Saturday, November 14th, 2020
11am - Demystifying the Grant Writing Experience with Paul Marengo (SEMINAR)
12:30pm - Filmmaking with Virtual Sets with Chris Petracco (SEMINAR)
2pm - Marketing for Impact with Amy DeLouise (SEMINAR)
3:30pm - Effective Networking for Media Makers with Melissa Houghton (SEMINAR)
5pm - Entertainment Law 101 with John Mason (SEMINAR)
6:30pm - FILM SCREENING Student Films
8pm - FILM SCREENING Montgomery County Films
9pm - FILM SCREENING General Submission (Film Group 1)
Sunday, November 15th, 2020
11am - Filmmaking: the Next Generation with Meagan Lewis (SEMINAR)
12:30pm - Documentary Film Production with Kevin Sharpley (SEMINAR)
2pm - Writing Effective Stories for Script with Maryanne Culpepper (SEMINAR)
3:30pm - Technology for Sound Recording and Web Streaming with Adam Levin (SEMINAR)
5pm - FILM SCREENING General Submission (Film Group 2)
8pm - Awards Ceremony
Completing a grant proposal is not as difficult as one may think. This class will demystify and help you with the mechanics of writing an effective proposal. However, successful grant writing is more than just writing the proposal. You will also learn tips for increasing your chances of success — such as how to approach funders, following up, etc.
Why should influencers have all the fun? Now you can use their tactics to up your game in creating your digital brand.
In this session we’ll deconstruct the key elements of influencer marketing and strategies you can use. We’ll talk about the key to shaping a brand, plus some great software and hardware tools to make your own online marketing shine. And don’t forget how and why to include BTS! Join Amy and amp up your marketing for impact.
Making even a "small" independent film is a big deal. You need a tribe who believes in your story and willing to work towards your vision. We'll talk about where you can find them to get your film from idea to screens.
Legal issues are important for all creators, including filmmakers. We will cover copyrights, business entity choice and formation, releases, work made for hire, contracts and related issues. Knowing the basic issues will help you plan your production and understand the legal issues that impact your film.
This seminar will cover film education, especially with a concentration on working with high school students . One of the silver linings for film students staying home is that they have been forced to become mobile creators! They now have to constantly think outside the box to work creatively within an online production team as well as on their own domain. This "new normal" of filmmaking has proven that young filmmakers can produce efficiently at home by being innovative with only a computer and smartphone.
This Documentary Film Production Seminar will cover the evolution of documentary, styles, documentaries through time, what wins awards and how to make a documentary that touches the heart and soul.
Harry T. Dewey Memorial Garden by Marilyn Stone and Marilyn Sklar
Third Base to Faith by Amina Chaudary
Hael by Willie Padin
A.R.T. by Raquel LM
Scary Story to Tell in the Dark #684 by Carlos Gonzalez-Fernandez
A Lonely Conversation by Harrison Dove-Green
Lucid by Shelly Ortiz
My Theory on Ghosts by Elijah Barry
The Reunion by Jiayang Liu
Femme Fatale DC by Erica Ness and Daniel Sheffield
Jericho by Tiffany Joy Taylor
Valle del Silicio (Silicon Valley) by James Michael Douglas
All Hail the Champion by Eric Lochstampfor
Affection of a Tiger by Khalid Abdulqaadir
Heretic by Joshua Nicholás Prits
Heroes' Honeymoon by Rich West
JUMP START by Skinny Corleone
Anagnorisis by Arturo Dueñas Herrero
"APOCALYPSE NOTES" (Music is in danger!) by Pierre GAFFIÉ
Oleander by Kate Hackett
Fix My Bike by Rocky McKoy
1865 by Andrea R Mihailescu
A Place Called Galet by Arjarn Jin
Daydream by Alec Reyna
These Brownies by Benjamin Shapiro
0.6 ft apart by Amit Barnathan
Ballin': A Kickball Story by Millie Cupp
Landfill by Heidi Scott
El Mahal (2019) by Ziad Foty
Put it Down by Frankey Barrz, Kris Furnish
Jury Award for Best Film in General Category
Jury Award for Best Community Story in Montgomery County Category
Jury Award for Best Student Film