Mar 27 2013

8th Annual SuperFly Filmmaking Workshop

Be part of Longhouse Media’s 8th Annual Superfly! Beginning on May 30th, 50 young filmmakers from around the country will convene at the Suquamish reservation in Washington to participate in SuperFly 2013, a 36-hour filmmaking workshop. Divided into five teams, filmmakers are provided with an original script and have less than two days to storyboard, shoot, and edit their films, which will then premiere four hours after completion at the SuperFly and Native Showcase Shorts Program screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 1st .

Application deadline is April 8, 2013. Make sure to get your app in to reserve your spot!

Download and complete an application here:

8th Annual SuperFly Application


An Introduction from Superfly 2008

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Feb 3 2012

7th Annual Superfly May 31-June 2, 2012

Announcing Longhouse Media’s 7th Annual Superfly! Beginning on May 31st, 50 young filmmakers from around the country will convene at a Coast Salish reservation in Washington to participate in SuperFly 2012, a 36-hour filmmaking workshop. Divided into five teams, filmmakers are provided with an original script and have less than two days to storyboard, shoot, and edit their films, which will then premiere four hours after completion at the SuperFly and Native Showcase Shorts Program screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on June 2nd .

This year’s SuperFly Filmmaking scriptwriter is Sierra Teller Ornelas! A graduate of the University of Arizona, she worked as a writer/producer for Comedy Corner, the longest running weekly college sketch comedy show in the country. After graduation, Sierra lived in Washington D.C. and worked as a film programmer at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian. She is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts Summer Television & Film Workshop and National Hispanic Media Coalition Fall Television Writers Program. In 2010, Sierra started on the premiere season of the ABC sitcom Happy Endings. Sierra is an award winning sixth generation Navajo weaver and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.

A few spots left! Application deadline has been extended to May 1, 2012. Make sure to get your app in to reserve your spot!

Download and complete an application here:

7th Annual Superfly Application (pdf)


An Introduction from Superfly 2008

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Jun 1 2011

SuperFly 2011 Screening June 4, 2011 @ 4:00 pm


May 12 2011

Longhouse Media’s 6th Annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience June 2nd-4th, 2011

Beginning on June 2nd, 50 young filmmakers from around the country will convene in Seattle at United Indians of All Tribes – Daybreak Star Cultural Center to participate in SuperFly 2011, the 6th Annual 36-hour filmmaking workshop, organized by Longhouse Media. Divided into five teams, the filmmakers are provided with an original script crafted by Andrew Okpeaha MacLean, the director of the ward winning Sikumi and Sundance competition favorite On the Ice. (MacLean, honored for his artistic genius at the recent Berlin International Film Festival 2011 with a Crystal Bear Award for Best First Feature Film, is widely recognized for his unique story telling style and cinematic gift). This year’s script is a reflective piece, exploring the theme of “environment.” Each SuperFly team will have less than two days to storyboard, shoot, and edit their films, which will then premiere four hours after completion at the SuperFly and Native Showcase Shorts Program screening on June 4th.

 

SuperFly 2010 - Lummi Nation


May 13 2010

Longhouse Media’s 5th Annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience June 3rd-5th, 2010

On June 3rd, 2010, 50 young filmmakers, actors, and musicians from around the country will gather on the beautiful Lummi reservation where they will participate in SuperFly 2010-Longhouse Media’s 36-hour Fly Filmmaking Challenge in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). The group will have less than two days to plan, shoot and edit 6 films based on an original script by Peter Bratt, the director of the award winning films La Mission and Follow Me Home. Bratt, along with 25 adult filmmakers, artists and media educators, will mentor the youth through the filmmaking process. The deadline for completed films is Saturday June 5th at 6am, and later that day SuperFly Films will premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival’s FutureWave program at the Egyptian Theater in Seattle (4pm)!!

THERE WILL BE LIVE VLOGGING OF THE EVENT SO CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY ON THIS WEBSITE JUNE 3rd-5th TO SEE SUPERFLY FILMMAKERS IN ACTION!!

Peter Bratt (SF 2010 screenwriter) directing a scene from his film La Mission.

Peter Bratt (SF 2010 screenwriter) directing a scene from his film La Mission.


Aug 25 2009

A TREMENDOUS YEAR FOR SUPERFLY 2009!

Longhouse Media’s 4th annual SuperFly Filmmaking Experience, was held June 4th-6th, 2009, on the beautiful Squaxin Island Reservation. SuperFly, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival, brings together 50 youth and 20 mentors from across the country to participate in a 36-hour filmmaking challenge. Youth engage in a cross cultural experience while learning more about indigenous culture, media literacy, and advanced filmmaking techniques.

This year youth and mentors came from all over Washington, as well as Hawaii, New York, Baltimore, Flagstaff, Phoenix, Santa Fe, San Francisco, and Saskatoon, B.C.! In a mere 36 hours youth worked together to produce four shorts films, based on a script by Native Alaskan Actress/Filmmaker Princess Lucaj, a music video, an animated short, and an original soundtrack, which premiered to a full house on Saturday, June 6th at SIFF’s FutureWave screening at the Egyptian Theater. We are very thankful to the Squaxin Island Tribes for their wonderful support and generosity, and to all the youth, mentors, volunteers, and staff who together made this year nothing short of tremendous. For more information check out our Facebook page for photos http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8662449846&ref=ts or our flicker site…


May 31 2009

SuperFly 2009 Trailer

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May 11 2009

2009 SuperFly Filmscreening

Posters are here! See image below. Superfly Filmscreening 2009