Monday, October 16th, 2023 @ 7:00:pm
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM | The Student & Emerging Filmmaker Finalist Film Viewings, which gives filmmakers the opportunity to use cinematic storytelling to answer important themes like “what’s your civil right?” and “speaking truth to power.” The annual short film competition receives over 150 submissions from across the world.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM | Who’s Next? Voices Now and Soon, an afternoon of contemporary theater featuring past teen winners and participants of the Next Narrative National Monologue Competition, performing monologues from commissioned plays by emerging African American playwrights. Following performances, Director Nikki Toombs will lead a hands-on student workshop on selecting, developing and practicing monologues to achieve next level performance skills in The Next Narrative Monologue Workshop.
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM | The Virtual Reality Equity Lab & Fellowship is a landmark partnership between Meta and the March on Washington Film Festival, providing immersive technology tutelage and grant support to storytellers historically underrepresented in cutting-edge technologies. The Fellows of the VR Equity Lab are creatives who are already working in VR, with projects that are works in progress. The Fellows will pitch their projects before a panel of judges and the general public. Winners will receive funding to help complete their projects. The projects’ lead creators will present their projects to a jury of immersive industry at the Festival, and the jury-selected winner will receive an additional cash prize towards the completion of their project.
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