Seminars for All

DC Shorts is proud to bring complimentary classes for filmmakers of all skill levels. Space is limited, and seating priority will be given to filmmakers in competition. Reservations will be required.

Landmark’s E Street Cinema
555 11th Street NW

SOFTWARE TOOLS – 10:00AM
The right tools get the job done with less stress. Learn how budgeting, production and script software ease production and save money.

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PAYROLL ISSUES – 11:30AM
Paying actors and crew is more complicated than cutting checks. Selecting the perfect payroll firm is fraught with challenges — learn how to avoid the pitfalls.

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SOUND DESIGN – 1:00PM
Award-winning sound designer Kelley Baker talks through simple tactics to make your sound design spectacular — even on a microbudget.

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PRIVATE SESSIONS: Steve Bizenov, VP of Sales and Software Development, Media Services – 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Discuss your own payroll issues or software needs for your productions. 15 minute sessions. RSVP required.

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LOW BUDGET FILMMAKING – 2:00PM
Kelley Baker has made award-winning features for less than $6K. Learn how from the low-budget (but not miserly) master.

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INSIDE THE FESTIVAL – 3:00PM
A unique open Q&A with DC Shorts Film Festival Director, Jon Gann and other prominent festival organizers. Ask away — we’ll tell you the truth.

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