Documentary Film Panel Discussion

June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – June 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Cribs for Kids Headquarters
5450 Second Avenue
PA 15207
$15- Members ~ $20 - Non-members

What are the elements of a documentary film ?  Where do I start ?  What style do I use ?

These and many other questions will be answered by our distinguished panel of women documentary filmmakers.

Award-winning documentary filmmakers will be participating in a panel discussion to share their processes, ideas, subject matter and how to find ways to finance your film.

Laura Boyd, award-winning filmmaker will be one of our panelists – She was hired by National Geographic and produced content for the National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Mission Programs, National Geographic Explorer, Wild Chronicles for PBS and the award-winning children’s television series Wild Detectives.  Her documentary recently won for Best Documentary in the Women In Film Short Film Showcase.

Julie Sokolow – is an American film director, musician, and writer. Her body of work includes documentary films, personal essays, and musical compositions. She directed the films Woman on Fire (2016), Aspie Seeks Love (2015), and the Healthy Artists series (2012-4). She first came to public attention with her music album Something About Violins (2006)

Njaimeh Njie is a Pittsburgh based photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia producer. Her practice centers everyday people, narratives, and landscapes, with a particular focus on how black people perceive themselves and their experiences in the cities they call home. Njie was named the 2018 Emerging Artist of the Year by the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and her work has been featured in publications such as Belt Magazine, the Huffington Post, and the Carnegie Museum of Art’s Storyboard blog. A Pittsburgh native, Njaimeh earned a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ilana Diamant
is a recent graduate of Ithaca College and a Teaching Artist at Steeltown. She produced a short documentary in college, sparking her interest in the field that she hopes to see through to more productions. She recently began producing a documentary about musicians who are political refugees in Washington, DC. In her free time, she gets in trouble with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for taking out too many books she intends to use for script research.