DOCSHOP 2017: The ART OF THE SHORT FILM

The workshops and panels for DocShop 2017 will focus on all aspects of creating the short: conceiving, funding, producing and distributing. The significance and gravitas of short films is changing - both online and onscreen. With changes in technology and how we consume media, short films have reached an unprecedented number of viewers and are affecting culture and inciting change at viral speed. We've invited film industry experts and trendsetters to join the conversation, including representatives from ITVS, New York Times Video, The Atlantic, Tribeca Film Institute, Gathr, The Film Collaborative, ESPN films and more. 

The $150 DocShop pass includes the 5-day conference, a 5-punch film pass and VIP events. Single DocShop event tickets are available at Festival HQ for $10. 

DocShop is FREE for students from the University of Montana and Montana State University.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL DOCSHOP PROGRAM HERE

*Unless otherwise noted, all DocShop events are held at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, 216 N Higgins Avenue.

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY  20  -  THE NUTS & BOLTS OF SHORT FILM MAKING


9:00am                      Registration Begins

10:00-11:00am            Filmmaking 101 for Shorts with 2017 BSDFF Filmmakers

                                               Jonathan Skurnik, BADGER CREEK

                                               Brian Bolster, WINTER'S WATCH

                                               Ken Johns and Jhod Cardina, CHASING EVEL

11:30am-12:30pm       Tall Order Short Story

                                    A workshop with Gianna Savoie & Jeff Reed, Ocean Media Institute

1:00-2:30pm               Building a Sustainable Career

                                    A crowdfunding workshop with Christina Raia, Seed & Spark

3:00-4:00pm              Master Class with Retrospective Artist Daniel Junge

4:00pm                       DocShop Happy Hour (open to DocShop and All Access Passholders)

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21  -  BRANDING: SHORTS WITH A MESSAGE


10:00-11:30am            The Art of the Branded Film

                                                Daniel Junge, Helo

                                                Nick Davis, Epic Montana

                                                Jesse James Miller

12:00-1:30pm             How to Find Content that Works - ESPN Films

                                                Adam Neuhaus and Jenna Anthony, ESPN Films

2:00-3:00pm             Platforms for your Filmmaking Success - Branded Storytelling

                                                Paige Williams – Founder and CEO, The Audience Awards

                                                Jeremy Sauter - Paramount Pictures

3:30-5:00pm            2017 State of Online Video

                                                Matthew Gaydos, Sexplanations, Animal Wonders

                                                Nick Jenkins, Crash Course

                                                Katelyn Salem, Kate Techtonics

                                                Nicole Sweeney, Crash Course

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22  -  SHORT FORM JOURNALISM


10:30am-12:30pm      Making New News with Short Docs - Landscape of Short Form Journalism

                                                  Samantha Stark, New York Times Video

                                                  Karim Ahmad, ITVS

                                                  Anne Bailey, UM School of Journalism

1:00-2:00pm              Remembering the Communities Who Shared Their Stories

                                                 Georgiana Lee, Vision Maker Media

                                                 Aaron Pruitt, Montana PBS

                                                 Erica Deiparine-Sugars, ITVS

2:30-4:00pm             Media at the Speed of Movements: Documentary vs Journalism

                                   A Case Study on Standing Rock

                                                Deia Schlosberg, 'How To Let Go of the World'

                                                Tracy Rector, Longhouse Media

                                                Ben Dupris, Viceland's 'Rise'

4:30-5:30pm             State of the Short Documentary with Tribeca Film Institute

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 23  -  BIG SKY PITCH AND TRIBECA IF/THEN SHORTS PITCH


*UC Theater on the University of Montana Campus - Free and Open to the Public!

9:00am-2:00pm         BIG SKY PITCH

2:30-4:30pm               Tribeca Film Institute  IF/THEN Shorts Pitch

 

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 24   -  WHO'S WATCHING? SHORTS DISTRUBUTION & STREAMING


10:00-11:00am           Case Studies in Documentary Film for a Web Audience

                                                 Nadine Ajaka, The Atlantic

11:30am-12:30pm      Shorts on the Festival Circuit: Finding Revenue

                                                 Bryan Glick, The Film Collaborative

1:00-2:00pm              It Takes a Village: Leveraging Filmmaker Networks to Get Your Film Seen

                                                 Lisa Hasko, Film Independent

                                                 Christina Raia, Seed & Spark

                                                 Lynn-Wood Fields, The Audience Awards

2:30-3:30pm             Distribution in 2017: Utilizing New Technology To Find Your Audience

                                                 Jake Craven, CEO of Gathr

4:00-5:00pm             EyeSteelFilm Master Class: 30 Feature Documentary Films and Counting

                                   Presented by EyeSteelFilm founder and Retrospecitve artist Daniel Cross


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