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Fourth Annual Wheaton Film Festival
With film screenings, panel discussions and networking, the Wheaton Film Festival is a great showcase for film. TICKETS are required to attend: Members of DC Filmmakers can use the above discount link (or code “DCFM”) to get 25% off tickets. SUBMIT a film To submit to the Wheaton Film Festival, please visit Members of our meetup can use the code “DCFM18” to get 25% off the submission fee. *************************** Everyone is invited to come to Chuck Levin's Music Center on Friday 11/9/18 at 1:30pm. Tentative Schedule: 1:30-2:00 Doors Open, informal networking, welcome 2:00-5:20 PANEL DISCUSSIONS 5:20-5:30 Break 5:30-6:30 Networking, refreshments available, and gear exhibition 6:30-8:45 FILM SCREENINGS 8:50-9:30 Award Presentations and Closing Comments 9:30-11:59 After Party Location TBA ************************* We will have three education panels planned from 2:00-5:20: Filmmaking Process: a discussion on the process of filmmaking including pre-production, image capture, and editing; with special focus on how to best record audio. Entertainment Law 101: an overview of key legal concepts for creative professionals including option agreements, copyright, trademark, work for hire agreements & more. With John Mason, presented by Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA). Future of Filmmaking: a discussion on drones, virtual reality and other technological advances that affect filmmaking, how to adapt and what we may expect for the future of filmmaking. (note: panels are subject to change) ************************* Networking reception will follow the panels. Dinner will be available. Film Screenings will take place from 6:30-8:45. The filmmakers will get to introduce their film to the attending audience and do a brief Q&A. Film Lineup: TBA Awards & Prizes "Levin Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Overall Film "Wheaton Award" - Jury Award for Best Community Story "Kamen Grand Prize" - Jury Award for Best Student Film Prizes provided by sponsors including Adobe Software, Buredo, Capital Bikeshare, Filmstro, FilmConvert, Montgomery Parks, Pro Cuts Editing Services, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Studio Unknown, Write Brothers, and more. Awards and certificates will also be provided. *************************** Follow us on social media. Facebook: Twitter: @WheatonFilmFest Instagram: @WheatonFilmFest #MMMproject #FilmWheaton Visit our website: *************************** This event is supported in part by Arune (, Chuck Levin's, the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Adobe Software, Make Offices, Final Draft Software, Red Giant Software, Jungle Software,, Write Brothers, Filmstro, WALA, Creative Edge, Docs in Progress, DC Shorts, Pro Cuts Editing, Quick Film Budget, DC Filmmakers, TIVA, Montgomery Parks, Copyright Counselors, FilmConvert, Studio Unknown, Capital Bikeshare, Yelp and Buredo.

Chuck Levin's Music Center

11151 Veirs Mill Road · Wheaton, MD

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The DC Filmmakers group is a community of people passionate about the moving image (film, video, television, web broadcast/streaming, ... ). We look at digital production and film production as two side of the same coin. The group is a resource to network, make films, learn, teach, screen films, discuss business aspects of the industry, and to make friends. Our members include Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Writers, Editors, Actors, Audio Engineers, Lighting Gaffers, Grips, Audio Designers, Digital Artists, and Entertainment Lawyers.

With kind regards,

Brian F.

Producer/Director and Business Attorney

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