advent film group
2-day workshop

Get professional-level film training that’s not available anywhere. We’ll teach you how to write, produce, finance, direct, and distribute feature-length movies that can make an impact no matter what your budget.

Our 2-day workshop is designed for anyone considering film as a career or is already a working professional who wants to sharpen their skills. You’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of film school programs, financing options, distribution contracts, investor acquisition, story development, production management. Bascially, you will know the key elements of making and distributing movies from start to finish.

This workshop is also ideal 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.


2016 Advent Film Workshop

Thursday and Friday, June 31 - July 1, 2016

Chantilly, VA near Dulles Airport. We will send you the address upon registration.

Pay Only $250 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.)


Register for the 2016 Advent Film Workshop - SAVE 50% - PLUS class size limited to 10 students!

2016 advent film
workshop offer
50% discount!

Following the successful DVD release of HERO and ALONE YET NOT ALONE, George Escobar, co-director/co-writer/producer of the Oscar-nominated for best song faith-based drama hosts a film training workshop on Thursday and Friday, June 31 - July 1, 2016.

Escobar, co-founder of Advent Film Group, said. “We are launching this program now so filmmakers can plan ahead and save huge,” Escobar added. “Because of the limited class size of 10 students, the 2016 workshop will be our best one yet. It will allow us to pay special attention for each attendee’s project.”

Advent’s annual 2-day film workshop covers the entire gamut of filmmaking, including: storytelling, production, marketing, and business. Select attendees then qualify to intern on Advent's feature films.

This model began when 40 students interned on the production of Advent’s first feature, the 2009 drama, COME WHAT MAY. Workshop alumni also worked on ALONE YET NOT ALONE, which ranked third in box office per-screen-average during its opening weekend in June.

Advent teaches alternatives to film training, saving students tens of thousands of dollars over traditional film school. “Film schools focus mostly on the technical aspects of production, which can be learned for much less money by volunteering on a film set,” Escobar explained. “Filmmaking is much more than production. That represents maybe 25 percent of what a filmmaker needs to know. [Filmmakers] need to know the rest—the 75 percent, that's what we teach.” Escobar said.

“What I liked about the workshop, and what really helped me along my way, was the focus that they had on the business aspects,” one workshop alumnus said.

“There’s a lot of value in attending a workshop and you can…get your jumpstart on filmmaking,” another alumnus said.

“Our vision is to raise up and train the next generation of Christian filmmakers by teaching them all aspects of being a complete filmmaker for Christ, and not for themselves.” Escobar said.

Advent's upcoming releases include: THE SCREENWRITERS (2016), a 1940s-era dramedy. Both films were made by professionals working with Advent interns and associates, many alumni of previous workshops.

The 2016 film workshop is for anyone of any experience level considering film as a career or trying to bolster his or her media career or ministry.

Attend the Famed 2016 Advent Film Workshop

Chantilly VA near Dulles Airport - Thursday and Friday, June 31 - July 1, 2016

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 Workflows

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

BONUS Screening of THE SCREENWRITERS - 7:30pm


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 - MOVIE BREAKDOWN CASE STUDY

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

TEAM DINNER after workshop

For the complete 2-day Workshop Package: Full Price - $499 per participant (50% Discount - $250); $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.


Co-Director of ‘ALONE YET NOT ALONE’  Offers 2-Day
Film Training Workshop in Washington DC/No. Virginia area

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