Thursday, May 30, 2013

ONA NYC: The Future of Documentary Storytelling

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA NYC

ONA-NYC and the duPont-Columbia Awards explore the opportunities and challenges of independent documentary film making today on the web and in theaters. We bring you an eclectic group of curators, directors and producers influencing the way we tell non-fiction stories.

Topics will include uses for and limits of innovative digital technology, cross platform storytelling, immersive transmedia projects, and new funding models. Our speakers will inspire and also provide practical advise about producing documentaries for the web and/or the theater.

Moderator: June Cross, Filmmaker; Associate Professor, Columbia University @junecross

Panelists include:

Adnaan Wasey , Director, POV Digital; Owner, Science Bistro @adnaanwasey
Barak Goodman, Executive Producer, Producer/Director, Writer, ARK Media @GoodmanBarak
Ingrid Kopp, Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute; Curator, Storyscapes @fromthehip
Shola Lynch, Director, Writer, Producer, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners @FreeAngelaFilm

Plus, we will have special guest Alexander Reben, artist and robotist. He is the mastermind behind the BlabDroid, an adorable filmmaking robot. He collaborated with Brent Hoff to make “Robots in Residence,” the first documentary directed entirely by robots and featured at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes installation. Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the project and be interviewed by a BlabDroid.

This meetup will be taking place in the Lecture Hall on the 3rd floor of the Pulitzer building (formerly known the Journalism building which is at 2950 Broadway, NYC 10027).

The event is free but you still need to RSVP here on meetup in order to attend the event. It is required that you bring a Photo ID with you that matches your registration name for security purposes. Please provide your full name and the full names of your guests.

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More about our co-host: The duPont-Columbia Awards honors outstanding broadcast and digital news. Enter by July 1, 2013 for the 2014 Awards. For more Follow @duPontAwards.

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Come explore the opportunities and challenges of independent documentary film making today on the web and in theaters.


Thursday, May 30, 2013