US investigative film festival Double Exposure returns with in-person screenings for eighth edition

The eighth edition pf Washington DC’s Double Exposure investigative documentary film festival is set to kick off on 13 October and run through 16 October. The festival has announced the 11 investigative feature films that will screen throughout the event, kicking off with Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s The Grab. Additionally, Matt Heineman’s Retrograde takes the Closing Night spot, and Darren Foster’s American Pain will be the Centerpiece screening.

Double Exposure is the first and only U.S. film festival solely dedicated exclusively to investigative storytelling. It is a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters and combines public film screenings followed by in-depth filmmaker Q&As. These are then paired with a professional conference for filmmakers and journalists whose work is driven by the investigative instinct.

The 2022 Double Exposure selections illuminate urgent stories from across the globe and also draw on a range of cinematic styles, from reportage to cinema verité to footage from citizen journalists meshed with fictionalized clips by filmmakers. Besides the aforementioned screenings, further screening highlights include Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s Body Parts, Matt Sarnecki’s The Killing of a Journalist, Anna Shishova’s The New Greatness Case; Mantas Kvedaravičius’ Mariupolis 2, and more.

Along with the films, Double Exposure’s symposium holds conversations and deep dives on the themes from the festival’s programming, as well as evergreen topics of documentary filmmaking, storytelling, and pitching led by the attending filmmakers, journalists, industry veterans, and more. This year, such themes filmmaking that poses «David vs. Goliath» subjects, the challenges of attempting to capture the death of Democracy, and what happens to whistleblowers as they become participants in documentary films. In addition, real talk regarding obtaining material via public records searches, world building, safety tips, and the never-ending hurdles and challenges of securing funding for making films today will all be on the docket for this year’s attendees.

For more information on Double Exposure and the full festival programmeHERE

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