Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Film, Photo & Digital Media

Contact Info

Email address
Resides in
English Montreal

Social Media

Experience working with

  • CEGEP
  • Senior Citizens

Lifelong Learners

  • Adult Learners

I regularly explore the following Broad Areas of Learning/Themes in my work

Listed in the Quebec Culture in the Schools Repertoire

  • No

I have experience working with

  • Quebec Writers’ Federation’s Writers in the Communities Program
  • Bates College, Maine (Credited course on The Creative Process in Filmmaking, repeated), numerous writing workshops with QWF, Surplace Media, Beaconsfield Library and others, Masterclasses on Writing, Editing, Directing and casting, script consultant at scriptEast (Poland), RedSeaLodge (Torino Script Lab), Écrir ton Court (SODEC), Harold Greenberg Fund and others

I can facilitate virtual creative experiences

  • Yes

School board areas you are available to work in

  • Eastern Shores - Gaspe/Coast
  • Eastern Shores - Lower St. Lawrence
  • Eastern Shores - Magdalen Islands
  • Eastern Townships
  • English Montreal
  • Kativik School Board
  • Lester B Pearson - outside Montreal transportation areas (STM)
  • Lester B Pearson - within public transit area
  • Western Quebec - Northern area
  • Western Quebec - Southern area (Hull, Wakefield etc)

Travel

  • I am available for travel within the same day
  • I am available for travel overnight
  • An extended residency is an option
German-born, Montréal-based, Wiebke von Carolsfeld is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who has directed three critically acclaimed feature film (Marion Bridge, STAY, The Saver), that have won numerous awards including Best First Feature at TIFF. Her well-received first novel, Claremont, was published last fall, the German edition is forthcoming. She has edited numerous feature films and taught internationally classes on screenwriting, filmmaking as well as the creative process.

Creative Approach and Experiences Offered

The creative process is complicated, challenging but also deeply rewarding. Having worked in the arts for 25+years, I enjoy sharing my experiences with students of all levels and working together to find the best possible way to express whatever story they need to tell. Through a mixture of lectures, hand-on exercises and workshops, students are not only taught how to develop an initial idea further but also how to give and receive feedback, a crucial skill for the arts in general. While learning the basic steps of the creative process, students will developing the interpersonal skills necessary to being able to dispense, and receive, feedback, to move on from setbacks, and allowing doubt into the process. Questions I feel that are important to ask are: What does it take to develop an idea into a full-fledged project? How do you find your subject? Voice? Style? What is the appropriate medium for the story you would like to tell? What is a story worth telling? And why?

Video

Trailer for The Saver
Trailer for STAY
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