DC Web Fest's Official 2019 Schedule

DC Web Fest is thrilled to announce our 2019 Festival Schedule. We invite you to join us for an evening of the best new media from around the world - see for yourself on our official selections page!

*Click each event for more information!


Friday Events:

Friday, April 12, 2019:

Feel the Energy Kickoff: Feed your brain & body at GOOGLE DC OFFICE
(25 Massachusetts Ave NW #900, Washington, DC 20001)

Feel the Energy Kickoff: Get ready to feel the energy by Feeding your brain and your body...

FREE CONSULTATIONS, Pro Bono HEADSHOTS, PRO BONO IP LEGAL SESSIONS, GA Classes to get you on your way to your best life, and oodles of awesome games plus VR experiences with DC's TOP VR makers and shakers!!

Food & beverages provided by Google... at their awesome DC space!

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Check-in, Meet & Greet

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Kickoff & Keynote

12:30pm - 3:30pm: Virtual Reality & Games Exhibition

1:00pm - 3:00pm: Meet the Makers of DC Web Fest & Pro Bono Consultations

1:00pm - 3:00pm: General Assembly Dual Courses: UX Design + Digital Marketing

2:30pm - 4:30pm: Creative Control Chat & Pro-Bono IP Legal Consultations

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Fuel Up on a Delicious Lunch, catered by Google

TICKET COST: $40 (Actual Total Value: $1,260)

Friday Evening, April 12, 2019:

INTERNATIONAL NIGHT Watch Party AT MINDSPACE (6PM)
(1301 K St. NW, 20071)

Check-in, Movie, Watch Party, Scavenger Hunt, Meet & Greet, and One Love Massive CCO Contest

6:00pm - 6:30pm: Check-in at Mindspace. Be Prompt!

6:30pm - 8:30 pm: International Web Series Watch Party with Dinner & Drinks

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Networking Party Hour

9:30 pm - 10:15pm : Fireside chat with Top International Creators & Curators

10:15 pm - 11:15pm: Afterparty with Scavenger Hunt (and awesome prize for winner!)

TICKET COST: $35 (Actual Total Value: $1,870)

Saturday Events:

Saturday Day, April 13, 2019

Dive Deep into Creative MInds AT MAKEOFFICES GLOVER PARK
(2201 Wisconsin Ave. Suite #200, 20007)

Dive into creative minds & Kickoff with "State of the Digital Union". Check-in and Meet the Minds featuring Otessa Ghadar, Marcus Dowling, Molly Ruland, Ariel Burgess, & more. How-To's and Chats on how to TCOB. Plus listen & experience Official Selections of Podcasts & Online Expression. Snacks from KIND. Beverages from Wild Kombucha.

12:00pm - 12:45pm: Check-in with snacks

12:45pm - 1:00pm: Kickoff & “State of the Digital Union” Introductory remarks & Meet the Makers

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Fireside Chat w/ Podcast Experts — Learn how to make the most of your podcast.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Podcast Listening Booth

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Amazon Web Services Educate Session (exclusive for educators and students)

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Social Impact & Digital Expression

TICKET COST: $30 (Actual Total Value: $1,280)

Saturday Evening, April 13, 2019

SATURDAY Domestic Watch Party AT MAKEOFFICES GLOVER PARK
(2201 Wisconsin Ave. Suite #200, 20007)

Movie & watch party (American Web Series Screening), with International Guests, mix & mingle, awards ceremony, red carpet, press, & celebrate!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: American Web Series Watch Party

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Awards Ceremony, Red Carpet, Press, & Closing Party

TICKET COST: $45 (Actual Total Value: $2,220)

After the party is the after Party

AT DECADES NIGHTCLUB
(1219 Connecticut Ave NW, 20036)

11:00 pm - Onwards


Check-in, Meet & Greet(12pm - 12:30pm)

Feed your brain, and your body with light fare catered by Google & snacks provided by KIND snacks. #WhyICreate challenge begins! (A 48hr video/podcast contest, with prizes…don’t miss out!)

At 12:30pm, Kickoff and Keynote with Otessa Ghadar (DC Web Fest Founder) & Aerica Banks (Google) plus an explanation of the People Scavenger Hunt which will occur during the Friday evening events

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Games and Virtual Reality Exhibition (12:30pm - 3:30pm)

Try out the Gaming and VR 2019 Official Selections! Plus meet the brilliant makers & experts. Shayna Skolnik (Navteca, NASA), Joey Cathey (Capitol Interactive, Discovery), Mark Lambert (VArtisans), Kristian Bouw (Notion Theory).
Lethal League Blaze , the incredibly creative and innovative 2D “Fighter”.

Lethal League Blaze, the incredibly creative and innovative 2D “Fighter”.

Evolution , a new mobile version of a card/board game favorite!

Evolution, a new mobile version of a card/board game favorite!

Celeste , the perfect platformer for the new age of gaming.

Celeste, the perfect platformer for the new age of gaming.

The Last B24 , from Mark Lambert & VArtisans.

The Last B24, from Mark Lambert & VArtisans.

The amazing  Isle of The Dead  VR experience.

The amazing Isle of The Dead VR experience.


Meet the Makers & Pro Bono COnsultations (1pm - 3pm)

Otessa (Festival Founder & Director) is also a passionate Digital Consultant, as it brings her great joy, allowing her to run the DC Web Fest as a non-profit. She’s offering Pro Bono Creative Consultations, and Photographer/Director Diana is offering FREE headshots — so bring your work and best smile!

General Assembly Dual Course (1pm - 3pm)

General Assembly, one of the leaders in new career education, offers our festival attendees two classes for free!

Course 1: In the Briefing Room taught by Kelly Aratoon
Digital Marketing… it’s how companies target audiences, grow their brands, and drive business success through email, social media, and more. Learn in-demand skills to optimize campaigns across today’s most prominent platforms.” - General Assembly

Course 2: In the Cloak Room taught by Maxim Leyzerovich
UX Design… (or User Experience Design) “When you learn UX design, you can create effective, intuitive experiences that users love. Gain insights into customer behavior and discover the power of prototyping and wireframes.” - General Assembly


Creative Control Pro-Bono Legal Advice (2:30pm - 4:30pm)

Creative Control teaches you how to take control of your intellectual property. A growing necessity in the digital age. Thanks to Kim Tignor, Creative Control is offering free 1-on-1 appointments with D.C.’s best IP lawyers. Learn what you need to know, and how to best protect your work in the digital world, from D.C.’s best! 

Let Kim Tignor ignite your brain and sign up for sessions where you can protect your IP, whether copyrights, trademarks, legal questions, and more…

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Check-in at Mindspace (6pm - 6:30pm)

Be Prompt for Check-in at Mindspace! You’re attending a Movie & Watch Party! Dive Deep into Bright Minds from across the globe. Don’t miss the explanation for the People Scavenger Hunt with prizes, Meet & Greets, plus a surprise contest sponsored by One Love Massive.


International Web Series Screenings (6:30pm - 8:30pm)

MOVIE NIGHT & WATCH PARTY — Screening all International Web Series and Shorts Official Selections. Food graciously provided by Broccoli Bar (Pizza), and alcoholic beverages thanks to the Australian Embassy (cash bar).


Fireside Chat with Creators. MEET THE MOVERS, & SHAKERS (8:30pm - 10:15pm)

Following the Web Series Screenings, We will have a networking hour until 9:30pm.

Following the networking hour we’ll hear from special guest creators, Csongor Dobrotka (Die Seriale), Rose of Dolls and Oliver Mend (Bilbao Web Fest), Victor Nguyen-Long (Creative Strategist & Cultural Lobbyist), Darryl Perkins (Founder of Broccoli City & Broccoli bar, Creator of Chipn App).

Csongor Dobrotka,
Festival Director Die Seriale,
Founder of Dobago Film

 
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Rose of Dolls
Festival Director Bilbao SeriesLand, & Filmmaker

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Oliver Mend
Festival Director Bilbao SeriesLand & Filmmaker

Victor Nguyen Long
Creative Strategist & Cultural Lobbyist

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Darryl Perkins
Co-founder, Broccoli City & Founder of ChipN app


Afterparty at MINDSPACE (10:15pm - 11:15pm)

Mix & Mingle! Party IRL with amazing humans. Plus raffles, and the tee-off of the People Scavenger Hunt for amazing prizes.


Check-in & Day 2 Kickoff at Makeoffices Glover park (12pm - 1pm)

Don’t miss check-in, and fuel up with snacks from KIND, and hydrate healthy with Wild Kombucha.

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From 12:45pm - 1:00pm: Kickoff & “State of the Digital Union” Featuring introductory remarks from Otessa Ghadar (DC Web Fest Founder), and Meet the Experts & Makers, such as, Marcus Dowling (Creator, Curator, Innovator, Iconoclast), Molly Ruland (Founder of DC’s Heartcast Media & One Love Massive) & Ariel Burgess (Professional Illustrator)


Fireside Chat with Podcast Experts (1pm - 2pm)

Learn how to make the most of your podcast. Official Selections will present a 5 minute cut of their work, and will discuss their experiences. Marcus Dowling & Bri Castellini (Industry Experts) host a chat on building effective podcasts featuring DC Web Fest official selections and success stories.


Podcast Listening Booth (1pm - 4pm)

All 2019 Podcast Official Selections will be available for listening in the podcast listening booth. Explore more after hearing samples of Official Selection works during the Podcast Fireside Chat.

The DC Music History Podcast, explores the rich and exciting history of music in our nations capitol.

The DC Music History Podcast, explores the rich and exciting history of music in our nations capitol.

Flyest Fables is a fiction podcast that tells the story of Antoine and his adventures in another world.

Flyest Fables is a fiction podcast that tells the story of Antoine and his adventures in another world.

Latasha James has been a social media manager and digital content creator for the better part of a decade, and gives advice to freelancers based on her years of experience in the field.

Latasha James has been a social media manager and digital content creator for the better part of a decade, and gives advice to freelancers based on her years of experience in the field.

Gayish is a gay & LGBT+ podcast that bridges the gap between sexuality and actuality. Mike and Kyle talk about gay stereotypes they fit into, ones they don’t, and everything in between.

Gayish is a gay & LGBT+ podcast that bridges the gap between sexuality and actuality. Mike and Kyle talk about gay stereotypes they fit into, ones they don’t, and everything in between.

Michelle and Tori read a paranormal romance novel and discuss the themes therein including gender, race, class, consent and the.... creative way authors decide to describe sex.

Michelle and Tori read a paranormal romance novel and discuss the themes therein including gender, race, class, consent and the.... creative way authors decide to describe sex.

The Dealing With My Grief blog/podcast was created to discuss how Darwyn has been coping with grief and bereavement since his fathers death.

The Dealing With My Grief blog/podcast was created to discuss how Darwyn has been coping with grief and bereavement since his fathers death.


Amazon Web Services Session (2pm - 3pm)

Amazon Cloud Community Architect, Tiffany Harris will be conducting a seminar for students & educators teaching the ins and outs of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the wide array of services they provide. Participants will be given $100 credit for AWS. Amazon Web Services is also offering a raffle to win the new Amazon Dot.

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Social Impact & Digital expression (3pm - 4pm)

Blogs/Online Writing/Digital Art Official Selection creators and special guests chat about their work, and how we can be a positive force for change through our work. Featuring Claudia Myers (Award Winning Filmmaker), Ariel Burgess (Digital Artist, Geeky Award Winner), Dayna Hood (Color Story Magazine), Jade Stevenson (Writer, Blogger, Online Personality), Diana Eaton (Moderator)


Saturday Night Watch Party (6pm - 8pm)

Screening all Domestic Official Selections Web Series and Shorts featuring a surprise teaser

Followed by a fireside chat with creators, featuring Bryan Thompson (Miami Web Fest), Elena Moscatt (Baltimore Web Fest & Click On This Show), Csongor Dobrotka (Die Seriale), Rose of Dolls & Oliver Mend (Bilbao’s BiSeriesLand), DC Web Fest team, & more!


Awards Ceremony & Closing Party. (8pm - 11pm)

Following the screenings, the prizes and winners will be announced. Afterwards, dinner & drinks will be provided thanks to Sweetgreen’s new Pop-Up experience, and Australian wine, beer & champagne, provided by the Embassy of Australia DC (cash bar).

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