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MIKE ELSHERIF, FILMMAKER: The Basics of Screenwriting

Date(s) - 06/21/2022
1:00 pm

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​South Central Regional Library


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Mike Elsherif is an award-winning Palestinian-American filmmaker based in Louisville, KY, and the June COLLIDER Artist-in-Residence. His workshops are for kids and teens to learn the basics of filmmaking. Email to register.

Tues., 6/14, 1pm
The Psychology of Shots, Ages 11+
Tues., 6/21, 1pm
The Basics of Screenwriting, Ages 13+
Tues., 6/28, 1pm
Stop-motion Animation, Ages 10+

Mike immigrated to the United States from Kuwait following the Persian Gulf War. His films explore themes of identity, displacement, and mortality and have been screened at national and international film festivals.

Mike was a fellow at the Rawi Screenwriters Lab and a recipient of the Al Smith Artist Fellowship award in filmmaking and a Kentucky Artist Rescue Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council and National Endowment of the Arts. Mike was also recently awarded a grant from the Louisville Arts Network to produce a short film about life during the pandemic. He is a member of Team Team!, a film collective that has won four Best Film awards at the 48 Hour Film Project.

On Saturday mornings, Mike can be heard as a co-host of the cinema-centric radio show Film Fatale on 97.1 WXOX ARTxFM. He is currently developing his next feature film, along with a variety of short narrative and documentary films at Clovehitch Productions. Mike studied Film Directing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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