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Nov 11

Wheaton Film Festival (9th Annual)

November 11, 2023 @ 1:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Wheaton Film Festival (9th Annual)
With film screenings, educational talks, networking and more the 9th Wheaton Film Festival is a great event for film fans & filmmakers.

With film screenings, panel discussions, and networking, the 9th Annual Wheaton Film Festival is a great showcase to see films, learn about the industry, make new contacts, etc. Everyone is invited to come to Wheaton, MD on Friday, November 11, 2023 at 1:30pm.


Tentative Schedule:

1:30pm-2:00pm Doors Open, informal networking, welcome


2:00pm-2:50pm Future of Filmmaking (Panel 1 of 3)

3:00pm-3:50pm Filmmaking Process (Panel 2 of 3)

4:00pm-4:50pm Entertainment Law 101 w/ WALA (Panel 3 of 3) 



8:30pm-9:15pm AWARDS PRESENTATION and Closing Comments

9:15pm-11:59pm AFTER PARTY at a favorite local bar/restaurant to be announced


Panel Discussions May Include:

Future of Filmmaking – a discussion on AI, virtual reality, and other technological advances that affect filmmaking, how to adapt, and what we may expect for the future of filmmaking.

Filmmaking Process (including Sound Recording) – a discussion of the process of filmmaking including pre-production, image capture, and editing. With special coverage on how to best record audio.

Entertainment Law 101 – an overview of key legal concepts for creative professionals including option agreements, copyright, trademark, work for hire agreements, and more.


Awards & Prizes

“Levin Grand Prize” – Jury Award for Best Overall Film

“Wheaton Award” – Jury Award for Best Community Story

“Kamen Grand Prize” – Jury Award for Best Student Film


For more information about the Wheaton Film Festival visit http://www.wheatonfilmfestival.com/ or contact us at arunelabs@gmail.com. To submit a film or view submission information vist https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Wheaton

To keep up with festival news and details follow us on social media.

Meetup – meetup.com/DC-FilmmakersFacebook – facebook.com/WheatonFilmFest -and- facebook.com/groups/dcfilmmakersInstagram – instagram.com/wheatonfilmfestTwitter – twitter.com/WheatonFilmFest -and- twitter.com/brianfilms



This event is supported in part by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Adobe Software, Chuck Levin’s Music Center, Arune LLC, DC Filmmakers, FilmConvert, Quick Film Budget, Red Giant, Sound Department, Pro Cuts Editing Services, Write Brothers, iPitch, Streamline Management, Promethean Fundraising, and Clairvoyance LLC. This event is produced by Arune LLC. Our promotional partners include DC Filmmakers, Docs In Progress, TIVA, WIFV, Creative Edge Collaborative, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, Action Youth Media, Wheaton Arts Parade, Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce, Maryland Film Office, Yelp, and DC Media Makers.


November 11, 2023
1:30 PM - 9:15 PM
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Ballroom of Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad (2nd Floor)
2400 Arcola Avenue, Second Floor Ballroom, use side dedicated entrance
Silver Spring, MD 20902 United States


Brian Frankel