The TriFilm Society, in collaboration with The Frontier, hosted a networking event for the film community called a social last night.
Nearly 80 people were registered for the free event, which was open to film and video professionals of all experience levels. It was held at The Frontier, a wonderful space in the Research Triangle Park, which is right in the middle of the Triangle.
Many attendees enjoy the chance to step away from work, meet new people, and catch up with old friends. These events offer a chance for everyone to find resources, make connections, and build solid relationships that lead to great work.
TriFilm hosts these socials to help unify the existing, vibrant film community in North Carolina.
There are many active, talented groups of filmmakers in the area but accessing them can be difficult for newcomers or outsiders. By hosting socials in collaboration with local businesses, TriFilm facilitates an open and inviting environment for anyone interested in connecting with the local film community. It also raises awareness about what’s happening here by being more visible and accessible. This, in turn, connects the local and global film communities and helps foster collaborations.
TriFilm was started in 2009 and has always been free and open to the public, however, plans to change this were unveiled at the most recent social. Starting in 2015, TriFilm will open registration for paid membership available to anyone interested in connecting with the local film community. Paid memberships will provide access to the online community, education, and programming.
If you’re interested in membership, upcoming events, or more information about the TriFilm Society please sign up for our email list below. We will be sharing more information very soon!
All photos below are also posted on our Facebook page.
Social media has been an integral part of the TriFilm Society from day one. The idea actually began as a tweet in 2009. Social media has helped us stay connected, meet new people, and connect to the global film community.
This is why we always encourage you to follow us online but, more importantly, tweet with the same hashtag: #TriFilm. Using the hastag and tagging @TriFilmSociety helps us follow your conversations and stay connected. It also helps you broaden your audience and connect with people you may not otherwise meet in person.
Here are a few things people shared about the social last night:
— Michele Hlass (@MicheleHlass) March 26, 2015
— Jessica D. Woodbury (@jsdwoodbury) March 25, 2015
— The Frontier (@RTPFrontier) March 25, 2015
Events like last night’s social are not the work of one person. It is with the help of many passionate people.
We would like to offer special thanks to The Frontier (@RTPFrontier) for supporting the TriFilm Society. We sincerely appreciate the help of Beth Yerxa, Triangle Art Works (@TriArtWorks), for providing tours of The Frontier during the social and so much support for TriFilm from the beginning. We also want to thank Danika Adams (@danikaadams7) for welcoming everyone at the front door.
At the social many people asked about ways to get involved and support the TriFilm Society right now. We are always looking for support and ways to serve the community!
Here are a few ways you can help right now:
- Tell a friend about TriFilm.
If you know someone who wants to connect to the film community for any reason (finding resources, support, jobs, or talented professionals) please tell them to sign up for our free emails. The form is on our front page: trifilmsociety.com.
- Chat with us online.
We’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We love connecting with you, so be sure to start a conversation with us. Ask questions, seek advice, tell us what you need. We’re here to help.
- Volunteer to help at events.
We always need volunteers at events to help with greeting people at the door, answering questions, and making sure everyone knows they’re in the right place. Sometimes we need help setting up before an event or cleaning up afterwards. We’re also looking for talented photographers, videographers, and social media pros to help cover events.
- Connect us to collaborators.
Collaboration is a big part of making films and videos successful. We mirror that ideal by collaborating with local businesses that have a vested interest in supporting this community. We’ve partnered with The Frontier, Trailblazer Studios, Poyner Spruill, SPARKcon, and many others. If you know someone that wants to host or sponsor an event by providing space, food, or beverages please introduce us. (This would help us keep some of the events free and open to the public.)
- Connect us with experts.
We love sharing knowledge with the community. If you know a subject matter expert connected to the film industry, please connect us. We may feature that person in a variety of ways that support our members and the film community.
TELL US WHAT YOU NEED
We are always interested in providing the support you need most, and want you to feel at home in the Triangle film community. If you have suggestions for programming, need support on a project, or want to share an event with this community please use the contact page to connect with TriFilm Society Founder Camden Watts.
Be sure to sign up for our free emails below so that you are the first to hear about our next events, and when we open membership registration in 2015. We have a lot of fun things in store for you!