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

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In recent years, the creative landscape of films inspired by investigative reporting has flowered in unexpected and exciting ways, from Spotlight, which took audiences inside the Boston Globe investigative team, to Blackfish, which exposed mistreatment of orca whales at SeaWorld, to Citizenfour, which gave us a front-row seat on Edward Snowden’s massive release of files on government surveillance.

Yet this flourishing of creativity comes just as the rights of journalists and visual storytellers face unprecedented challenges on nearly every level: politically, socially, legally and financially.

Double Exposure, a project of the nonprofit news organization 100Reporters, showcases the best new films inspired by the investigative instinct, in a bid to raise public recognition of this vital form of reporting that doesn’t just ask tough questions, but delivers answers. It pairs film screenings with a concurrent symposium for journalists and filmmakers to connect with each other, and with the producers, editors, funders, and experts who can advance their work.

No other event in the nation’s capital is devoted exclusively to creating a space where journalists, visual storytellers and industry leaders can interact and engage in an exchange of ideas, resources, and best practices.

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, and panels that explore New Frontiers in Storytellingthe philosophical, creative and legal issues at the crossroads of film and journalism, films that interrogate pivotal media coverage, and hands-on workshops providing skills you can use today, like taking investigations From Print to Screen, and Fact Checking for Filmmakers.

New this year, Double Exposure will connect registered attendees to the heads of the most respected and innovative organizations in film and journalism, and provide unparalleled one-on-one face time with industry leaders who can concretely advance your investigative projects. 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 (excluding Opening Night).

All Access Pass allows entry to all regular film screenings, the three day symposium (including meals), and festival parties and events.

Individual film tickets also available online and on-site.

A limited number of scholarships are available to defray the cost of attendance. Apply here.