Mentors - International
Films are finding success abroad today - how do you make your film viable abroad, find the right distributor and capitalize on other markets? Find out here.
Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
To sign up for a mentor session click on the link for the mentor you are interested in meeting with:
Andy Whittaker -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/251
Anna Higgs -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/256
Charlotte Mickie -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/254
Christine Davila -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/255
Hugues Barbier -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/253
Michael Hayden -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/258
Ryan Krivoshey -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/252
Selena Valyavkina -- http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/257
Founder of Dogwoof, the leading Film Distributor for Documentary films in Europe.
Films include Restrepo, Food inc, Gasland, Age of Stupid, Dreams of a Life and Girl Model.
I'm Number 86 in The Guardian's Top 100 People in Film list, just behind Roger Ebert.
@Dogwoof is looking for great Documentary films for acquisition.
Also looking for Technology partners to build out our Film + Interactive capability.
Anna Higgs is head of Film4's newly created pioneering innovation arm, Film4.0.
Film4 develops and co-finances smart and distinctive features and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established including Kevin MacDonald, Richard Ayoade, Andrea Arnold, Joe Cornish, Danny Boyle, Ben Wheatley, Miranda July and Walter Salles.
2012's releases so far include Phyllida Lloyd's THE IRON LADY, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, and Steve McQueen's SHAME.
Anna takes to Film4 a BAFTA award-winning track record in digtal media production and consulting, followed by 8 years as an independent producer with Quark Films whose films are as diverse as SXSW 2010 premiere THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS and work with the Mighty Boosh and the Arctic Monkeys.
Charlotte Mickie is the Executive Vice President of Entertainment One, a Canadian company that produces, distributes and sells film and television around the world. Charlotte is currently handling a slate that includes, among other films, Sundance 2012 Grand Jury Prize winner BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD by Benh Zeitlin, KEYHOLE, the latest film by Guy Maddin, starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini and Udo Kier, Cannes competition entry SLEEPING BEAUTY from director Julia Leigh, DREAMS OF A LIFE by Carol Morley, and Paul Andrew Williams’ upcoming SONG FOR MARION, starring Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave and Gemma Arterton. Other recent films on Charlotte’s slate include ANIMAL KINGDOM, directed by David Michôd and starring Guy Pearce, Ben Mendelsohn and Academy Award® nominee Jacki Weaver, the Oscar®-nominated documentary WASTE LAND directed by Lucy Walker, and the Oscar®-nominated drama INCENDIES directed by Denis Villeneuve. Charlotte was previously a Managing Director of Celluloid Dreams where she handled films such as FUNNY GAMES, SAVAGE GRACE, I’M NOT THERE and WATER.
Programming Associate, World Cinema, Sundance Film Festival, Programmer, Mexican Feature Competition, Morelia FIlm Festival, Advisory Board Member, San Antonio's Cinefestival,
Programmer for Downtown Independent's Official Selection series,
and rookie blogger.
Hugues Barbier has been working for the Strasbourg European Fantastic Film Festival (SEFFF - France) for three years, programming films and contributing to broader festival planning and organization. In November 2010 he moved to Ithaca (NY), and while still working for the SEFFF, programmed in 2011 a monthly series of genre movies called ‘Fantastic Film Fridays: From Trash to Treasure’ at Cornell Cinema. He's also the Co-Founder of the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival (IIFFF) that will premiere in November 2012.
Ryan Krivoshey is the Director of Distribution at The Cinema Guild, a distributor of independent, foreign and documentary film. Mr. Krivoshey has been with the company since 2002 and currently oversees its theatrical, home video, digital, television and non-theatrical operations. During this time, The Cinema Guild has released such acclaimed films as THE INTERRUPTERS, MARWENCOL, SWEETGRASS, THE BEACHES OF AGNES, 35 SHOTS OF RUM and BEESWAX.
is a programmer for the 2-in-1 International Film Festival in Moscow and oversees the short film section as well as side programs and retrospectives.