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‘17 Blocks,’ D.C. Film Groups Highlight Video Show’s Independent Filmmaking Sessions

Sessions will cover much of the process of making an independent film, from raising the money to getting it seen.

WASHINGTON—Getting a film made is a little more complicated than simply saying “Lights. Camera. Action!” The 2019 Video Show will provide an in-depth look at many of the different components of that process with two days of sessions on independent filmmaking.

Focusing on many of the key steps from raising the money to getting people to watch the finished film, the sessions feature film professionals and organizations from both D.C. and across the country.

Specific sessions include an explanation of grant writing and other financing possibilities; the resources available from local film associations with representatives from Women in Film and Video, Docs in Progress and TIVA-DC; on-set production tips from seasoned filmmakers; profiles of D.C.-area film festivals; and the different components of finding the right way to share the finished film, including details on alternative distribution methods, like Vimeo.

There will also be a special Q&A session with the some of the filmmakers behind the documentary film “17 Blocks,” which has been making its way around the festival circuit all year, including stops at the Tribeca Film Festival and AFI Docs Film Festival.

For more information on the sessions, or to register to attend the Video Show, click here.