advent film group
2-day workshop

For 2014, Advent will extend the focus on MICRO BUDGET films that anyone can make. We’re also adding DOCUMENTARY filmmaking to our course. We’ll teach you how to write, produce, finance, direct, and distribute very low budget feature-length movies that can make an impact despite its extremely low budget.

Our 2-day workshop is ideal for students and parents who are considering film as a vocational pursuit. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of film school programs. You’ll know the elements of making and distributing movies from start to finish.

This workshop is also designed for adults (with film experience or not) who want to switch careers or bolster their media career or ministry toward feature filmmaking.

Join us and get a preview of Advent’s upcoming feature film projects and how best to get involved.


25% Discount For

Advanced Registration

SAVE 25% from regular cost of $299.

$225.00 per Participant

(Must be 13 years or older to attend. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian or parent.)

$99.00 per Accompanying Parent or Guardian (Must be 18 years or older.)


Start Your Film Pursuit Here

Advent Film
workshops 2014
Advanced sale!

Washington DC/Northern Virginia Area: Friday - Saturday, June 20-21, 2014

REGISTRATION: Your registration fee includes filmmaking materials and templates to help you get started, as well as a bonus DVD of our latest film.

You will be responsible for securing lodging and for your meals.


Overall Theme: Understanding, Planning, and Producing Feature Films & Documentaries

9:00AM - 10:00AM - The Means and Purpose for Filmmaking

10:00AM - 11:00AM - Advancing the Christian Film Movement

11:00AM - Break

11:15AM - 12:15PM - Feature Film Production Workflow for Documentaries

12:15 - 1:00PM - Working Lunch - STORYBOARDING your Movie

1:00PM - 2:00PM - Creating a Sustainable Film Company

2:00PM - Break

2:15PM - 3:15PM - Raising Money: Part 1 - Various Methods

3:15PM - 4:15PM - Raising Money: Part 2 - Crowd-Funding Top 10 Lessons

4:15PM - Break

4:30PM - 5:30PM - Planning Your Film Career - From Children, Teens, Young Adults, Adults (Step-by-step guidelines across various age groups)

5:30PM - 6:00PM - Questions and Answers


Overall Theme: Nuts and Bolts of Making and Releasing a Full-Length Movie

9:00AM - 10:00AM - The Importance of a Prayer Team and Covering

10:00AM - 11:00AM - Micro-Budget Film Production and Distribution

11:00AM - Break

11:15AM - 12:15PM - Power Lessons in Screenwriting

12:15 - 1:00PM - Working Lunch - Making Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes

1:00PM - 2:00PM - Casting, Rehearsals, and On-set Directing

2:00PM - Break

2:15PM - 3:15PM - Post-Production Methods for New Markets

3:15PM - 4:15PM - Marketing and Promotion in a Tougher Market

4:15PM - Break

4:30 - 5:30PM - Self Distribution and Exhibition

5:30PM - 6:00PM - Questions and Answers

COSTS: For the complete 2-day Workshop Package: $225 per participant with 25% discount (Regular cost $299); $99 per accompanying parent or guardian. You must be 13 years or older to attend. Under 16 must be accompanied by adult guardian or parent.


2014 Place and Date

A LETTER TO: Parents  |  Students

  1. attend a film workshop

  2. watch workshop DVDs

  3. read our film book

  4. apply for an internship

  5. work on our film sets