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BAMcinemaFest Filmmaker Talks

Sat, Jun 23, 2018
  • 11AM
June 2018
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Saturday June 23, 2018
Performances no longer available.

Entry is first come, first served for both seating and standing room. No RSVP necessary but it is encouraged via our Facebook event. Neither entry nor seating are guaranteed with RSVP.

Film Financing for Beginners


Industry professionals share tips on how emerging filmmakers can get financial backing and discuss how to make a film with your own limited financing.

Panelists: Hayden Goldblatt, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz; Lucila Moctezuma, Director of Programs, Chicken & Egg Pictures; Carly Hugo, Producer (Mother of George; Everything is Copy); moderated by Rose Vincelli Gustine, Director of Operations, SVA MFA Social Documentary Film

Maximize Your Festival Experience


Get tips for festival acceptance, including where you should start and how to maximize your experience once you get there.

Panelists: Ryan Werner, Marketing and Public Relations, Cinetic and Programmer-at-Large, BAMcinemaFest; Farihah Zaman, filmmaker (Feast of the Epiphany; Remote Area Medical); Loren Hammonds, senior programmer, Film & Immersive, Tribeca Film Festival; moderated by Dan Schoenbrun, producer (Chained for Life; The Eyeslicer)

Making Your Film Your Own


Documentary and narrative filmmakers discuss the importance of having a distinctive style and their inspirations for putting their personal stamp on a film.

Panelists: Khalik Allah, filmmaker (Black Mother, Field Niggas); Josephine Decker, filmmaker (Madeline’s Madeline; Thou Wast Mild and Lovely); Penny Lane, filmmaker (The Pain of Others; Nuts!); Nathan Zellner, filmmaker (Damsel; Kumiko the Treasure Hunter); moderated by Charlotte Cook, co-creator and executive producer (Field of Vision) and producer (The Gospel of Eureka)

Connecting with your Audience


Industry professionals talk distribution, reviews, audience engagement, and life after festivals—plus making friends with your audience and leveraging your next project.

Panelists: Monica Berra, Outreach Coordinator, Firelight Media; Christie Marchese, CEO & Founder, Picture Motion; Elise McCave, Director of Narrative Film, Kickstarter; moderated by Kate Hagen, Director of Community, The Black List

12pm: Jim McKay, filmmaker (En el Séptimo Día; Girls Town)
3pm: Franklin Leonard, founder, The Black List
4pm: TBD
4:15pm: Closing Remarks