CSIF Clubs

26th Artifact Small Format Film Festival (Photo by Kaz Nakajima)

Joining a CSIF Club is a great way to get involved with the community and meet like-minded people! All of our clubs are free and only open to CSIF members.

Please make sure to bring your CSIF Membership Card to club meetups so that the Club Leaders can confirm your membership status. 

More info about becoming a CSIF member: Link

Madames in Motion (MIM)

First Thursday of every month: August 2/September 6/October 4/November 1

6:30PM - 8:30PM @ CSIF (Drop-In)

Club Leaders: Tae Haahr and Motola Dawodu

Madames in Motion (MIM) is dedicated to inspiring, inciting and connecting female-identifying, trans and non-binary filmmakers. MIM is intended for all levels of filmmakers whether you’re just getting your foot in the door or you’ve been here for a while. We aim to empower MIM members through open dialog, educational sessions, guest speakers and hands on experience, utilizing the tools that CSIF provides. MIM is creatively showcasing underrepresented voices in the world of film, so bring your experience, ideas and passion and join us at our next gathering!

Interested but not sure? Contact madamesinmotion@gmail.com and we’d be happy to help you out!

Remaking a scene - CSIF's Adaptation Club 

Fourth Thursday of every month: August 23/September 27/October 25/November 22

6:30PM - 8:30PM @ CSIF (REGISTRATION REQUIRED - will open up shortly)

Club Leader: Dan Guinness

Adaptation Club meets on the last Thursday of each month, to recreate scenes from great movies. Using the CSIF Flex Space and equipment, it's an opportunity to put your filmmaking skills to the test! Each month, we pick a standout scene (with a focus on cinematic techniques, camera settings, lenses, angles, lighting, blocking, etc.) and shoot our own version, trying to match the look of the original scene as closely as possible.  The group take turns in various roles giving everyone opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of filmmaking - you could be directing one month, operating the camera the next, then lighting or even acting if you're willing! At the end of each session we pick the next scene to remake. 

For more information about this club, please contact communication@csif.org.

Screenwriting/Script Club 

Second Tuesday of every month: August 14/September 11/October 9/November 13/December 11

7PM - 9PM @ CSIF (Drop-In)

Club Leader: Kevin Weir

Screenwriting/Script Club meets once a month at CSIF to help writers with their script by providing feedback, discussing the intricacies of screenplay writing and inspiring creative writing. If you have a screenplay or two under your belt and are looking for some human interaction, the Screenwriters Club could be the solution to your hermitude. Bring your experience, imagination (and a few snacks for the group) and become a member of this club.

For more information about this drop-in club, please contact Kevin Weir at scriptclub@csif.org

Sound Club

Third Thursday of every month: July 19/August 16/September 20/October 18/November 15/December 20

7PM - 9PM @ CSIF (Drop-In)

Club Leader: Dan Gretton

The Sound Club is for anyone interested in Location Sound, Post-Production sound and how it can be applied to their work or films. Whether you're a mixer and want to talk to other mixers about gear and rates, or you're a producer and want to know how the post production process works for independent films, the Sound Club is a great place to start!

For more information about this drop-in club, please contact communication@csif.org.

VFX CLUB

First Monday of every month: August 6/September 3/October 1/November 5/December 3

7PM - 10PM @ Joyce on 4th (Drop-In)

Club Leader: Olaf Blomerus

VFX Club meets once a month at the Joyce on 4th to talk all things visual effects while enjoying a few casual cold beers while we do it. Whether you’re an experienced vfx guru, just starting to work in the field, student, producer, director, writer or even just plain curious, come down and say “Hi” and ask a few questions. This club isn’t exclusive to anyone in (or looking to be in) the industry but rather open to anyone and everyone who wants a better understanding of it.

For more information about this drop-in club, please contact communication@csif.org. 

Are you a CSIF member and have an idea for a new club or would like to start one up? Let us know By emailing Programming@csif.org!