Join us for an evening of short environmental films followed by a Filmmakers Forum
6:30 - 8:20 Short Film Showcase
8:20 - 8:30 Intermission
8:30 - 9:30 Filmmakers Forum
Titled: Creating Compelling Characters in Documentary Film
Character development is key in any story that has a chance of resonating—and while this is perhaps clearest in fiction films, increasingly documentary filmmakers have come to recognize and creatively explore the possibilities of establishing three-dimensional characters. Character development demands a careful dance of between and among storytelling goals, ethics, and practical concerns.
Join Brandon Vedder, producer of In Pursuit of Silence (RVA EFF 2018), and Richmond-based filmmakers Nathan Clarke and Tyler Trumbo of Fourth Line Films as they trace the discovery and development of characters in their documentary works.