Double Exposure is the United States’ first and only film festival dedicated to investigative reporting on film. It pairs four days of film screenings with a professional symposium that brings together watchdog journalists and filmmakers venturing into investigative storytelling.  

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“Another Body” Takes Aim At Deepfake Porn

This riveting documentary follows “Taylor Klein,” a student and deepfake porn victim, who seeks to unmask an anonymous dark web predator who superimposed her face onto sex scenes without her consent. The videos were widely circulated on websites like PornHub.
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Doc Shorts Stand Tall at Double Exposure Film Festival

Themes ranging from the aftermath of war to citizen-led protests and police violence ran through the second slate of shorts at Double Exposure's ninth edition. The films featured included, "23," "The Smallest Power," "Suddenly TV," "The Night Doctrine," and "Incident."
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Prying Eyes and the Widening Net of Government Surveillance at #DXIFF23

Filmmakers and legal experts discussed an expanding threat to the privacy of electronic devices through advanced surveillance techniques at a dedicated panel discussion, "Eyes Everywhere: The Widening Net of Government Surveillance."
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NFT, WTF? A Closer Look at the Human Stories Behind the Technological Enigma

When an audience member remarked that he was even more confused over NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, after the screening of “Minted,” Director Nicholas Bruckman and Writer/Producer Shawn Hazelett knew they had succeeded.
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WELCOME TO #DXIFF23! DAY ONE REVIEWS COMING IN!

Documentary reviews and press about the Double Exposure Film Festival
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Sorry/Not Sorry Uses the Fall and Rise of Louis C.K. to Prove Cancel Culture Isn’t Real

The New York Times-produced documentary, screening this weekend at Double Exposure Film Fest, rightly focuses on the women C.K. violated, and comedy’s inability to hold him accountable

SYMPOSIUM LINEUP

We’re thrilled to part the curtain on Double Exposure’s ninth season, running from November 2-5, starting with the DX Symposium lineup. This year’s edition at the newly-renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC brings you timely conversations, skill-building workshops, master classes, one-on-one meetings, and–after long years of distance–plenty of opportunities to kick back with friends and colleagues.  

From discussions about the use of A.I. deepfakes in filmmaking, to a masterclass on fictionalizing investigative stories, this year’s symposium lineup is packed with compelling sessions you won’t want to miss.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the intriguing sessions waiting for you at Double Exposure.

FILM LINEUP

SYMPOSIUM LINEUP

We’re thrilled to part the curtain on Double Exposure’s ninth season, running from November 2-5, starting with the DX Symposium lineup. This year’s edition at the newly-renovated Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, DC brings you timely conversations, skill-building workshops, master classes, one-on-one meetings, and–after long years of distance–plenty of opportunities to kick back with friends and colleagues.  

From discussions about the use of A.I. deepfakes in filmmaking, to a masterclass on fictionalizing investigative stories, this year’s symposium lineup is packed with compelling sessions you won’t want to miss.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the intriguing sessions waiting for you at Double Exposure.

When NFTs and cryptocurrencies collapsed, they took with them $2 trillion, countless dreams, and a once-promising paradigm for funding independent filmmakers and journalists.  How did that loss course through society, and who felt it  most? Post-collapse, where did the hot money go, and what does the answer to that question mean for content creators? (Hint: it’s not pretty.)

Zero in on the physical, social and legal attacks faced by the investigative filmmaking team of The Holly, which tackled the story of an unholy nexus between gangs, gentrification, and law enforcement in Denver.

Discover strategies and insights for building diverse and inclusive film teams. Learn how to work through potential sources of tension to enhance creativity and storytelling, leading to more authentic and powerful narratives.

Digging deep to find the story: Join trina reynolds-tyler from the Chicago-based Invisible Institute for a workshop on mining public records to expose patterns of policing gender-based violence. trina and cai thomas will provide training in interpreting and using this valuable source material.

DX Access + Pitch, the festival’s pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with industry figures, is back this year, for both virtual and in-person attendees, included with all DX passes.

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