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Mentors: Funding / Financing

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Ask questions and talk with industry members about financing for film, different funding platforms, opportunities and ways to get your project off the ground.

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 session with John Trigonis:
To sign up for a session with Meghan Oliver:
To sign up for a session with Holly Herrick:
To sign up for a session with Lois Vossen:
To sign up for a session with Lu Lippold:
To sign up for a session with Scilla Andreen:



Writer, filmmaker, and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers, published by Michael Wiese Productions. Film, Web & Video Manager at Indiegogo. Raised right on coffee, comics and red wine. @Trigonis on Twitter.

Holly Herrick Assoc Artistic Dir Austin Film Society

Lois Vossen Sr Series Producer Independent Lens

Lois Vossen is the founding and Senior Series Producer of Independent Lens. She is responsible for the co-curation of the series and works with filmmakers on content, editorial, and related broadcast issues. She selects the Independent Lens hosts, writes and produces the host shoot, and works with the communications team on the marketing campaigns of the series. In its first ten seasons, Independent Lens received 7 Emmy Awards, 10 Peabody Awards, 4 DuPont Awards, and has been nominated for 6 Academy Awards.

Lu Lippold McKnight Programs Administrator IFP Minnesota/McKnight Foundation

Administers McKnight Foundation film funding programs through IFP Minnesota: the New Media Project Grant and the McKnight Media Arts Fellowships. Writes for the Twin Cities Daily Planet and the Flyway Film Festival. Used to be a documentary filmmaker, but it got too annoying.

Meghan Oliver Motion Picture Finance Agent Paradigm

Scilla Andreen CEO and Co-founder IndieFlix

Scilla Andreen is the CEO and co-founder of IndieFlix, an online streaming service dedicated to independent film and filmmakers. She is also founder of the IndieFlix Foundation, creator of the Film Festival in a Box movie game, and the Tag Now, Watch Later IndieFlix app. In addition, she is an award-winning producer and Emmy-nominated costume designer.

Scilla has deep roots in the entertainment industry and is a popular speaker, juror and tireless champion of independent film. In 2004 Scilla co-­founded, an independent film distribution and discovery site founded on the principles of community, promotion, syndication and transparency. IndieFlix filmmakers keep their rights and participate in multiple revenue streams direct from and via third party platforms including Cable, VOD, iTunes, Hulu, Roku and Xbox. The IndieFlix library of film festival titles stands at 4,000+ titles and growing.