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Grab Your Documentary Audience in the First Five Minutes

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Docs In Progress

801 Wayne Avenue

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Silver Spring, Maryland 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 of what your documentary is about?

This workshop will look at several documentaries that engage the audience from the get-go and break down why it works successfully through analysis and discussion. We will talk about what you can do to make sure you get and keep your audience until the very end.

Participants are encouraged, though not required, to share their own completed films or works in progress so that we can look at the first five minutes together and offer constructive, seasoned and professional feedback during class time. This can be done by sharing a link to your work in the registration process here, or via email to the instructor at andrea@docsinprogress.org

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Earlybird: $25 (through February 19)
Regular: $40 (February 20-March 2)
Late: $50 (March 3 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 Programming Director for Docs in Progress where she oversees all documentary film screenings, educational workshops and professional development programs. She is also currently an 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 and Camden International Film Festival as well as several film juries and panels. 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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