Grab Your Audience in the First Five Minutes (IE1-1292)

Mar 06, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Docs In Progress at Alexander House

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

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Earlybird Registration for Grab Your Audience in the First Five Minutes (IE1-1292)
$25
Sale Starts: Nov 07, 2018 12:01 AM EST
Sale Ends: Feb 19, 2019 11:59 PM EST
Register and pay by February 19, 2019. If payment is not received by this date, rate will revert to later pricing. You may pay either by credit card or PayPal via the "Paypal" payment button or you may pay by check.
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Regular Registration for Grab Your Audience in the First Five Minutes (IE1-1292)
$40
Sale Starts: Feb 20, 2019 12:00 AM EST
Sale Ends: Mar 02, 2019 11:59 PM EST
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Late Registration for Grab Your Audience in the First Five Minutes (IE1-1292)
$50
Sale Starts: Mar 03, 2019 12:00 AM EST
Sale Ends: Mar 06, 2019 10:30 PM EST
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Event Description

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 apassafiume@gmail.com.

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.
 

PAYMENT
Full payment must be received in order to hold a spot in this workshop. If you would like to pay by credit card or PayPal, select the PayPal payment option (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay by credit card). If you prefer to pay by check, you still need to register online, but select "Pay by Check or Wire" as your payment option. Make it payable to "Docs In Progress" with the title of the program noted in the memo line. Mail to Docs In Progress, 8700 1st Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Please note that, to qualify for date-based pricing, payment must be received in full by the deadline date.

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

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Docs In Progress at Alexander House
8560 Second Avenue, Suite 113 (enter on Apple Avenue across from courthouse), Silver Spring, MD 20910, United States
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