Regularly scheduled seminars for professionals and students are presented around the state throughout the year. These 1 and 2-day workshops range from professional development for current industry professionals, to television and film basics for college students and those new to the profession who want to go to the next level.

Past seminars led by nationally known experts included: Final Cut Pro editing, screenwriting, lift safety, marketing and distribution, casting, and more.

2018-19 Schedule

Date, topics, and presenters subject to change.
 The 2019-2020 cycle for production training seminars and programs begins this Fall. Line-up and more info coming soon.


Saturday May 4 @ 2pm
Trident Technical College
Building 970
7000 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC
Click here for map.

Over the last seven months, 15 South Carolina filmmakers have been developing film, television and web content under the tutelage of Effie T. Brown through Indie Grants’ WIDE ANGLE PROJECT, an ongoing production lab and diversity and inclusion effort. As the culmination of this pilot program, the filmmakers will now present their projects as five-minute practice pitches to a panel of industry professionals. And you can watch it all unfold.

The panel will offer feedback on their pitches and projects as they prepare them for actual shopping and development. This practice pitch conference will be open to all South Carolina writers, directors and other production professionals, so that they observe the process, learn from the panel’s feedback, and consider how to best develop and present their own projects. (Please note: Only Wide Angle participants will be able to pitch during the conference.)

The conference will take place on Trident Technical College’s North Charleston campus. It is free and open to the public. A simple registration is required. REGISTER HERE.

Click here to learn more about WIDE ANGLE PROJECT. And look for announcements about Phase II, taking place in Fall 2019, coming soon.


Saturday, May 11 @ 1pm
The Nickelodeon Theater
1607 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201

Each year Indie Grants, the South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College holds a statewide filmmaking competition for high school students, the SOUTH CAROLINA YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT. These young filmmakers are challenged to tell a compelling story in two-minutes or less, with technical and creative parameters built into the assignment.

After a record number of entries and an exhaustive judging process, the Top Ten finalists for 2018/2019 have been determined! Their short film entries will screen at a special event at the Nickelodeon Theater in Columbia, SC, on May 11. The screening is free and open to the public, though on-line ticketing is recommended.


The First, Second and Third Place winners will be announced during the screening. All of the Top Ten filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A immediately following the program.

Get more information about the S.C. YOUNG FILMMAKERS PROJECT here.

Keep an eye out for updates and announcements on next year’s contest on our web page or by signing up for our email list.


Click here to receive updates and registration links for suture seminars.


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