Documentary Roundtable DC (Topic: Archival Research)

Mar 12, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EDT

Interface Media

A joint program of
Women in Film and Video and Docs In Progress

Event Description

NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for January 8, but has been rescheduled to March 12 due to the icy conditions.

Archival Research with Bonnie Rowan

The Documentary Roundtable is a joint program of Docs In Progress and Women and Film and Video. These 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. This is a great way to get to know others in the DC-area documentary filmmaking community, as well as build your network and know-how.

NOTE:  Documentary Roundtable meetings are FREE for members of WIFV or Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium Members. They are $10 for all others.


What do you need to know before going to public collections for film and photo research?  Get tips on the most effective use of internet research before you get there. Understand what you can do at your computer and what you can only access by going to the actual archive. 


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Networking

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Presentation and Q&A


Free for members of Women in Film and Video and
Docs In Progress Docs Insiders Premium members (when registering on WIFV website, use same Promo Code as you do with Docs In Progress).
$10 for all others. Get Tickets Here

Panel Title


With a graduate degree in film Bonnie Rowan came from Wisconsin to work for the US Information Agency but soon was teaching film studies and production as an assistant professor at Towson University in Baltimore. She wrote 2 books describing media resources in the Washington area, then began a 30-year career as a professional on-site media researcher. Rowan has credits on over 650 productions, was nominated for an Emmy for research for RAPE OF EUROPA and another this past year for MINE WARS. She have research credits on several Academy award nominees. Recent projects range from BETTY PAGE REVEALS ALL to AMERICAN REDS to SALINGER.


Interface Media is at 1233 20th Street (between L and M), NW Washington DC. Closest Metro: Dupont Circle.

Women in Film and Video

Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is dedicated to advancing the career development and achievement for professionals working in all areas of screen-based media and related disciplines. WIFV supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements.
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