WELCOME TO DOUBLE EXPOSURE 2023

THE SCOOP: Where Investigative Journalism
Meets Cinematic Storytelling

Double Exposure is the first and only film festival in the United States dedicated to the burgeoning intersection between investigative journalism and visual storytelling. Voted one of the 25 “coolest new festivals in the world” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2021, Double Exposure’s slate of top-tier film screenings and exciting conversations draws an educated, affluent, and engaged audience.

The 2023 edition will take place in Washington’s vibrant Penn Quarter, featuring 20-30 features and shorts on the film slate and three days of panels, masterclasses, and workshops for filmmakers and journalists at the Symposium. Sponsors can count on extended exposure of their brand before a select audience in-person during Double Exposure and online during and after the festival.

The sponsorship opportunities below are among our most popular, but we’re happy to tailor a package that works for you. Each sponsorship include festival passes with admission to Opening and Closing Night films and parties, and the opportunity to place your branded content in our festival swag bag.

See you at Double Exposure!

DOUBLE EXPOSURE AT A GLANCE

// WHEN:

November 2-5, 2023

// WHERE:

In-person and virtually at Washington's newly-renovated and centrally-located Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in vibrant Penn Quarter.

// PROGRAM:

Film Programs

Top-notch narrative and documentary films on a broad range of topics, inspired by the works of investigative journalism.

Screenings will be followed by conversations with filmmakers, journalists, film subject and area experts.

Symposium

The three-day symposium fosters dialogue and engagement. Participants include filmmakers and journalists, both emerging and established, as well as commissioning editors, producers, funders, distributors, legal, and security experts.

Discussions & workshops with leading filmmakers, journalists and subject experts explore the myriad issues – theoretical, philosophical, ethical, legal and aesthetic – at the intersection between cutting-edge investigative journalism and visual storytelling.

// FEATURES:SPEAK TO US ABOUT SPONSORING THESE SIGNATURE INITIATIVES

DX Access

Pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with industry leaders.

Crossing Borders

Uniquely DX opportunity: Filmmakers and text-based journalists gain feedback + tips on works in progress, from practitioners across the aisle.

DX Fellows

Custom-built programming, pitch, and networking opportunities for journalists and filmmakers with projects underway.

Pitch Sessions

Filmmakers and journalists with projects underway may apply to pitch one-on-one to industry insiders.

THE VALUE OF SPONSORSHIP

From top industry executives and decision makers, to award-winning media makers to emerging talent, DX has built a tight-knit community working at the crossroads of investigative journalism and cinematic storytelling.

THE STATS //

4 days // Academy Award winning films and filmmakers // Pulitzer Prize winning journalists // international media professionals // 25 workshops, seminars and networking events // 7 years of sustained growth

Double Exposure attracts a diverse, engaged and informed audience

Audience Profile:

Filmmakers Michele Stephenson (STATELESS) and Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter, then for the Washington Post (left), at Double Exposure 2019 Opening Conversation "Race in Focus."

Notable Premieres

Spotlight
MLK/FBI
Collective
The Mole Agent
One of Us
(T)error

The Panama Papers
The Cave
Watergate
Roll Red Roll
Ghost Fleet
Desert One

Notable Premieres

Alex Gibney, Ezra Edelman, Garrett Bradley, Alexander Nanau, Sam Pollard, Yance Ford, Barbara Kopple, Charles Ferguson, Bryan Fogel, Dan Cogan, Kirsten Johnson, Feras Fayyad, Rachel Grady, Steven Maing, Ryan White, Marilyn Ness, Robin Bell, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Maria Ressa, Lawrence Wright, Wes Lowery, Elizabeth Bruenig, Mark Mazzetti, Elisabeth Bumiller, Christian Thiebert, Ron Nixon

Filmmaker Nanfu Wang (IN THE SAME BREATH) and filmmakers Andalusia Knoll Soloff (right) and Ramona Diaz (left) at Double Exposure 2019 symposium session "The Undertow."

“One of the most unique and important cinematic events in the country, offering not only cutting-edge probing cinema but also chock full of companion symposiums.”
-Film Festival Review

“In this absurdist era of presidential lies and accusations of “fake news,” the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival feels more vital than ever.”
-Washington City Paper

“The film program celebrates the best new films inspired by the investigative instinct, while a concurrent symposium opens a space for filmmakers and journalists to explore common issues, and to seed new forms of inspiration and collaboration through a series of panels, master classes and workshops.”
-Washington City Paper

CURRENT AND PAST SPONSORS & MEDIA PARTNERS

You've managed to create something really specialand valuable_ with the DC [Investigative Film Festival]...It was inspiring and empowering being able to share a space with some truly excellent reporters...

-David Felix Sutcliffe, co-director of (T)error