The Future of Film & Media Conference Press Release



September 26th, 2017


Creative Edge Communications


The Future of Film & Media Conference Returns

October 6th – 8th 2017

Prince George’s County fourth annual film and media festival returns with amazing line-up of regional creative economy leaders


Mount Rainier, MD- The Creative Edge Collaborative (CEC) announces the fourth annual The Future of Film & Media Conference returning to the Hornbake Library on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park. This year’s conference theme: “We Are The New Makers: Turning The Lens On The Creative Economy” highlights the creative economy of Prince George’s County while fostering a spirit of collaboration within the entire Washington Metropolitan region (DMV).

Over the course of 3 days in October, FOF brings together 100 of the DMV region's most influential creative professionals (panelists & guests) - actors & writers; production studios & policy-makers, curators & educators. We join in panel discussions, exchange ideas about the future of film, and hopefully spark brand new creative collaborations.


Friday, October 6th, 2017

5:00 pm Labor Union Exhibit at the Hornbake Library

7:00 pm Future of Film Opening Night Reception


Saturday, October 7th, 2017

9:00 am – 8:00 pm Super Saturday Panel Discussions & Breakout Sessions


Sunday, October 8th, 2017

11:00 am – 7:00 pm Cinema Sunday Panels/Screening of Beatles Documentary “8 Days A Week”


This year also brings a host of amazing speakers have been added to the roust panels. This year’s keynote speaker is Robert Bole, General Manager of CityLab; Executive Director of PG County Arts & Humanities Council/ PG Film Office, Rhonda Dallas; Creator of #OscarsSoWhite and #NoConfederate, April Reign; Executive Director/Co-Founder of Meridian Hill Pictures, Lance Kramer; Executive Director of Gateway CDC, Pat Thornton; Sci-Fi Film Director, Al Hallak; Actor, Steve Ray; Co-Founder of The Lookout, Ian Fay; Media Personality, Michel Wright; Visual Jazz Artist, Teo Melchishua Williams; Co-Founder of WorldNet Media Studios, Robert Wolgamotti; Publisher of PG Suite Magazine, Raoul Dennis and many more.

A screening of award winning documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years will also be apart of the robust three-day conference. Film co-producer and archivist, Matthew White will be in attendance for the screening.

Registration for The Future of Film Conference 2017 is available here and media are welcome to the three-day event. Any interviews with The Future of Film Director, Pierre Walcott, members of the Creative Edge Collaborative, or The Future of Film & Media panelists before or after the event is possible by emailing your request here.



The Future of Film 2017 Conference is our annual platform to exchange ideas, re-think community and promote innovation in the film and digital media industry in Prince George's County and the DMV region. This is the 4th year of this event and this year’s theme is:

“We are the New Makers: Turning the Lens on the Creative Economy” 

The three-day event starts on Friday, October 6th – 8th 2017 and is located on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park.


Creative Edge Collaborative is a local arts & culture start-up based in the Gateway Arts District of Prince George's County, MD. We are dedicated to bringing film and digital media innovation to 21st Century audiences. Through this work, we hope to enrich the educational, cultural and economic life of the county and beyond.


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Pierre Walcott