Bettina’s Film Screening and Writing Workshop

By in News on July 18, 2011

Bettina Furnee, working on her stop motion film at Adelaide Beach.

Attention Writers and Filmmakers!

Bettina Furnee is at Popopstudios Center for the Visual Arts this summer on a residency exchange between Colchester & Ipswich Museum and the Bahamas.

Bettina uses language in her work and is interested in story telling and Bahamian identity. Over the last week she has been working on a 3 minute long stop motion film, shot at Adelaide beach, showing a silver tent drifting away on the tide.

In collaboration with The Hub, she has the following proposal for interested parties (In consideration of time constraints, up to fifteen people will be accepted)

Bettina asks:
“I wonder if Bahamian writers would be interested in getting together and writing a short story (this can be in any format: commentary, free association, dialogue, confession, rant, polemic, fiction) to accompany the film, which could be read aloud and (possibly) become the soundtrack to the film?”

The film will be screened on:

Thursday, July 21, 2011
7:00pm at The Hub

Refreshments will be provided

Each participant should have pen and paper ready to produce a piece of writing that can be read in approximately 3 minutes.

After the writing period participants will be invited to read their story, which Bettina would like to record at that time.

We estimate the workshop to take less than two hours total. A bottle of something tasty will be offered to the best story of the night.

If you are interested in participating, please respond to​ and a spot will be reserved for you on a first-come-first-serve basis.

For more information about this project please attend:

The Writing Life: Writing for the Screen
Monday, July 18, 2011
7:00pm at The Hub

This forum hosted by The Bahamas Writers Summer Institute will be discussing screenwriting with several accomplished Bahamian filmmakers.

Bettina Furnee will be there as an audience member if you would like to meet her before or after the event.

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