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"STOP BY. SHOOT FILM."
Saturday, April 9, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM at Festival Headquarters
Sunday, April 10, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM at Festival Headquarters
Monday, April 11, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM at Festival Headquarters
(Festival Headquarters: Best Western Mount Vernon Inn, 110 S Orlando Avenue, Winter Park)
Designed for anyone interested in discovering how fun and easy it is to use motion picture film. "Stop By. Shoot Film." is a hands-on opportunity for you--the producer, director, videographer, student--to experience film capture using a 16mm motion picture film camera. Stop by and experience the ease of capturing beautiful images on Super 16mm film for yourself. This 90 minute experiential learning opportunity is brought to you by Kodak. Sign up for this event at Festival Headquarters located at the Best Western Mount Vernon Inn.
FULL SAIL REAL WORLD EDUCATION MUSIC VIDEO PANEL
Over the course of the past 25 years, music videos have developed from a simple marketing tool to a unique and challenging art form in their own right. During the Florida Film Festival, Full Sail in association with MVWire.com will host an informative discussion aimed at providing answers--whether you are trying to market your services to up and coming bands or you have a fully produced music video already completed. This panel will address a variety of topics related directly to making the contacts you need to build a career in music video production.
PRODUCER'S REP FORUM
What the hell is a producer's rep? Or is it producers' rep? They're not producers. They're not talent agents. And they're not merely sales agents. But they combine a little bit of all three. Some are lawyers. Some are not. Where did they come from? Can they make an indie filmmaker rich and famous? In 2005, can you get into film festivals, land a distribution deal and find an audience without them? Do first-timers need a rep to get a rep? Join John Pierson, the indie film maven, author, TV host, professor, and former Producer's Rep Variety once called the "guru of independent cinema," as he moderates a spirited discussion with fellow panelists.
Friday, April 15, 11:00 AM at Enzian
Don Henry, Film Buyer for ArcAngelo Entertainment and a noted industry veteran, has been in the entertainment business for 25 years working in both exhibition and distribution. Don will moderate this insightful panel of experts, including Lori Bandazian (Vice President, Southern Division Manager, Lions Gate Films), Greg Forston (Senior Vice President, Distribution, Fine Line Features), and Michael Tuckman (Vice President, Theatrical Sales, THINKFilm) as they focus on many of the issues facing specialty distribution today. Topics may include changes in the independent film business over the past decade, how distributors are reacting to these transitions, and where the theatrical life of non-mainstream movies may be headed in the future.
FLORIDA FILMMAKERS FORUM
Sunday, April 17, 11:30 AM at Enzian
Due to the extraordinary amount of homegrown talent on display in this year's Florida Film Festival, we proudly announce the first-ever Florida Filmmakers Forum. This is a Sunshine State variation on the always popular closing weekend panel that features some of the brightest new independent filmmakers discussing a variety of subjects amongst each other and with you, the audience. Expected panelists at press time include Gregg Hale (Director, Say Yes Quickly), Brit Marling (Co-director, Boxers and Ballerinas), Tony West (Producer, Dream on Silly Dreamer), Hannah Beth King (Director, Wet), and Ben Van Hook (Director, Once Not Far From Home). You won't want to miss the lively and dynamic exchange of ideas that's sure to be peppered with tales of triumph, challenge, and creative methods by successful Florida filmmakers who get the job done. Moderated by FFF veteran Rich Grula, Director of Operations and Film Festival Coordinator at the University of Central Florida.