What we're about

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

Upcoming events (2)

Fifth Annual Wheaton Film Festival

Chuck Levin's Music Center

With film screenings, panel discussions, and networking, the 5th Annual Wheaton Film Festival is a great showcase for filmmakers from the mid-Atlantic region and for films that involve the mid-Atlantic region. Everyone is invited to come to Wheaton, MD on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:30pm. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND: http://bit.ly/dcfmwff19 Members of DC Filmmakers can use the link above or the code “DCFM” to get 25% off the ticket price. -------- Tentative Schedule: 1:30pm-2:00pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome EDUCATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS 2:00pm-3:00pm Filmmaking Process (Panel 1 of 3) 3:10pm-4:10pm Entertainment Law 101 w/ WALA (Panel 2 of 3) 4:20pm-5:20pm Future of Filmmaking (Panel 3 of 3) 5:20pm-5:30pm Break 5:30pm-6:30pm Networking, Dinner Reception, and Gear Petting Zoo 6:30pm-8:45pm SHORT FILM SCREENINGS 8:50pm-9:30pm Award Presentations and Closing Comments 9:30pm-11:59pm After Party at Bar Louie -------- Possible Panel Discussions May Include: Filmmaking Process (including Sound Recording) - a discussion of the process of filmmaking including pre-production, image capture, and editing. With special coverage 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, and more. 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. -------- Films being shown: "In Harmony with the Community" (Winner of MMM Spring 2019) "Mr. Big Shot" (Winner of MMM Summer 2019) Additional films to be announced, the final submission deadline is October 4th, 2019. -------- 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, Capital Bikeshare, Docs in Progress, FilmConvert, Final Draft, iPitch, Jungle Software, Kindness Animal Hospital, MakeOffices, Montgomery Parks: Brookside Gardens, Pro Cuts Editing Services, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, RTS, Studio Unknown, TIVA, Write Brothers, Copyright Counselors, and Chuck Levin's Music Center. Framed awards and certificates will also be provided. -------- For more information about the Wheaton Film Festival visit http://www.wheatonfilmfestival.com/ or contact us at [masked]. To keep up with festival news and details follow us on social media. Facebook - facebook.com/WheatonFilmFest -and- facebook.com/groups/dcfilmmakers Instagram - instagram.com/wheatonfilmfest Twitter - twitter.com/WheatonFilmFest -and- twitter.com/brianfilms #FilmWheaton -------- 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, Jungle Software, iPitch.tv, Pro Cuts Editing, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Studio Unknown, Write Brothers, Clairvoyance LLC, and R.T.S. Inc. This event is produced by Arune LLC. Our promotional partners include Docs In Progress, TIVA, Creative Edge Collaborative, WALA, WIFV, and DC Media Makers.

Law 101 for Filmmakers
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Law 101 for Filmmakers Learn the key legal concepts and strategies on how to produce and monetize your film and video projects from veteran entertainment attorneys, filmmakers, and business persons. This is a half day intensive course to learn the concepts, network with your community, and refresh yourself on things you may already know. This is a proposed event. The date, location, and speakers will be announced if there is enough interest. The registration fee will be discounted for DC Filmmakers to $59 per person [reduced from $79] with snacks and drinks provided. Door prizes will give attendees the chance to win software, production equipment, and services, This will be a half day event. Topics addressed shall include: • copyright • trademark • business organization •contracts (releases, waivers, service agreements, investors, ...) •permits •distribution issues •best practices •free legal resources •options •legal protection •insurance •& more

Past events (217)

MMM Summer 2019 Finale Screening & Potluck Dinner Party

MakeOffices Bethesda

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