POSTED October 24, 2017

WIFV November Events

Wednesday, November 1st  6:30 pm – Weds One http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=10735&cid=783&wid=401&type=Cal

Monday, November 6th 6:30 pm – Narrative Directors Roundtable http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=10747&cid=783&wid=401

Wednesday, November 8th – Locavore Film Series: BEDFORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND http://acdh.arlingtondrafthouse.com/event.cfm?cart&id=496509

Monday, November 13th 6:30 pm – Doc Roundtable http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=10707&cid=783&wid=401&type=Cal

Wednesday, November 15th 6:30 pm – Animators Roundtable http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=10748&cid=783&wid=401

Friday, November 17th – Sunday, November 18th – ScriptDC http://www.wifv.org/events/#id=10713&cid=783&wid=401&type=Cal

POSTED October 24, 2017

You’re invited! Meet award-winning wildlife photographer and filmmaker at National Geographic

On Wednesday, November 1, National Geographic will host biologist turned wildlife photographer Ronan Donovan in D.C. to talk about similarities we humans share with social mammals, and what we can learn from them. As part of our live Fall 2017 events season, it is sure to be an unforgettable experience here at National Geographic headquarters in D.C. 

Lessons From the Wild: Apes, Wolves, and Bears
Who: Biologist turned wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Ronan Donovan.
What: An exciting conversation about Ronan’s past work and soon-to-be-published National Geographic magazine story.
Where: National Geographic's Grosvenor Auditorium at 1600 M Street NW
When: Wednesday, November 1 at 7:30 PM
For more information: Visit our website

POSTED October 24, 2017

(2018 Program Application Priority Deadline: November 1, 2017)

The Documentary Center at The George Washington University is accepting applications for the 2018 Institute for Documentary Filmmaking. You can find updated information about the program, application process, tuition and the Center as a whole on our new website.

We are looking for a diverse group of storytellers from all different backgrounds to join us from January through June 2018 as we immerse ourselves in the specific art and craft of non-fiction filmmaking. Individuals who attend the Institute come from such diverse disciplines as broadcasting, law, psychology, literature, science, anthropology, museum studies and education. Many participants do not have any media or filmmaking backgrounds, while others have extensive experience in these fields, so prior technical experience is not a requirement.

POSTED October 24, 2017

ScriptDC, a Filmmakers Weekend, Nov 17-19 - "Words to ACTION!"

Women in Film & Video (@WIFV_DC) hosts the premier Mid-Atlantic conference for screenwriters, directors, actors, editors and producers seeking to connect and learn from award-winning film, TV and multi-media experts. Master classes provide in-depth tips, techniques, and networking opportunities.  ScriptDC 2017 runs November 17-19, 2017 at American University.
"As we mark our 12th year of ScriptDC, WIFV is excited to offer access to high caliber experts covering the full spectrum of film production, script writing and animation. This year's conference brings a fresh twist with our spotlight on China and its burgeoning distribution opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in November"   Carletta Hurt, president of WIFV-DC.  
This year's program includes:
Directing Master Class with Joan Darling. She is the first woman to be nominated for an Emmy® award for television directing with credits including M*A*S*H* and THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW, as well as feature film.  She is a regular instructor at Sundance and AFI directing labs.
Universal Storytelling & Writing the Feminine Heroic Journey with Dara Marks and Deb Norton.  Media is global, your story must be as well!  Marks and Norton bring extensive practical expertise to this full day master class.
Gaming and Animation Master Class with Robert Hone, Marina Martins and Bruce Nesmith. No need to move west when you can learn from the best in the DMV.
Writing the Limited Series Master Class with Diana Kerew, Alana Sanko, and Dara Padwo-Audick - These women bring decades of experience in producing, writing, story editing and directing to help you adapt your writing project to the limited series structure and the many distribution platforms available to indie filmmakers.
Pitch, Finance, Market, and Distribute with Laurie Scheer, Michelle Mower, Sara Elizabeth Timmins, Carolyn McDonald, Phil Contrino, and Deborah Riley Draper.  This panel brings network, studio, and indie experience to cover how to get your television, features, and docs to audiences.

Michael Uslan and David Uslan will present the Outlook for Independent Filmmakers in China followed by a screening by a Chinese independent filmmaker. Building on their successful film career, including the BATMAN series, they are developing China-based projects.

Script Critiques, Pitch Critiques, Formatting with Final Draft, and Hacking the Creative Resistance are available on November 19.

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