Documentary Roundtable Silver Spring: Trailer Night

Oct 16, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue

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Event Description

Overview: An opportunity to network, share successes and challenges in documentary filmmaking, and provide feedback to several filmmakers on their trailers.

The Documentary Roundtable is a joint program of Docs In Progress and Women and Film and Video. These free meetings switch off between Washington DC and Silver Spring. The Washington DC meetings are organized by Women in Film and Video and are focused on getting expert advice on topics related to documentary filmmaking. The Silver Spring meetings are organized by Docs In Progress and focused on peer feedback. Both meetings include time for networking. 

ALL Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE only for members of WIFV or Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium Members. They are $10 for all others.  If you are a WIFV member or Docs Insider, use the Promo Code which has been provided to you.


Tonight’s meeting is facilitated by Docs In Progress alums Simone Fary and Richard Hall.  As an antidote to the documentary filmmaker working in isolation, it’s a brainstorming, networking, and support group all wrapped up in one.  This is an opportunity to meet others in the documentary community and share your latest successes, challenges, and tips on documentary filmmaking.  


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Informal Networking

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM - Introductions. Participants will briefly introduce themselves and talk about what they are currently working on.

7:15 PM - 8:30 PM - Feedback Spotlight: Several pre-selected members of the group will show a trailer or 10 minute segment from a work-in-progress and seek guidance from others in the group on strategies for next steps with the project.

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Informal Discussion and Networking


We will present up to three trailers or scenes from documentaries in development for feedback from other filmmakers in the room.

While these meetings usually take place on the second Monday of the month, this one will be on the third one due to the Columbus Day Holiday. Tonight's Roundtable includes time for networking and sharing and giving feedback on up to 10 minutes of pre-selected trailers or scenes from work-in-progress documentaries.

We'll be discussing the following three projects:

COLOR CORRECTION by Michael Anthony 
What starts as a question about whether African Americans face an identity crisis because they don't know from where in Africa they originate becomes a personal journey as advances in science, technology, and archival research stitch together the story of one man who wants to understand more about the "African" in his "African-American" story. 

SENSING SPACE by Maggie Kopp 
While technology has making space travel increasingly possible, motion sickness threatens the survival and capability of astronauts. Beginning in the 1950s NASA and the U.S. Navy studied how deaf people defied motion sickness because they relied on other sensory mechanisms for orientation.

THIS IS OUR LAND by Juan Pablo Guzman Castillo  
Guatemala's war displaced many indigenous communities including those in a region known as Tzalbal. During the displacement, the region was nationalized. After the end of the war, the returned communities were told they are living on borrowed land. Now they are fighting back with community organizing and legal action.

Docs in Progress on Wayne Avenue
801 Wayne Avenue, Suite G-100, Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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Registration for Documentary Roundtable (IE1-1410)
NOTE: As of September 2016, ALL Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE only for members of WIFV or Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium Members or All-Access Passholders. They are $10 for all others. If you are a WIFV member or Docs Insider, use the Promo Code which has been provided to you to negate the fee.
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