PRODUCTION MEETING - Make a Movie in a Month - Spring 2019 (Bethesda)

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Our collaborative production challenge returns with "Make a Movie in a Month" (MMM 2019)! This is the "Culture" edition.

Make a short film in about 30 days. Get experience, meet new friends, and have some fun. You asked to do it again and now you have the chance. Everyone is welcome to participate from production veterans to first time filmmakers, directors, writers, production assistants, and everyone in between.

The theme is "Culture." So, prepare an idea for a 4 minute non-fiction short film about a person or place in Montgomery County, MD who has a unique story of "Culture."


Estimated schedule for the night is:
6:30pm: arrival and informal networking
6:45pm: time capped introductions
6:55pm: announcements and group biz/admin
7pm: Begin production discussion, create crew(s), production planning of group project(s)
9:15pm: Conclude production planning discussions
9:16pm: Informal networking
9:30pm: End formal meeting

You can bring a crew with you -or- join a crew at the meeting. Crews can be any size. You will get to start working on your movie at the event! There will be awards & prizes available for the best film. At least one film will be automatically entered as an official selection of the Wheaton Film Festival on 11/08/19 where it will be eligible to win even more awards & prizes. At least one film will be screened at the 2019 Community Stories Festival.


Calendar of events:
2/18/19 "Make a Movie in a Month" production begins
2/18/19 Production meeting in Bethesda at MakeOffices Bethesda
2/20/19 Production meeting in D.C. at MakeOffices Dupont
3/20/19 "Make a Movie in a Month" production ends, all films due by 6pm
4/12/19 Screening Party Finale - viewing all completed MMM Spring 2019 films (Bethesda MakeOffices)
11/08/19 The Wheaton Film Festival


The registration cost to participate is $40 per team [not per person but per team]. Films must be 4 minutes or less in duration. We have 2 production meetings to kick things off. You can attend one or both of the meetings. Develop your projects and networking. Bring your creative talent and a willingness to help your peers. Short, time-capped introductions will occur around 6:45 pm. Get ready to work together on some great projects.


All are welcome, including filmmakers, editors, directors, producers, service professionals, actors, writers, hair/makeup, investors, student, and all other film enthusiasts.

Bring business cards.

Look forward to seeing everyone!


MMM 2019 and the Wheaton Film Festival 2019 are supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Chuck Levin's Music Center, MakeOffices, Arune LLC, DC Filmmakers, Adobe Software, Copyright Counselors, Final Draft Software, FilmConvert, Filmstro, Jungle Software,, Pro Cuts Editing, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Studio Unknown, Write Brothers, and R.T.S. Inc. This event is produced by Arune LLC. Our promotional partners include Docs In Progress, TIVA, Creative Edge Collaborative, WALA, and DC Media Makers.