Mentors - Publicity and Marketing: Elizabeth Benjamin (Together Films)
Saturday, March 12
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Publicity, and marketing can make or break a film. Come get some hands on information about the modern role of PR, and how marketing impacts filmmakers and their films today.
This Mentor Session requires advance online sign up and is available to all Film, Gold, and Platinum badgeholders on a first-come, first-served basis. Online sign ups will open in February.
Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.
Impact Producer & Comms Consultant
Elizabeth (UK/USA) has over 13 years PR and marketing experience having worked at the British Film Institute and as a freelance film publicist, specialising in projects with strong social, artistic...Show the rest
Elizabeth (UK/USA) has over 13 years PR and marketing experience having worked at the British Film Institute and as a freelance film publicist, specialising in projects with strong social, artistic or musical content. She has worked with actors including the late Dennis Hopper and Isabelle Huppert, artists such as Samuel Fosso and Andrew Kotting, directors from Laura Poitras, Harmony Korine, Shane Meadows to The Dardenne brothers, and with musicians including Edwyn Collins, Daft Punk, Songhoy Blues and The Pixies. She has lead initial unit production PR through to festivals and distribution of theatrical releases, DVD/VOD and online, and has lead premieres and festivals such as The British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), The East End Film Festival, Birds Eye View Film Festival (for women filmmakers – 6 years running) and many more.
Elizabeth is part of The ‘Impact Producers Group’, a global network of independent service providers who design and execute social impact distribution campaigns for film and media projects. In 2014 she co-founded Togetherfilms an ethical agency specialising in distribution and impact campaigns for critically acclaimed feature films and documentaries with a social issue at the core. She leads on Outreach & Comms strategies for the organisation (www.togetherfilms.org).
Elizabeth creates partnerships, outreach strategies and educational elements to do with film and the arts. She has consulted and acted as a mentor to filmmakers and organisations from Dazed & Confused to Film London and the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival.
CLIENTS & PARTNERS
Dazed, Radius, Kino Lorber, Vimeo, Curzon Artificial Eye, Pulse Films, Optimum Releasing/Canal+, BRITDOC, Metrodome, Warp Films & Warp X, Pathe, Momentum Pictures, Vertigo films, Contender Films, Verve Pictures, Peccadillo Pictures, Plexi, Hollywood Classics, BAFTA, BIFA, Shooting people, ICA, BFI...