Workshops + Activities 2013

Browse 2013 Season:

Workshops on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

(All day interactive workshops for all ages)



An Experimental Animation Project

with Guest Artist Lois Siegel

Lois Siegel
Film Director, Writer, Still Photographer, Educator, Fiddler

Lois Siegel is a freelance film director, writer, and photographer. She also plays fiddle, bodhran and spoons with The Lyon Street Celtic Band, Celtic North, and Sens Unique. Naturally, she won’t quit her day job teaching
 Video Production at the University of Ottawa, 
Department of Communication. Siegel’s film STUNT PEOPLE* (featuring the Fournier family) won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Her film Baseball Girls is featured at the National Film Board of Canada and is currently available there online.

(Stunt People vignette can be seen at the Fest)

About The Project :

Cameraless films have a long tradition as an experimental artform. The World Arts Film Festival has invited artist Lois Siegel to Jacksonville! Lois will show films by legendary filmmaker Norman McLaren (National Film Board of Canada) and discuss animation techniques for creating  your own section in this festival-long collaborative creation. 

Project is set up on the 5th Floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA). All day Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Please note that as part of the activity, we use a pointed scraper tool to remove the emulsion from the film before adding color. Other options are available, any age or ability can participate.

The finished SCRATCH film will be available online on our website after completion.


Improv Acting Workshop

with Guest Artists Hester Wagner and Sabra Shelley


Hester Wagner                                                      Sabra Shelly  (image missing)

Actress, Educator

Hester Wagner of Inclusion Films and Futures Explored lives and teaches film and acting to adults with developmental disabilities in the San Francisco Bay area of California.

Ms. Wagner and co-director Sabra Shelly, who is a New York based actress, Autism specialist and teaching artist, will lead the three-day festival workshop on the 5th Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.