proof of concept. It is a document you refer back to for informing a project or idea throughout its lifespan and beyond. It rallies other creative collaborators and prospective supporters to your ideas as allies and helps your allies stick to your vision.

Time allowing I can be available to audience questions relating to any topics covered and end with calling out some resources that I've found useful in creative project development.

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Champ Ensminger

Champ Ensminger is a Thai American filmmaker born in Chiang Mai and raised in Spokane, Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington in Seattle with a degree in comparative literature and anthropology, he moved to New York City, where he worked at the video hosting... Read More →


Sunday May 16, 2021 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
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