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The program of the International Film festival Summit Austin

 

 

11:00am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

12:15pm – 12:45pm

 

First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation

Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS


 

 

1:15pm – 1:25pm

 

State of the Industry Address

Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS


 

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

 

Opening Keynote “Pushing the Boundaries”

Ted Hope has been recognized as one of the most influential people in film. As the newly appointed executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, Ted brings ample amounts of insight and continues to define the future of independent film making. As an industry that continually evolves, Ted will push its boundaries finding the newest models of film making and distribution, while embracing and enhancing this ever-changing culture.

Ted Hope
Executive Director
San Francisco Film Society


 

 

2:45pm – 3:10pm

 

Introduction to your Living Group

Back by popular demand you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your conference ‘Living Group’. Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on day one you have the chance to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

In addition to meeting your Living Group for the first time you will also take part in an interactive discussion and problem solving activity on some of the most pressing issues festivals are currently faced with.


 

 

3:10pm – 4:15pm

 

Unconference

An unconference is a meeting where the participants drive the activity. There’s no set agenda and no set presentations, but a group of discussions that people leave and join as they see fit.

Don’t miss this guided open forum to engage your colleagues and gain insight to the most pressing issues you and your festival are facing. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to both, ask questions and get answers on specific issues facing their film festival.

Come prepared to engage one another and share pearls of wisdom that has been learned over the years. At the close of each day attendees will have the chance to revisit pressing issues and share in this interactive environment.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Budgeting, Programming, Sponsorship, PR, Premieres, Staffing and Volunteers, Filmmaker Relations, Social Media, Board Management, and many more…

Ted Crockett
Executive Director
Nashville Film Festival, Unconference Chair


 

 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

You won’t want to miss this year’s opening cocktail reception where you will have the opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn about some of the latest technology and service providers working with the festival community.


 

 

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Panel “Beyond the Oscars®: Opportunities, Alliances and Expertise”

Discover how your film festival can engage with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For the first time, you can meet Academy staff who will discuss grant opportunities, curatorial alliances, archive collection loans and qualifying short films for the Academy Awards®. Our esteemed panel will generously share their expertise with the IFFS audience and explain the variety of programs and initiatives organized and supported by the Academy throughout the year

Shawn Guthrie
Grants Coordinator
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
Ellen Harrington
Director of Exhibitions and Special Events
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
Torene Svitil
Awards Office Department Head
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
May Haduong
Public Access Manager
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 

 

 

5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Opening Cocktail Reception on the Exhibit Floor

You won’t want to miss this year’s opening cocktail reception where you will have the opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn about some of the latest technology and service providers working with the festival community.


Brought to you by: Lagunitas, The Naked Grape, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.


 

 

9:00 pm – 11:00pm

Live Music Event w/ Gregg Rolie

Greg Rolie
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Original lead singer and founding member: Santana & Journey

 

Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular, multi-platinum many times over super groups that indeed are, SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998, the world class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame as part of the original Santana band. In addition to launching- along with Carlos Santana – the now legendary act, Rolie also co-produced their first four groundbreaking albums.

Brought to you by: EITS Global, Hob Nob, and Lagunitas

 

 

8:30am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

9:30am – 9:45am

 

Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Nancy Kennedy, Director of Strategic Sponsorships, Seattle International Film Festival


 

 

9:45am – 10:45am

 

Panel “Fimmakers and Festivals: Synergies, Submissions and Successful Strategies”

Hear from some of the most successful film festivals in the world on how to nurture and collaborate with filmmakers before, during and after the festival to bolster their careers and keep them coming back to your festival when they hit it big! We will also hear from renowned filmmakers about their experiences at the festivals that discovered them.

Moderator: Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS
 
Janet Pierson
Producer
SXSW Film Conference & Festival
 
Cullen Conly
Manager
Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program
 
Kirill Raslogov
Program Director
Moscow International Film Festival
 
Sam George
Writer & Director
Hollywood Don’t Surf, Made in America
 

 

 

10:45am – 11:30am

 

Morning Networking & Coffee Break on Exhibit Floor


Come meet the filmmakers of The Texas Film Commission and indulge in coffee and pastries!
Coffee break brought to you by: The Texas Film Commission

 

 

11:30am – 12:15pm

 

Keynote Presentation “Festival Sponsorship Strategies”

As the co-founder of IEG, Lesa is the world’s foremost expert on sponsorship and a tireless champion for the industry. In this presentation she will discuss successful sponsorship strategies for festivals as well as the biggest challenges and latest trends impacting this industry.
Lesa Ukman
Chairman
IEG, LLC


 

 

12:15pm – 1:45pm

 

Break for Lunch

Stop by Four Seasons or Fleming’s Steakhouse to take advantage of your complimentary gift card!


 


 

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Track 1

Panel “Culturally Specific Programming: Challenges and Advantages of a Diverse Audience”

The renaissance of culturally specific films and festivals – Asian, Latino, Black, Jewish, LBGT and more – has created a plethora of new opportunities and challenges in independent film and festivals. This panel will explore the specific issues of running a niche film festival.

Moderator: Ellen Wedner
Marketing & Management
Wedner & Friends
 
Curran Nault
Program Director
AGLIFF
 
Hazel Joyner Smith
Founder/CEO
International Black Film Festival
 
Isaac Zablocki
Director, Film Programs
The Israel Film Center
 

 

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Track 2

 

Panel “Social Media, Apps and More”

This session will address optimizing your digital strategy for social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.), mobile app integration and other methods for enhanced audience engagement. Many of these tools are free, but the knowledge and experience to use them effectively comes at a premium. We will also look into tapping into the power of apps to transact business, sell more tickets, merchandise and more!

Moderator: Sami Kriegstein
Los Angeles Music Video Festival
 
Paul Cohen
Executive Director
FSU College of Motion Picture and Arts, Torchlight Program
 
Anna Feder
Programs Manager, Emerson College
Department of Visual and Media Arts
 
Christine Bohle
Senior Industry Marketing Manager
Eventbrite
 
Todd Rogers
Co-Founder
Crowdtorch
 

Stephanie Trepanier, Market Director, Fantasia Festival


 

 

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Track 1

 

Workshop “Being a 501(c)3: Managing Your Fest for Positive Growth”

Non-profit does not equal ‘no profit’! This session will address critical issues to 501(c)3 festivals like board management & cultivation, legal considerations, operations, fundraising and others areas that can increase your bottom line to provide for new programs, technology and filmmaker services.

Moderator: Laurie Kirby
Executive Director
International Film Festival Summit
 
Lela Meadow-Conner
Executive Director
Tallgrass Film Festival
 
Barbara Morgan
Executive Director
Austin Film Festival & Conference
 

 

 

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Track 2

 

Panel “The Digital Dilemma: Managing Submissions and the Future of Film Festivals in the Digital World”

We all know that most theaters will be exclusively digital by 2015. Many submissions are now being done digitally now, as well. This paradigm shift in media use has raised a number of questions and challenges for the festival community. Is Blu Ray dead? What happens to 35 mm? What is the best technology to get your feet wet in the world of digital? How do we prevent the recent nightmares of digital snafus at screenings? How can we help filmmakers harness digital technology to streamline the exhibition process?

Hear expert analysis of the problem, the solutions and how one festival turned an expensive screening process into a win-win.

Moderator: Mark Fishkin
Executive Director
Mill Valley Film Festival
 
Rose Anderson
Executive Director
New York Festivals
 
Tim League
Director
Fantastic Fest & Alamo Draft House
 
Kenbe Goertzen
President & Founder
Quvis
 
Lisa Samford
Executive Director
Jackson Hole Wildlife
 

 

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

 

Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break on Exhibit Floor

 

 

4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Panel “Festival Sponsorship Strategy: Put that Banner Away!”

Some would argue that sponsorship (probably your development director) is as much an art and science now as programming. While sponsors want tangible and measurable ROI, decreased sponsorship budgets demand doing more with less. This requires the festival team to walk a fine line while balancing the needs of their sponsors with the artistic integrity of their programs. Hear from industry vets during this interactive session about how they have managed to deliver great programs for their sponsors, audiences and filmmakers.

Moderator: Nancy Kennedy
Director of Strategic Sponsorships
Seattle International Film Festival
 
Rod Beaudoin
Executive Director
Beloit International Film Festival
 
Barbara Morgan
Executive Director
Austin Film Festival & Conference
 
Darrell Louie
Corporate Marketing Manager
California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival
 

Eric Dorton, Barefoot Rep for Dallas


 

 

5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Award Presentation & Cocktail Reception

Join us as we honor the 2012 IMFCON & IFFS Lifetime Achievement Winners, Stuart Ross and Barbara Morgan.

Then join us at our hosted cocktail reception and toast an end to the second day of this year’s summit. Take a tour of the exhibit hall and discover the products and services that can help take your festival to the next level!


 

 

8:00pm – 11:00pm

 

Music Showcase

Join us in the beautiful Foothills Ballroom II on the 17th Floor for the IFFS/IMFCON Music Showcase.
Music Showcase brought to you by: The Naked Grape, Lagunitas, Abstract Entertainment, Music Lab, Nancy Fly Agency, and Skyline Entertainment.


 

 


 

8:45am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

9:15am – 9:30am

 

Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com


 

 

9:30am – 10:45am

 

Panel “The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Film & Music at your Festival”

More and more music festivals are incorporating film and vice versa. Everyone agrees it is successful but how does one get the right film and band to create a memorable multi-media experience that doesn’t break the bank or create havoc in your traditional festival atmosphere. Hear some great success stories that will inspire you to get started on your own multi-media festival experience!

Moderator: Robin Bronk
CEO
The Creative Coalition
 
Jarod Neece
Senior Programming and Operations Manager
SXSW
 
Evan Saxon
Partner
D & E Entertainment
 
Reid Wick
Production Manager
The Recording Academy
 
Wes Jackson
Executive Director
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
 
 

 

10:50am – 11:40am

 

Keynote Presentation

Eugene Martin is a filmmaker whose debut films, Cynthia’s Window, Two Plus One, Edge City, and Diary of a City Priest have been featured in Berlin, Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals. His films have been screened internationally in more than 25 countries and aired on national PBS, The Sundance Channel, and the BBC; continually shedding light on issues within inner cities, youth, poverty, and social justice.

Eugene Martin
Filmmaker
Cynthia’s Window, Two Plus One, Edge City, Diary of a City Priest


 

 

11:40am – 12:00pm

 

Morning Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

 

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel “Distribution, Festival Incentives and All the Stuff that Keeps you Up At Night”

There are more platforms for distribution than you can shake a stick at but how does this benefit your festival and filmmakers? Can you and your filmmakers financially benefit from the platforms? What are the opportunities and challenges associated with these differing platforms and strategies? What are the studios views on festival play? And now that festivals are in the distribution game, how do they view the landscape? We will address simultaneous broadcasts, VOD, traditional distributors, and how each applies to your organization.

Moderator: Paul Cohen
Executive Director
FSU College of Motion Picture Arts
 
Suzanna Lee
New Content & Partnerships
New Video
 
Mark Fishkin
Executive Director
Mill Valley Film Festival
 
Eric B. Stein
Programming & Acquisitions
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution
 
Steven Beckman
Head of Acquisitions
Filmbuff
 
Erin Owens
Founder
Longshot Factor
 

 

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Closing Reception


Brought to you by: Lagunitas.
 

 

 

5:00 pm

 

Special Screening

The IFFS will present a complimentary screening to our attendees of the award-winning film “Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare” at 5:00 p.m. Tues. Dec. 4 in Texas Ballroom 1 at The Hyatt Regency.

11:00am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

12:15pm – 12:45pm

 

First-time IFFS Attendee Orientation

Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS


 

 

1:15pm – 1:25pm

 

State of the Industry Address

Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS


 

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm

 

Opening Keynote “Pushing the Boundaries”

Ted Hope has been recognized as one of the most influential people in film. As the newly appointed executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, Ted brings ample amounts of insight and continues to define the future of independent film making. As an industry that continually evolves, Ted will push its boundaries finding the newest models of film making and distribution, while embracing and enhancing this ever-changing culture.

Ted Hope
Executive Director
San Francisco Film Society


 

 

2:45pm – 3:10pm

 

Introduction to your Living Group

Back by popular demand you’ll have the opportunity to meet with your conference ‘Living Group’. Attendees will be grouped together so that starting on day one you have the chance to meet new contacts and maximize your conference experience.

In addition to meeting your Living Group for the first time you will also take part in an interactive discussion and problem solving activity on some of the most pressing issues festivals are currently faced with.


 

 

3:10pm – 4:15pm

 

Unconference

An unconference is a meeting where the participants drive the activity. There’s no set agenda and no set presentations, but a group of discussions that people leave and join as they see fit.

Don’t miss this guided open forum to engage your colleagues and gain insight to the most pressing issues you and your festival are facing. This session will provide attendees an opportunity to both, ask questions and get answers on specific issues facing their film festival.

Come prepared to engage one another and share pearls of wisdom that has been learned over the years. At the close of each day attendees will have the chance to revisit pressing issues and share in this interactive environment.

Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Budgeting, Programming, Sponsorship, PR, Premieres, Staffing and Volunteers, Filmmaker Relations, Social Media, Board Management, and many more…

Ted Crockett
Executive Director
Nashville Film Festival, Unconference Chair


 

 

4:15pm – 4:45pm

 

Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

You won’t want to miss this year’s opening cocktail reception where you will have the opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn about some of the latest technology and service providers working with the festival community.


 

 

4:45pm – 6:00pm

Panel “Beyond the Oscars®: Opportunities, Alliances and Expertise”

Discover how your film festival can engage with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For the first time, you can meet Academy staff who will discuss grant opportunities, curatorial alliances, archive collection loans and qualifying short films for the Academy Awards®. Our esteemed panel will generously share their expertise with the IFFS audience and explain the variety of programs and initiatives organized and supported by the Academy throughout the year

Shawn Guthrie
Grants Coordinator
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
Ellen Harrington
Director of Exhibitions and Special Events
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
Torene Svitil
Awards Office Department Head
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 
May Haduong
Public Access Manager
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
 

 

 

5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Opening Cocktail Reception on the Exhibit Floor

You won’t want to miss this year’s opening cocktail reception where you will have the opportunity to meet new colleagues and catch up with old friends. You will also have the opportunity to meet with and learn about some of the latest technology and service providers working with the festival community.


Brought to you by: Lagunitas, The Naked Grape, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.


 

 

9:00 pm – 11:00pm

Live Music Event w/ Gregg Rolie

Greg Rolie
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Original lead singer and founding member: Santana & Journey

 

Gregg Rolie is responsible for co-founding two phenomenally popular, multi-platinum many times over super groups that indeed are, SANTANA and JOURNEY. In 1998, the world class keyboardist-vocalist-producer was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall Of Fame as part of the original Santana band. In addition to launching- along with Carlos Santana – the now legendary act, Rolie also co-produced their first four groundbreaking albums.

Brought to you by: EITS Global, Hob Nob, and Lagunitas

 

 

8:30am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

9:30am – 9:45am

 

Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Nancy Kennedy, Director of Strategic Sponsorships, Seattle International Film Festival


 

 

9:45am – 10:45am

 

Panel “Fimmakers and Festivals: Synergies, Submissions and Successful Strategies”

Hear from some of the most successful film festivals in the world on how to nurture and collaborate with filmmakers before, during and after the festival to bolster their careers and keep them coming back to your festival when they hit it big! We will also hear from renowned filmmakers about their experiences at the festivals that discovered them.

Moderator: Laurie Kirby, Esq
Executive Director
IFFS
 
Janet Pierson
Producer
SXSW Film Conference & Festival
 
Cullen Conly
Manager
Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program
 
Kirill Raslogov
Program Director
Moscow International Film Festival
 
Sam George
Writer & Director
Hollywood Don’t Surf, Made in America
 

 

 

10:45am – 11:30am

 

Morning Networking & Coffee Break on Exhibit Floor


Come meet the filmmakers of The Texas Film Commission and indulge in coffee and pastries!
Coffee break brought to you by: The Texas Film Commission

 

 

11:30am – 12:15pm

 

Keynote Presentation “Festival Sponsorship Strategies”

As the co-founder of IEG, Lesa is the world’s foremost expert on sponsorship and a tireless champion for the industry. In this presentation she will discuss successful sponsorship strategies for festivals as well as the biggest challenges and latest trends impacting this industry.
Lesa Ukman
Chairman
IEG, LLC


 

 

12:15pm – 1:45pm

 

Break for Lunch

Stop by Four Seasons or Fleming’s Steakhouse to take advantage of your complimentary gift card!


 


 

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Track 1

Panel “Culturally Specific Programming: Challenges and Advantages of a Diverse Audience”

The renaissance of culturally specific films and festivals – Asian, Latino, Black, Jewish, LBGT and more – has created a plethora of new opportunities and challenges in independent film and festivals. This panel will explore the specific issues of running a niche film festival.

Moderator: Ellen Wedner
Marketing & Management
Wedner & Friends
 
Curran Nault
Program Director
AGLIFF
 
Hazel Joyner Smith
Founder/CEO
International Black Film Festival
 
Isaac Zablocki
Director, Film Programs
The Israel Film Center
 

 

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Track 2

 

Panel “Social Media, Apps and More”

This session will address optimizing your digital strategy for social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.), mobile app integration and other methods for enhanced audience engagement. Many of these tools are free, but the knowledge and experience to use them effectively comes at a premium. We will also look into tapping into the power of apps to transact business, sell more tickets, merchandise and more!

Moderator: Sami Kriegstein
Los Angeles Music Video Festival
 
Paul Cohen
Executive Director
FSU College of Motion Picture and Arts, Torchlight Program
 
Anna Feder
Programs Manager, Emerson College
Department of Visual and Media Arts
 
Christine Bohle
Senior Industry Marketing Manager
Eventbrite
 
Todd Rogers
Co-Founder
Crowdtorch
 

Stephanie Trepanier, Market Director, Fantasia Festival


 

 

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Track 1

 

Workshop “Being a 501(c)3: Managing Your Fest for Positive Growth”

Non-profit does not equal ‘no profit’! This session will address critical issues to 501(c)3 festivals like board management & cultivation, legal considerations, operations, fundraising and others areas that can increase your bottom line to provide for new programs, technology and filmmaker services.

Moderator: Laurie Kirby
Executive Director
International Film Festival Summit
 
Lela Meadow-Conner
Executive Director
Tallgrass Film Festival
 
Barbara Morgan
Executive Director
Austin Film Festival & Conference
 

 

 

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Track 2

 

Panel “The Digital Dilemma: Managing Submissions and the Future of Film Festivals in the Digital World”

We all know that most theaters will be exclusively digital by 2015. Many submissions are now being done digitally now, as well. This paradigm shift in media use has raised a number of questions and challenges for the festival community. Is Blu Ray dead? What happens to 35 mm? What is the best technology to get your feet wet in the world of digital? How do we prevent the recent nightmares of digital snafus at screenings? How can we help filmmakers harness digital technology to streamline the exhibition process?

Hear expert analysis of the problem, the solutions and how one festival turned an expensive screening process into a win-win.

Moderator: Mark Fishkin
Executive Director
Mill Valley Film Festival
 
Rose Anderson
Executive Director
New York Festivals
 
Tim League
Director
Fantastic Fest & Alamo Draft House
 
Kenbe Goertzen
President & Founder
Quvis
 
Lisa Samford
Executive Director
Jackson Hole Wildlife
 

 

 

3:45pm – 4:30pm

 

Afternoon Networking & Coffee Break on Exhibit Floor

 

 

4:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Panel “Festival Sponsorship Strategy: Put that Banner Away!”

Some would argue that sponsorship (probably your development director) is as much an art and science now as programming. While sponsors want tangible and measurable ROI, decreased sponsorship budgets demand doing more with less. This requires the festival team to walk a fine line while balancing the needs of their sponsors with the artistic integrity of their programs. Hear from industry vets during this interactive session about how they have managed to deliver great programs for their sponsors, audiences and filmmakers.

Moderator: Nancy Kennedy
Director of Strategic Sponsorships
Seattle International Film Festival
 
Rod Beaudoin
Executive Director
Beloit International Film Festival
 
Barbara Morgan
Executive Director
Austin Film Festival & Conference
 
Darrell Louie
Corporate Marketing Manager
California Film Institute/Mill Valley Film Festival
 

Eric Dorton, Barefoot Rep for Dallas


 

 

5:30pm – 7:00pm

 

Award Presentation & Cocktail Reception

Join us as we honor the 2012 IMFCON & IFFS Lifetime Achievement Winners, Stuart Ross and Barbara Morgan.

Then join us at our hosted cocktail reception and toast an end to the second day of this year’s summit. Take a tour of the exhibit hall and discover the products and services that can help take your festival to the next level!


 

 

8:00pm – 11:00pm

 

Music Showcase

Join us in the beautiful Foothills Ballroom II on the 17th Floor for the IFFS/IMFCON Music Showcase.
Music Showcase brought to you by: The Naked Grape, Lagunitas, Abstract Entertainment, Music Lab, Nancy Fly Agency, and Skyline Entertainment.


 

 


 

8:45am

 

Registration and Exhibit Floor Opens

 

 

9:15am – 9:30am

 

Opening Remarks by Conference Chair

Bruno Chatelin, COO, filmfestivals.com & fest21.com


 

 

9:30am – 10:45am

 

Panel “The Best of Both Worlds: Combining Film & Music at your Festival”

More and more music festivals are incorporating film and vice versa. Everyone agrees it is successful but how does one get the right film and band to create a memorable multi-media experience that doesn’t break the bank or create havoc in your traditional festival atmosphere. Hear some great success stories that will inspire you to get started on your own multi-media festival experience!

Moderator: Robin Bronk
CEO
The Creative Coalition
 
Jarod Neece
Senior Programming and Operations Manager
SXSW
 
Evan Saxon
Partner
D & E Entertainment
 
Reid Wick
Production Manager
The Recording Academy
 
Wes Jackson
Executive Director
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival
 
 

 

10:50am – 11:40am

 

Keynote Presentation

Eugene Martin is a filmmaker whose debut films, Cynthia’s Window, Two Plus One, Edge City, and Diary of a City Priest have been featured in Berlin, Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals. His films have been screened internationally in more than 25 countries and aired on national PBS, The Sundance Channel, and the BBC; continually shedding light on issues within inner cities, youth, poverty, and social justice.

Eugene Martin
Filmmaker
Cynthia’s Window, Two Plus One, Edge City, Diary of a City Priest


 

 

11:40am – 12:00pm

 

Morning Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

 

 

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Panel “Distribution, Festival Incentives and All the Stuff that Keeps you Up At Night”

There are more platforms for distribution than you can shake a stick at but how does this benefit your festival and filmmakers? Can you and your filmmakers financially benefit from the platforms? What are the opportunities and challenges associated with these differing platforms and strategies? What are the studios views on festival play? And now that festivals are in the distribution game, how do they view the landscape? We will address simultaneous broadcasts, VOD, traditional distributors, and how each applies to your organization.

Moderator: Paul Cohen
Executive Director
FSU College of Motion Picture Arts
 
Suzanna Lee
New Content & Partnerships
New Video
 
Mark Fishkin
Executive Director
Mill Valley Film Festival
 
Eric B. Stein
Programming & Acquisitions
Warner Brothers Digital Distribution
 
Steven Beckman
Head of Acquisitions
Filmbuff
 
Erin Owens
Founder
Longshot Factor
 

 

 

1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Closing Reception


Brought to you by: Lagunitas.
 

 

 

5:00 pm

 

Special Screening

The IFFS will present a complimentary screening to our attendees of the award-winning film “Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare” at 5:00 p.m. Tues. Dec. 4 in Texas Ballroom 1 at The Hyatt Regency.

 

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