The Future of Documentary Storytelling

  • May 30, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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ONA-NYC and the duPont-Columbia Awards explore the opportunities and challenges of independent documentary film making today on the web and in theaters.  We bring you an eclectic group of curators, directors and producers influencing the way we tell non-fiction stories.

Topics will include uses for and limits of innovative digital technology, cross platform storytelling, immersive transmedia projects, and new funding models. Our speakers will inspire and also provide practical advise about producing documentaries for the web and/or the theater.

Moderator: June Cross, Filmmaker; Associate Professor, Columbia University @junecross

Panelists include:

Plus, we will have special guest Alexander Reben, artist and robotist.  He is the mastermind behind the BlabDroid, an adorable filmmaking robot.  He collaborated with Brent Hoff to make "Robots in Residence," the first documentary directed entirely by robots and featured at this year's Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes installation. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the project and be interviewed by a BlabDroid.

This meetup will be taking place in the Lecture Hall on the 3rd floor of the Pulitzer building (formerly known the Journalism building which is at 2950 Broadway, NYC 10027).

The event is free but you still need to RSVP here on meetup in order to attend the event. It is required that you bring a Photo ID with you that matches your registration name for security purposes. Please provide your full name and the full names of your guests.

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More about our co-host: The duPont-Columbia Awards honors outstanding broadcast and digital news. Enter by July 1, 2013 for the 2014 Awards. For more Follow @duPontAwards.










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  • Abi W.

    great conversation - lots to think about and watch. thanks to the panelists

    May 31, 2013

  • Mandi G.

    I wish that I could have attended - I was held up in the studio later than expected.

    May 31, 2013

  • jay c.

    Terrific panel, I was inspired by everyone's comments and projects. Many thanks for putting this together and can't wait to attend more.

    May 31, 2013

  • Thelmo C.

    Interesting panel!

    May 30, 2013

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    May 30, 2013

  • Meral A.

    Sad to miss this. Any chance it will be recorded?

    May 30, 2013

  • Jami F.

    so sorry to miss it but want someone else to have my spot

    May 30, 2013

  • Jaron G.

    Check out to see where we think doc storytelling and video journalism are headed. i'll be at the event tonight if anyone has any questions about Storyhunter.

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to attend this, but all spots are full. If I show up in the evening, is there any chance I can get in - or at least get standing room?

    May 30, 2013

  • Malik S.

    Can't make it after all so the waiting list's first runner up can have my spot.

    May 30, 2013

  • Natalie

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone!

    May 16, 2013

  • Linda Perry B.

    Should be interesting..

    1 · May 16, 2013

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