Film fest plans workshops

OCEANSIDE — Part of this year’s annual Oceanside International Film Festival in August, will be educational opportunities for filmmakers and the general public, including a Casting For Film workshop on Aug. 8 and a Crowd-funding workshop Aug. 9. Admission to each workshop is $10 or free with a festival pass. Reserve your seat by purchasing tickets now at

Curious how the casting process works? Go behind the scenes with a professional casting director from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 8, at the Community Room of Oceanside Public Library, downtown branch, 330 N. Coast Highway. Learn what a casting director expects in an audition setting, and what filmmakers should expect from their CD. Union vs. non-union, the rules when hiring youth talent, dealing with agents and managers, and more will be discussed.

The Crowdfunding workshop‚will be from 1 to 2:25 p.m. Aug. 9, at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway. This workshop is presented by award-winning San Diego-based filmmakers Jeffrey Durkin and William Wall. The topics covered in this presentation will include an overview of the general service, tips and tricks for putting the odds in the filmmaker’s favor, a look into why most people fail, as well as how to avoid those problems.


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