$35 – $100

Grab Your Documentary Audience in the First Five Minutes

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Docs In Progress

8560 2nd Avenue

#Suite 113

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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The first five minutes of your documentary is crucial. Programmers and audiences are making make-or-break judgments about your film within that very limited timeframe, and you need to make the most of it. What does it take to grab your audience from the very beginning and keep them riveted? Are you effectively establishing the who what and where for what your documentary is about? What can you do to make sure you get and keep your audience until the very end?

Feedback Forums are meant to provide a safe space in which to share your work and receive constructive feedback from an expert in the field, as well as other like-minded peers. You may participate in this by sharing your own film (it can be complete, a clip, or a work in progress -- no trailers) and receiving feedback, or as an observer (someone who does not show a clip, but offers feedback).

For those seeking feedback on their work, please include a link to your work in the registration process here, or via email to the workshop leader at andrea@docsinprogress.org


FEE (Participants With Clips)

Earlybird: $75 (through January 15)
Regular: $90 (January 16-February 23)
Late: $100 (February 24 until full)


FEE (Observers)


Earlybird: $35 (through January 15)
Regular: $50 (January 16-February 23)
Late: $60 (February 24 until full)



You may pay by credit card or check, but full payment must be RECEIVED by the cutoff date for earlybird or regular registration or the higher fee will apply.

DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS
If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program, you can get $25 off registration fees for this workshop if you register by the Earlybird or Regular deadlines. If you are an All-Access Passholder, registration is required but is at no additional cost to you. If you are a Docs Insider member or All-Access Passholder and missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Andrea Passafiume is currently the Program Director for Docs in Progress where she oversees all documentary film screenings, educational workshops and professional development programs. She is also Assistant Programmer of documentaries for the Tribeca Film Festival. Previously, she was the Head Programmer for AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival held annually in the ​Washington D.C. area, and she he has served on the ​Selection Committees for DOC NYC, Camden International Film Festival, and DC Shorts. In addition to serving on several film festival juries and panels, Andrea is also part of the nominating committees for the IDA Awards and Cinema Eye Honors.

Andrea is also a skilled writer, having contributed numerous articles to the Turner Classic Movies website, American Film magazine, McSweeney’s, The Nervous Breakdown and the National Film Preservation website. In 2015 she researched and co-wrote the official tribute book for the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award presented to comedian Steve Martin in Hollywood. Prior to joining the Washington D.C. film community in 2010, Andrea worked in the Programming Department of AFI Fest in Los Angeles where she coordinated screening events for the monthly Cinema’s Legacy series at the Skirball Center (guests included Oliver Stone, Forest Whitaker, Jon Favreau, Robert Towne, and Dennis Hopper), monthly Directors Series screenings at the ArcLight Hollywood (LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND) as well as AFI’s weekly 100 Years…100 Movies series, and co-organized and hosted AFI Fest’s landmark 24-Hour Movie Marathon & Fundraiser in 2006. She has taught a variety of film history classes at the college level, and spent eight years at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta where she served as the Media Services Supervisor for Turner Classic Movies.

She earned her M.A. and B.F.A. in Cinema Studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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8560 2nd Avenue

#Suite 113

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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