DocShop 2019 Preview

Documentary in the Age of Information

The workshops and panels for DocShop 2019 will focus on Documentary Filmmaking in the Age of Information. The demand for up-to-the-minute coverage and content on issues and stories around the world has grown exponentially in the last decade. This media phenomenon has created a new and ever more important role for documentary films that provide a deeper dive and more holistic interpretations of complex, modern issues. DocShop 2019 will explore the challenges of contemporary storytelling careers, platforms for reaching audiences amidst fierce competition, the prolific world of online streaming and the ever-merging fields of documentary film and journalism.

Passes: DocShop Passes are $150 and include admission to all sessions and DocShop special events (happy hour, Pitch day party) as well as a 5-punch pass for film screenings. Passes will be available for sale in late November. Single session tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. DocShop is FREE for students from the University of Montana and Montana State University.

Location: To Be Announced. 

 

SCHEDULE

MONDAY - FEB 18

FORM & FUNCTION: STRATEGIES FOR STANDING OUT


From Audio to Visual: Taking Podcasts to the Screen

Film Marketing & Publicity in the Age of Information Overload with Smarthouse Creative

Editing for Impact with Doug Blush

 

TUESDAY - FEB 19

RISK TAKERS & RULE BREAKERS: NAVIGATING RESISTANCE


The Future is Female - a Conversation with Women In Film (WIF)

Sensitive Subjects, Powerful Opponents - Risk and Protection

Be a Legal Savvy Filmmaker

 

WEDNESDAY - FEB 20

DOCUMENTARY AS JOURNALISM


Global Citizen Journalism - First Person Storytellers

News and Nuance - Docs for a Web Audience with NY Times Op Docs, Atlantic Studios, AJ+ and American Experience

Investigative Documentary: A Case Study
 

THURSDAY - FEB 21

BIG SKY PITCH & TFI IF/THEN SHORTS PITCH


The Big Sky Pitch and Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then Shorts Pitch are exceptional opportunities for filmmaking teams to "pitch" their documentary work-in-progress to a panel of the top commissioning editors and funders for documentary film. Join us for these exciting events, free and open to the public.

Today's events are located at the University of Montana UC Theater. A shuttle will run between the host hotel and the UM campus every 30 minutes. Click the links below for more information on each event including directions, parking and more. 

9:00am - 2:00pm  |  BIG SKY PITCH

3:00pm - 5:00pm  |  Tribeca Film Institute IF/THEN Shorts Pitch

 

FRIDAY - FEB 22

SWIMMING UPSTREAM: CONTEMPORARY DISTRIBUTION


How I Learned to Stop Praying A24 Would Pick Up My Film and Love Creative Distribution

Public Broadcasting: Reaching and Expressing America

Distribution Forecast: Is the Golden Age of Doc a Bubble?

 

Major funding for DocShop is provided by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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