DC Web Fest's Official 2018 Schedule

DC Web Fest is thrilled to announce our 2018 Festival Schedule. We invite you to join us for an evening of the best new media from around the world - see so for yourself on our official selections page!

Note: The times and activities are subject to change.


Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Afternoon Events: Hosted at AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment, and Policy (601 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C., 20001)

12:00 - 12:45 Check-In & Meet and Greet

   - Lunch provided in AT&T Forum Cafe

   - 12 - 5 VR/AR Demos (throughout the Forum)

   - 12 - 5 Digital Trailer Park: Trailer & Digital Shorts Continuous Screening (MP)

12:45 - 1 Greetings from festival director Otessa Ghadar

1:00 - 1:10 Greetings from the Mayor's office, delivered by deputy mayor Courtney Snowden

1:10 - 1:25 Keynote Address w/ Google's Malika Saada Saar

1:30 - 3:00 General Assembly Dual Course: Digital Marketing (forum 1) / Intro to Python (forum 2)     **LAPTOPS REQUIRED FOR BOTH

Whether you are want to build your digital brand or want to learn one of the most important computer languages, renowned tech-edu firm General Assembly, with teachers Joseph Nelson and Krysten Copeland, are here to show you the way! Choose the skill that you would like to develop. 

3:00 - 4:00 Podcast Speed Dating (forum 1), moderated by Jen Crawford & Hilda Labrada Gore | Listen to 4-minute clips of our podcast selections LIVE, followed by a fast-paced Q&A with their creators! 

3:00 - 4:00 Trailers & Digital Shorts Talk-Back (forum 2), moderated by Joe Carabeo

4:00 - 5:00 VR/AR Presents: Shayna Skolnik on the launch of her new nonprofit, the creators behind The Crew , and how both use VR/AR for change(forum 1)

4:00 - 5:00 Writer's Write-In (forum 2) Script & Blog selection chat, moderated by Lauren Brown & Carolyn Belefski

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Friday Evening Event: Hosted at The Australian Embassy (1601 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036) featuring the best fine dining and wine of Australia!

**State Issued ID REQUIRED  (ex. passport/driver's license) 

6:00 - 7:30 International Screening Block (web series screening, with following Q & A moderated by Joël Bassaget, featuring Csongor Debrotka (Director/Founder of Germany's Die Seriale Web Fest), and Professor Rich (Representative of France's Marseille Web Fest)

7:30 - 9:00 Standing Reception, with a Q & A moderated by Joël Bassaget, featuring Csongor Debrotka (Director/Founder of Germany's Die Seriale Web Fest), and Professor Rich (Representative of France's Marseille Web Fest)

 

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Saturday Afternoon Events:  AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy (601 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C., 20001)

12:00 - 1:00 Check-in & Networking Hour

- Lunch provided at the AT&T Forum Cafe

1:00 - 2:00 Creative Control: "Panel on IP Law" (forums 1 & 2) | Creative Control is a community that connects creatives and entrepreneurs to intellectual property lawyers and resources for free to help you exercise your rights and protections.

2:00 - 3:00 Creative Control Drop-In Hours (MP) | Sign up for 1-on-1 counseling session with DC's best IP lawyers. This service is free for festival attendees. 

3:00 - 5:00 US Web Series Screening (forums 1 & 2) with following Q&A with Csongor Dobrotka (Die Seriale Digital Series Fest) and Professor Rich (Representative from France's Marseille Web Fest)

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Saturday Awards Ceremony: at the MakeOffices space in Glover Park (2201 Wisconsin Ave Suite #200, Washington, DC 20007). Featuring beer on tap provided by MakeOffices, dinner by sweetgreen,  and cocktails by BYOCocktail.

6:00 - 7:00 Fireside Chat with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, moderated by Google's Chanelle Hardy

7 :15 - 7:45 Red Carpet & Chill

8:00 - 9:00 Award Ceremony

9:00 - 10:00 Closing Party