Documentary filmmakers with a work in progress will have the opportunity to take their work to a new level when Alexandria Bombach (pictured) leads a master class at Maine Media Workshops from Sunday through Saturday, September 16 to 22. Bombach’s most recent feature-length documentary, “On Her Shoulders,” premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where she was awarded Best Director in the U.S. documentary competition. The Santa Fe-based filmmaker’s first feature-length documentary, “Frame by Frame,” won more than 25 film festival awards. Her Emmy-winning 2012 series “Moveshake” chronicled the internal conflicts of people dedicating their lives to a cause.

Bombach’s master class is one of more than a dozen Maine Media workshops that will address different facets of non-fiction filmmaking in the coming weeks. Other classes will focus on writing and developing documentaries, Cinema Verité, cinematography, editing, virtual reality, and the art of interviewing. Instructors are award-winning professionals whose credits include documentaries for BBC, CBS, Discovery, HBO, National Geographic, The New York Times, and PBS. The school also offers a four-week documentary film school, September 2 to 29, that allows participants to research, produce, shoot and edit an original documentary under the guidance and instruction of Tom Donohue, an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who has created broadcast documentaries for many networks.

More information on the workshops, including scholarships, is available at