GETTING REAL - Documentary Film Conference 2014

WHEN Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2014
WHERE Pickford Center 1313 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Thanks to all who made GETTING REAL a success!

There are so many people to thank, from supporters to attendees and participants. Thank you to all who helped make the conference a smashing success!

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A filmmaker-to-filmmaker event

Unlike any other event on the documentary calendar, GETTING REAL is a unique gathering of filmmakers and industry professionals that will ignite what is desperately needed in the documentary community: a frank public conversation about the state of our industry that will lead to action and change.

Produced by the International Documentary Association and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, GETTING REAL is an unprecedented 3-day national conference for documentary filmmakers that will take place in Los Angeles from September 30 - October 2, 2014.

Focused on three major topic areas, GETTING REAL will ask the tough questions:

  • » CAREER. How can we create a sustainable environment for documentary filmmakers?
  • » ART. What forces are shaping the documentary form today... and into the future?
  • » IMPACT. Can my film change the world? Does it have to?

Keynote Speakers

Tired of the same old panel discussions?

GETTING REAL will feature a curated selection of compelling topics including filmmaker pay, transparency, equity funding, ethics, and public media utilizing formats designed to be interactive, dynamic, and productive:

  • » ROUNDTABLES – On stage, highly-moderated discussions with diverse groups of filmmakers tackling topics of major interest
  • » BREAKOUT SESSIONS – Individuals inspired by a topic meet to explore issues in greater depth
  • » WORKING GROUPS – Small, focused groups motivated to move toward concrete outcomes
  • » FILMMAKER-TO-FILMMAKER TALKS – Behind-the-scenes stories about what really happens during production and distribution
  • » SALONS – Hosted, informal gatherings of filmmakers discussing their passion for the art of making docs
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