This three-day festival will focus on the exciting intersection between filmmaking and investigative journalism, and create a new, creative experience for presenting investigative journalism to the public. At the same time, audiences will explore various connections with filmmakers, journalists, policymakers and the real people behind the most riveting stories committed to film.
The Investigative Film Festival will screen timely, compelling dramatic and documentary films drawn from the notebooks and experiences of investigative journalists. The screenings will be combined with panel discussions, Q&As and interviews with the reporters, filmmakers, screenwriters, whistleblowers and others. Evening presentations will include parties and receptions for social and professional networking opportunities.
The Investigative Film Festival is new to the city and the country. A variety of community screenings and related programming in the coming months will introduce residents of Washington, DC to the festival. This spring, 100Reporters will join Meridian Hill Pictures and Docs in Progress, two community organizations, to train fifty students from public high schools in using their mobile devices to create mini-documentaries. The summer will feature SpotDoc, a contest for the best short documentary by a high school student.
Winners to be announced at the festival.
Stay tuned for more info on films, speakers and the full program.