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MoonDocs 2018

June 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


An open networking and learning event for aspiring and experienced filmmakers, artists, educators, students, cultural workers, and others interested in filmmaking, production, socially conscious arts, diversity, and learning about how to get one’s work to audiences. Last year our keynote filmmaker was producer Hébert Peck who introduced his Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro” and did a Q&A session after the film’s screening.

The Center for Documentary Production & Study and Media Arts Department at RMU are organizing and sponsoring, with additional sponsorship from the Tull Family Theater, the event in our community outreach effort to support local filmmakers and other artists to have access to additional resources and networking. Outreach partners for the event are locally the 31st Street Studios and nationally the Broadcast Education Association.

MoonDocs 2018: The 2nd Annual Documentary Filmmakers’ Open House

Sunday-Monday, June 24-25, 2018

Robert Morris University (http://rmu.edu/ ), Wheatley Center

6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, PA 15108

(20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, close to Pittsburgh International Airport)

Registration fee: $60

Keynote filmmaker: Tom Bergmann, cinematographer of Academy Award-nominated films


To register (limited seating) or to purchase a ticket at the event screenings only, and for more information, please visit:


The registration fee of $60 includes:

  • Cinematography Masterclass with cinematographer Tom Bergmann (Sunday, June 24);
  • Special presentation of Academy Award–nominated documentary film “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” with the film’s cinematographer Tom Bergmann (Sunday, June 24);
  • Interactive workshops and panels (Sunday-Monday, June 24-25), topics including

o   copyright and clearances;

o   grants and fundraising;

o   Four by Four Film Challenge (show 4 minutes of your work and pitch it for 4 minutes)

o   self-promotion, including how to use social media effectively to promote your work;

o   editing workshop;

o   transforming the documentary process; and

o   role of the documentary film in the age of fake news

  • Bonus events:

o   Screening of juried work by local filmmakers (Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 am) at The Tull Family Theater (418 Walnut St, Sewickley, PA 15143); and

o   Access to editing stations on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (9:00 am-5:00 pm) at RMU, Wheatley Center



June 24, 2018 @ 8:00 am
June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Robert Morris University Wheatley Center
6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township PA 15108 + Google Map