Documentary Workshops, Cuba

Nov 26th-Dec 4th, 2016
Jan 14th-22nd, 2017
Feb 18th-26th, 2017

Mar 18th-26th, 2017
Apr 8th-16th, 2017

Click here to see student project form April 9th-17th, 2016

Create a short documentary with a National Geographic & Discovery Channel Filmmaker in one of the world's true exotic locations: Gibara, Cuba

What's Included,

Accommodations and meals are covered starting Saturday night thru Sunday morning 8 days later. In addition to the actual instruction, the workshop includes:

“It is the most beautiful land that human eyes saw.” Christopher Columbus on seeing Gibara Bay


  • a Cuban Cultural Visa,
  • Cuban health insurance while in Cuba.
  • round trip taxi from Holguin International Airport (HOG) to Gibara,
  • planned events which include a boat trip to the beach, an elective visit to a cave, a class in Cuban Salsa, a traditional pig roast and the workshop's premiere at the local cinema. 


What's Not,

  • the cost and arrangement of a flight to Cuba.
  • each student is expected to come with their own equipment.
  • students should bring money for incidental expenses such as tips, alcoholic drinks, a few meals  away from the workshop’s restaurant, gifts of Cuban rum and cigars, etc.

American License: Travel by Americans to Cuba is limited to one of twelve possible licenses. This trip is licensed under article 515.567 which allows for workshops and public performances.  No action is necessary on the part of the student.

Cuban Visa: The student will be issued a tourist visa automatically upon arrival at Cuban customs in the airport. Shooting video in Cuba, however, requires a cultural visa. An application will be submitted prior to the trip and the visa will be issued in Gibara.

As the head of Laughing Dog Productions, Tom produced, shot, wrote and edited his own films for 15 years. His assignments have taken him from the war-torn streets of Afghanistan to Central American rainforests in search of jaguars. Tom's teaching method developed over 13 years as a faculty member at Maine Media Workshops.


An adventurous French-Canadian journalist who tracks down and interviews extraordinary people living ordinary lives, Dominique wrote for the French magazine Vitality for over a decade. A dynamic business woman, Dominique represents the logistical aspect of Cinewright. A storyteller, writer, interviewer and manager, Dominique is a true Cinewright.