• Maysa Monção

Are you hungry for knowledge?

Updated: Nov 14, 2020

In the last 5 years, I’ve dedicated myself to improving my knowledge of films and film production. Below you will find a list of courses, webinars, masterclasses and talks I attended.


Hopefully this list will inspire you too!





COLLAB -- Sundance Institute online platform


  1. From short to feature film (3-hours masterclass, by Jim Cummings) -- Nov 19, 2019

  2. Film music: creating the soundscape for your film (3-hour masterclass, with Peter Golub, Carter Burwell and Adam Smalley) -- May 14th 2020

  3. Writers’ Cafe (2 hour workshop) -- May 1st 2020

  4. Film Crowdfunding Strategies with Kickstarter (webinar with Liz Cook Mowe, Elise McCave) -- April 8th 2020

  5. On Cinema, Seeing, and Creativity (webinar with Mark Cousins) -- June 3, 2020

  6. Telling Your Story with Sound (conversation with Alma Har’el and Benh Zeitlin, presented by the Dolby Institute) -- June 26th 2020

  7. Breaking into Business and Building your Career (Advisor Q&A live with Josh Goldenberg) -- April 30th 2020

  8. Online Meet-up (with Trey Ellis, American Book Award-Winning novelist, playwright, essayist ) -- Aug 8th 2020




Oscars -- Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Science

  1. Film editing Masterclass -- November 12th 2020








BIFA -- British Independent Film Awards


  1. For Sama Live (watch party + Q&A with Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts) -- April 14th 2020

  2. Berberian Sound Studio (watch party + Q&A with Peter Strickland, Toby Jones, Nic Knowland and Shaheen Baig) -- April 30th 2020

  3. Unconscious Bias Training (in partnership with ScreenSkills; certificate issued) -- July 29th 2020





BAFTA -- British Academy of Films and Television Arts


  1. Guru Live: Your TV Career, supported by Sara Putt Associates (with Adeel Amini, TV Producer and Founder, The TV Mindset; Harjeet Chhokar, Commissioning Editor, Documentaries and Specialist Factual, Channel 4; David P Davis, Executive Producer, Bad Wolf; Hattie Wood, Joint Head of Talent, Twenty Twenty and Wall to Wall) -- November 10th 2020

  2. TV Sessions: The Making of The End of the F***ing World (talk about the team’s creative process with 7 speakers) -- July 20th 2020

  3. TV Sessions: The Making of Chernobyl (talk about the creative process with 4 speakers) -- July 13th 2020

  4. TV Sessions: Live Performer on Performer (with Aisling Bea and Gbemisola Ikumelo) -- July 27th 2020





BFI Network


  1. ShortItOut (with Ben Wheatley) -- May 28th 2020

  2. Micro-Shorts and Application Breakdown (with Matt Ajan and Josic Cadoret) -- Nov 26th 2019

  3. Q &A of the movie "Rebecca" (with Ben Wheatley) -- November 6th 2020






ScreenSkills

  1. 2021 WFTV English Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills (how to apply for the scheme) -- October 27th 2020

  2. The Essentials of Pitching (with Linda Cockburn) -- September 2nd 2020

  3. Coronavirus Basic Awareness on Production Training (certificate issued) -- July 7th 2020

  4. Mentorship (part of ScreenSkills 6-hours mentoring programme, with Shaheen Schleifer) -- in progress





LFS -- London Film School


  1. Production Designer (masterclass with Fleur Whitlock) -- February 24th 2020

  2. LFS Connects (Killed By My Debt Q&A) -- May 21th 2019








Film London/EAN/Flamin


  1. Film London Lab: The Writers Sessions (with Angeli Macfarlane, intense lab that covers all aspects of scriptwriting) -- Sep 7th to Sep 23rd

  2. S.O.U.L. Fest: Training & Skills Development Panel -- Aug 13th, 2020

  3. On Script Reports (masterclass with Sam Stockbridge) -- April 28th 2019

  4. New Entrants Course, Equal Access (2-day course introduced by professionals in various film areas, such as marketing, production, film financing, script editing, sales and sound editing) -- March 23-24 2019

  5. Film Financing and Investment (masterclass with Wayne Marc Godfrey) -- March 4th 2019

  6. HBO backstage workshop of the show “My Dad Wrote a Porno” -- (meet the crew and behind the scene tour) -- March 4th 2019

  7. Flamin Productions (how to apply conference) -- October 25th 2018





Stage 32


  1. Women In Film Personal Stories (webinar with producers Alexandra Barreto, Mali Elfman and Robin Brook) -- May 18th 2020





PROM -- The People’s Republic of Movies


  1. Working in the Film Festivals (webinar with Rebekah Louise Smith) -- June 25th 2020





Hubert Bals Fund


  1. Hubert Bals Fund Explained (with Alessia Acone) -- April 17th 2020





Iconic Steps


  1. Alumni Sessions (Q&A with Laura Wilson from Altitude Films) -- June 16th 2020






Together Films


  1. Digital Perspectives: Powering Virtual Screenings (with Eric Streeper from XERB) -- September 7th 2020

  2. Digital Perspectives: How to Set Up a Virtual Festival (with Melanie Iredale and Mat Steel from Sheffield Doc Fest) -- August 3rd 2020



Little White Lies


  1. Q&A of the movie "Shirley" -- November 4th 2020




Creative England


3-day digital event on films and Arts (the launch of Creative Coalition 2020) -- November 9-11 2020




FILM FESTIVALS I ATTENDED AS PRESS OR INDUSTRY IN THE LAST 5 YEARS


2015


Tribeca

TIFF -- Toronto International Film Festival

BFI LFF


2016


Berlinale

Sheffield Doc

Bristol Cinema Rediscovered

Doc’n’Roll

San Sebastian

BFI LFF


2017


Sundance

Glasgow

Tribeca

Sheffield Doc

Sundance London

Raindance

BFI LFF

Rome Festa del Cinema

Locarno (online via Festival Scope)


2018


Almost sabbatical year, as I was working on music festivals.

Sundance London


2019


Raindance

Sundance London

BFI LFF



2020


We Are One -- A Global Film Festival


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