Future of Film
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Friday, Nov 30 & Saturday, Dec 1, 2018

Bowie State University
     Fine and Performing Arts Center (Building #23) Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, MD 20715

It started as a shared dream of the filmmaking community living and working in prestigious Gateway Arts District of Prince George’s County, Maryland.

In a span of 5 years, the Creative Edge Collaborative leadership grew the dynamic regional community gathering entitled The Future of Film & Media like a horticulturalist in a greenhouse.

With each year the conference has evolved beyond local borders to welcome the artists and film makers of  DC Metropolitan Area. And, so has the definitive branding to make it a distinctive cultural event for the region.

Last year’s conference theme was  “We Are The New Makers: Turning The Lens On The Creative Economy”

The conference highlighted the creative economy of Prince George’s County while fostering a spirit of collaboration within the entire Washington Metropolitan region (DMV).  It was our largest to date and over the course of 3 days in October, FOF brought together over 100 of the DMV region's most influential creative professionals (panelists & guests) - actors & writers, production studios & policy-makers, curators & educators.

From the robust panel discussions, exchange of ideas about the future of film, and new sparks of creative collaborations formed during key networking sessions, the Creative Edge Collaborative and Team FOF is proud to celebrate this 5th year milestone and we cannot wait to announce our 2018 lineup for the Fall.

PARKING INFO from BSU campus police:

Parking will be relaxed for your event on 11/30/18 & 12/1/18. Keep in mind, individuals will not receive a ticket for not having a parking permit, but must park legally (cannot park in reserve spaces, no parking zones, handicap tag/placard needed to park in handicap spaces, etc.). Guests need to use lots L, N & O.




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Browse F.O.F 2018 Conference Panelist. Stay tuned as we are adding panelist weekly. We are working hard to bring you the best F.O.F Conference to date 

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F.O.F is dedicated to cultivating a distinctive film and digital media industry. Learn more about this year's themes and programs


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FOF is an experience of what happens when we set a high value on advancing our creative work. Purchase your tickets now!


2018 Future of Film Conference presented by:

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Word from the Creative Edge Board: Mimi Machado-Luces

One of the many strengths of Creative Edge Collaborative is our Incredible Board of Trustees. The women and men who serve on our Board set the course for cultivating a distinctive film and digital media industry in PG County, Maryland

That's why I’m pleased to introduce our Meet Our Board video series, with the hope you’ll get to learn more about our Board and the Future of Film Conference

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Our F.O.F Brand Ambassadors represent a diverse and successful group of individuals within the media and arts communities. Learn more about our ambassadors