October 19th – 22nd, 2017 | Washington, DC

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Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters, celebrates the finest new films inspired by the investigative instinct. It combines film screenings for the public with a professional symposium for journalists and visual storytellers.

The symposium connects text-based journalists with visual storytellers in a collegial, informal atmosphere. No other event in the nation’s capital is devoted exclusively to creating a space where journalists and filmmakers can interact and engage in an exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices.  Hear from peers venturing into exciting new forms of storytelling and connect with practitioners and funders who can advance projects through pre-arranged “meet-ups.”

2017 Symposium

DX in DC

As DX2017 approaches, public awareness of investigative reporting’s importance for  a vibrant democracy has never been more urgent–particularly in Washington, epicenter of the assault on verifiable truth. As grave as may be the efforts to stifle watchdog journalism, however, there is also light: a rebirth of relentless investigative reporting alongside exciting new forms of storytelling that mix journalism with film, serial podcasts in audio and video, hybrid storytelling, virtual reality–even poetry.

Symposium sessions in 2017 will include one-on-one conversations with leading investigative journalists and filmmakers, like Chuck Lewis and Jane Mayer, panels exploring New Frontiers in Storytelling, philosophical, creative and legal issues at the crossroads of film and journalism, such as Interrogating Media, on films that question pivotal media coverage, and hands-on workshops with skills you can use today, like taking investigations From Print to Screen, and Fact Checking for Filmmakers. New this year, Double Exposure will also host a pro bono legal clinic with leading First Amendment and entertainment attorneys for participants who pre-register.

Explore the intersection between visual storytelling and investigative reporting.

Film Pass allows entry to all regular film screenings at the National Portrait Gallery (excluding Opening Night).

Film Selection to be announced in September

All Access Pass includes entry to the two-day symposium, including meals, regular film screenings and festival events.

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Individual film tickets also available online and on-site.