Filmmakers & Grassroots Groups (February 2018)
Monday, February 12th
7:00pm – 9:00pm
@ Northwest Film Forum – 1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA, 98122
Co-Presented by Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc)
* FREE EVENT; REGISTRATION REQUIRED! *
* Registration for groups is full, but if you would like to have your info emailed to attending filmmakers – email jonah @ nwfilmforum.org
Grassroots groups need videos, and filmmakers want to help tell powerful stories that serve the community! NWFF and SeaDoc are bringing back this popular event from 2017, which is designed to help grassroots organizations and filmmakers to create successful work together.
Learn best practices for how to work effectively and respectfully to help amplify a community story or cause. Connect with organizations doing important work in the Seattle area. Register here as a filmmaker!
- COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS:
Prepare a short (two minute or less) casual verbal pitch that includes: a) who you are and what your org/cause does; b) the need, concept or story; and c) the scope and end target of the project (e.g. a 3 minute web video.) Or simply bring cards for the breakout and matchmaking portions of the event! Register here as a grassroots group!
7:00PM – 7:30PM: SUCCESS STORY
Filmmakers Steve Hyde and Nils Cowen, and Program Supervisor Liya Rubio will share about their partnership with the Ethiopian Community Center, which resulted in the short film, We Could Have Been Street Kids. This project was the direct result of last year’s Filmmakers & Grassroots Groups event.
7:30PM – 8:00PM: BREAKOUT GROUPS
- For Filmmakers: Allyship in filmmaking
- For Organizations: How to budget for media projects
8:00PM – 8:30PM: PITCH SESSION
Hear short pitches from 5-10 groups or organizations who are looking for help on a video project. *Sign up to pitch a project in the registration form!
8:30PM – 9:00PM: MATCHMAKING
Meet your collaborative match! (Don’t forget to bring your business cards.)