FAQ

What are the dates of the next Film Gathering?

Nov 6-9, 2017 – Register here!

What's the cost and what is included in my registration?

To see registration fees and register, click here. Registration covers the cost of the house everyone stays in, all meals, designing the styled shoots, and paying the vendors who contribute materials for the experience. Compared to the typical cost of a photography workshop (generally $1500-3500), The Film Gathering is an amazing deal considering what it includes.

Registration is all inclusive – it includes meals, lodging, and participation in our styled shoots. There are also several unpublished goodies and treats that you’ll get along the way! We also do giveaways for attendees!

What should I expect?

The Film Gathering is all about building community. As such, we have found that the best community happens when we are spending the event together in the same home. Everyone becomes quite a close knit group by the time the weekend is over, even those who didn’t know each other at the start! We eat meals together, have good conversations, and often bonfires into the night. Often rooms are shared to accommodate everyone. We try and give couples privacy in their own rooms, when possible. Single people may be grouped together in rooms that have more than one bed, and we have an arsenal of double high airbeds that come into play for every event to make room for everyone. They are very comfortable though (we’ve all slept on them!)

We work  hard to bring all of our attendees the opportunity to interact with some of the best vendors in the industry. Because of our combined years of industry connections, we are able to secure many high end products, dresses, and vendors for our styled shoots. This gives our attendees the chance to share their images with these vendors afterward, and make some great industry connections with their images. Most attendees are able to have their images featured on prominent industry blogs and publications.

Do I have to be a film photographer?

The Film Gathering is centered around a love of film photography. Hybrid photographers (film + digital) are welcome to attend, but we do encourage everyone to shoot as much film as possible during the retreat. Plus, it lets us all slow down together, and really take time for all our shots .. adding to the relaxing  and laid back nature of the event.

Is The Film Gathering for experienced photographers, or beginners?

The Film Gathering is unique in that it is perfect for photographers of all skill sets. In addition to several education opportunities, it is also designed so that we can all learn from each other. Even if you are just thinking about starting to shoot film, you are more than welcome to come. We have several film camera bodies available for people to borrow if you want to try out film for the first time as well.

I have special dietary needs, can that be accommodated?

Yes – just send us an email at brent@thefilmgathering.com with your needs after registering and we’ll be happy to provide those to our caterers and do our best to accommodate them.

I'm disappointed I can't make it to the next event! Will you be holding more in the future?

Yes – this is a twice a year event (with some mini-Gatherings!). Our fall Film Gathering will be November 6-9, 2017. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up with the latest news, or join our email list here.

Will I be able to use pictures from The Film Gathering on my website or for submissions?

You can use all images you take on your website gallery. You can also submit them to online blogs when we give the official release. Wherever your images are featured, please credit The Film Gathering and our website as the event that the photos were taken at. Please do not use any wording that would imply that the shoots from The Film Gathering were your own clients, or misrepresent it in any way. We ask that all vendors are credited (we will provide all attendees with a list).