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!

Note: Programming is not final and times and activities are subject to change.


Event Schedule:

Friday Events:

Check-in, Meet & Greet (12pm)

Friday, April 12, 2019:

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

12:00pm: Check-in, Meet & Greet, feed your brain and your body with light fare catered by Google & snacks provided by KIND snacks. #WhyICreate challenge (a 48hr video/podcast contest, w/ prizes…don’t miss out!)

12:30 - 1:00: Kickoff & Keynote with Otessa Ghadar (DC Web Fest Founder) & Aerica Banks (Google), People Scavenger Hunt (game explanation!)

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Virtual Reality XP & Games Exhibition — meet the brilliant makers & experts. Shayna Skolnik (Navteca, NASA), Joey Cathey (Capitol Interactive, Discovery), Mark Lambert (VArtisans), Kristian Bouw (Notion Theory).

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Meet the Makers & Pro Bono Consultations 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!

1:00pm - 3:00pm: General Assembly Dual Courses: UX Design (with Maxim Leyzerovich) + Digital Marketing (with Kelly Aratoon)

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Creative Control chat & Pro-Bono IP Legal Consultations with area’s top firms. Let Kim Tignor ignite your brain and sign up for sessions where you can protect your IP, whether copyrights, trademarks, legal questions, and more…

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

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

Feel the Energy Kickoff: Get ready to feel the energy by Feeding your brain and your body... FREE CONSULTS, 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 XP's w/ DC's TOP VR makers and shakers!! Food & bev provided by Google... at their awesome DC space! At 12:30,introductory remarks from Otessa Ghadar, Lunch, and Keynote Speaker, Aerica Banks of Google.

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

Try out the Gaming and VR 2019 Official Selections! Plus demonstrations from our VR experts, Shayna Skolnik (Navteca), Joey Cathey (Capitol Interactive), and Mark Lambert (VArtisans).
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! Laptops are required to take part!

Course 1: In the Briefing Room
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
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! 
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Check-in at Mindspace, Dive Deep into Bright Minds from across the globe, plus scavenger hunt with prizes, meet and greets plus a suprise 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, and alcoholic beverages thanks to the Austrailian 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. Special Guest creators, Csongor Dobrotka, Rose of Dolls, Oliver Mend, Victor Nguyen-Long, Darryl Perkins will speak about being a creative cultivators & entrepreneurs .

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 @ MINDSPACE (10:15pm - 11:15pm)

MIX & MINGLE. Party IRL with amazing humans, plus raffles, and a scavenger hunt for a prize.

DIVE INTO CREATIVE MINDS & Kickoff with "State of the Digital Union". Check-in and MEET THE MINDS ft. 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.

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

Learn how to make the most of your podcast. Marcus Dowling & Bri Castellini (Industry Experts) host a chat on building effective podcasts.

Podcast Listening Booth (1pm - 4pm)

All 2019 Podcast Official Selections will be available for listening in booths. From 1pm - 2pm a Fireside Chat offering education on building effective podcasts will be hosted by Charlie Birney of Podcast Village, and Marcus Dowling.
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 assocites will be conducting a seminar for students teaching the ins and outs of Amazon Web Services (AWS). 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 Featuring Blogs/Online Writing/Digital Art + Social Impact Fireside Chat. (3pm - 4pm)

Official Selection creators and special guests chat about their work, and how we can be a positive force for change through our work.

Saturday Evening, April 13, 2019

SATURDAY EVENTS 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 ft. surprise teaser + fireside chat ft. Brian 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…!

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Awards Ceremony, Red Carpet, Press, & Closing Party + Dinner thanks to Sweetgreen’s new Pop-Up experience, and Australian wine, beer & champagne, provided by the Embassy of Australia DC (cash bar)


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

After the party is the after Party

AT DECADES NIGHTCLUB

11:00 pm - Onwards

SATURDAY NIGHT WATCH PARTY & AWARDS CEREMONY at MAKEOFFICES GloverPark: Screening all Domestic Official Selections Web Series and Shorts.

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

Following the screenings, the prizes and winners will be announced. Afterwards, food and drink will be available during the afterparty.