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Filmmakers Forum

  • grace st theater 934 West Grace Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

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.

 Fourth Line Films

Fourth Line Films

 In Persuit of Silence 

In Persuit of Silence 

Earlier Event: February 12
Short Film Showcase
Later Event: February 15
The New Fire