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Understanding the Film Festival Selection Process

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Docs In Progress

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Silver Spring, Maryland 20910

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What does it take for your documentary feature or short to be accepted into a film festival? What are festival programmers really looking for? What things will hurt your chances of getting in and what things will help? Take a peek into the sometimes mysterious process of how films get selected so that you can navigate your festival strategy strengthened with vital insider knowledge. Led by veteran documentary film festival programmer Andrea Passafiume (AFI DOCS, Tribeca Film Festival, DOC NYC), this workshop will cover a broad range of topics ranging from the submission process all the way through to how to maximize your film festival experience if your documentary gets accepted. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in topical discussions.

While Docs In Progress programs are intended primarily for documentary filmmakers, much of what is being discussed will be relevant for fiction filmmakers as well.

*PLEASE NOTE: This workshop does NOT cover dealmaking or film sales.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER

ANDREA PASSAFIUME

Andrea Passafiume is currently Assistant Programmer of documentaries for the Tribeca Film Festival as well as Program Director for Docs in Progress. She has served on the ​Screening Committees for DOC NYC and Camden International Film Festival as well as numerous film juries and panels. Previously, she was Head Programmer for AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s prestigious documentary film festival held annually in the Washington DC area. Andrea is also a regular contributing writer for Turner Classic Movies and FilmStruck. In 2015 she researched and co-wrote the tribute book for the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award presented to Steve Martin on 6/4/15 in Hollywood. Prior to joining the DC 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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$55 Early Bird Registration (register/pay through May 22) – $25 discount for Docs Insider Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.

$65 Regular Registration (register/pay May 23-June 2) – $25 discount for Docs Insiders Premium Members. Use Promo Code which was provided.

$75 Late Registration (register/pay June 3 until full) – No discounts.



DOCS INSIDERS DISCOUNT AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDER COMPS

If you are a member of the Docs Insiders program at the Premium level, you can get a $25 discount on the 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. To get the discount, you will enter a Promo Code when you get to the payment. If you missed our e-mail with the promo code, please reach us at contact AT docsinprogress DOT org to get it. To find out more about our Docs Insiders memberships, visit http://www.docsinprogress.org/docsinsiders​


HOW TO REGISTER?

Click the "Register Now" button towards the top of the page. Because of limited space (maximum 6 participants on our workstations plus we can accommodate two more using your laptops), advanced registration is highly recommended.


NOTE ON PAYMENT

Full payment must be received to guarantee you a spot in the class. In order to get the discounted earlybird rate, full payment must be RECEIVED by the earlybird date. Otherwise the regular rate will be charged.


If you are paying by credit card, select the "Paypal" option (you can pay by credit card even if you don't have a Paypal account). Payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form.


If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire". Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:


Docs In Progress

801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(Write in the name of the workshop in the memo line)



LOCATION/TIME

The new Docs in Progress location at:

Alexander House

8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113 (enter on Apple Avenue across from courthouse)
Silver Spring, MD 20910

7-10 PM

REFUND POLICY

If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a class after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:

Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund

Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund

Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund


WEATHER POLICY

In the event of seriously inclement weather, we will make a decision by 3 pm on whether to cancel that evening’s programs. (For Saturday classes, we will make the decision by 6 pm on Friday). If you have not received a notification from your instructor or the Educational Programs Manager, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).


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