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Getting Real 2020 Documentary Film Conference

Community Hubs

See community hub schedules here.

2220 Arts & Archives + Bahía Colectiva

2220 Beverly Blvd, LA, CA 90057 |

Bahía Colectiva is a community of filmmakers who collaborate in cinematic practice and curation. In collectivity, we share our learnings, our inspirations, our successes, and our losses. Together, we experiment with cinematic languages and dismantle dominating modes of production. We look for forms of resistance through our exchange and the communal dissection of socio-political issues, and aim to take part in the work towards demarginalizing independent, essayistic and experimental cinema. Our work is driven by a process of questioning and centers on themes including, but not limited to: borders, immigration, trees, memory, ghosts, demons, forensics, ancestral connections, landscapes as protagonists, physical and virtual realities, the dark web, land vs territory, exile, decoloniality, gender, our mothers, our grandmothers and waves.

Avenida Entertainment Group

1908 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90042 |

Film, Television and Media Arts Department- Glendale Community College

GCC campus - 1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208. |

GCC Film and Media Arts department covers all aspects of filmmaking. Write - Edit - Shoot - Audio Post - TV Studio. OUR MISSION is to inspire students to craft compelling stories that reflect their diverse perspectives and to communicate meaningfully through the universal language of cinema. We commit to providing professional equipment and engaged quality instruction that is affordable, accessible, and equitable while advancing students to succeed in their chosen career path.

IDA Office

3600 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1810 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Kundura Cinema - Istanbul

Yalıköy, Süreyya İlmen Cd. No:1, 34820 Beykoz/İstanbul, Turkey |,

Los Angeles Theatre Center / Latino Theater Co.

514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013 |

Montclair Film

505 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 | |,,

North Luzon Cinema Guild

3rd Floor CVGM Building, Diosdado Macapagal Avenue, Balzain Hwy, East, Tuguegarao, 3500 Cagayan, Philippines |

Occidental College

OXY ARTS 4757 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042 |,,

Oxy Arts is a center for discovery, engagement, and learning, at the intersection of art, culture and social movements, that seeks to foster connections within and between the communities of Occidental College and Los Angeles.

The Media Arts & Culture Department (MAC) is the only liberal arts film/media department in the country located in a major metropolitan area. MAC integrates media theory and production, helping you to develop critical and creative skills for engaging in an increasingly participatory media culture.


455 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 |,

SFFILM is a nonprofit organization whose mission ensures independent voices in film are welcomed, heard, and given the resources to thrive. SFFILM connects and inspires audiences, students and teachers, and filmmakers through our film exhibition, youth education, and artist development programs.

Storiculture World

169/6, Quitla, Aldona, Bardez, Goa - 403508, India |,, 

The Storiculture Company is a ‘Native-for-Global’ Network of Film & Content Expertise. Our mission is to dramatically increase the potential and impact of compelling native stories from South Asia.We use a multimodal approach to empower bold and ambitious stories and voices from the worlds of entertainment, journalism, knowledge and culture.We maximise their potential by enriching stories with strong psycho-socio-cultural insights to inspire positive social impact, enhancing the storytelling craft to global benchmarks and disseminating them strategically to relevant audiences worldwide. [Storiculture World (SC.W) is a virtual and offline space that helps bold and original south Asian creators & practising professionals in the space of films, series & media connect in empowering, authentic & propulsive ways. Rooted in the tenets of collective transformation, abundance, trust & community, SC.W exists to curate and share ideas, stories & best practises - all while posing deeper questions & seeking collective answers. SC.W serves as a community engagement destination that cultivates conversations, expertise exchange and collaborations between creators in the form of three broad Experiences: Web Jams | Sharing Circles | Field Notes.

University of Miami Department of Cinematic Arts/ Bill Cosford Cinema

5100 Brunson Dr. Brunson Drive #4011 Coral Gables, FL 33146 |,,

The Department of Cinematic Arts, Miami's center for teaching and scholarship in film production, history, and theory, offers an undergraduate major and master’s of fine arts degrees in narrative and documentary practice. In the undergraduate major, cinema is taught in the context of a media arts education, emphasizing the complex interrelationship between audiovisual arts, society, and technology. The Department's facilities include the Bill Cosford Cinema, a 250-capacity arthouse theater located at the center of the university campus.

The Bill Cosford Cinema is a single-screen, art-house cinema serving the University of Miami, Coral Gables, and greater Miami for more than 60 years. The venue houses a 70 square-foot screen and exhibits 35mm as well as a variety of high-definition digital formats. As a non-profit art house theater, the Cosford is dedicated to distinguished film programming and supplemental, educational opportunities ranging from special lecture series, guest scholars, international film festivals, and engagements with acclaimed filmmakers.

Yangon Film School

No.5, Mya Yadanar Rd, Pyi Thaya Avenue, Bautaw, Yankin Tsp, Yangon, Myanmar |

What is a community hub?

The Getting Real Community Hubs will be available to attendees on all three days of the conference. Each community hub will be vetted by the Getting Real team and will offer basic amenities (wi-fi, coffee, water, bathrooms). Using information gathered from the registration form, we will be hand-assigning registrants to their hub. At each space, we will aim to create an intergenerational cadre of people with distinct experiences but simpatico interests (aesthetically, politically). In the instance of a miscalculation in the assigning process, we will work with attendees to offer back-up options. At night, after the conversational programming has concluded, all in-person attendees in Los Angeles will be invited to reconvene as a large-group at a reception/party. With these hubs, we see a real opportunity to create new connections across communities, especially after coming out of years of isolation. 

Outside of Los Angeles, we will be working with grassroots organizations and universities to replicate the community hub experience in other cities around the world. If you’re located in one of these cities, you will be invited to experience the conference in a format nearly identical to the Virtual Together experience of the in-person attendees (the only difference being the hub assignments won’t be as hands-on/curated, and we won’t be organizing a party at the end of the night in other cities). However, if you are not in one of the cities with a community hub, or if you do not feel safe/comfortable attending an in-person gathering, you will still be able to experience the conference through the same platform that all attendees will be using, and through Whatsapp groups that conference programmers will organize.

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