2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

What Film Can Learn from Tech: And VICE VERSA

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There have been incredible advancements in both film and startup ideology in the last 10 years. Yes! Everyone should read the Lean Startup and apply what tech founders have learned to film productions. But what might tech folks learn from the profoundly collaborative community of filmmakers? We're bringing filmmakers and technology folks together (and many who do both!) to meet each other and learn what kind of cross industry collaborations we might get up to.



Emily Best

Founder & CEO


Emily Best founded Seed&Spark to make a contribution to the truly independent community in which she would like to make moving pictures. Seed&Spark combines crowdfunding and distribution in one platform for a seamless filmmaker and audience experience. In 2011, she had the great fortune of producing her first feature with a remarkable group of women. The spirit, the community and the challenges of that project, Like the Water, inspired Seed&Spark. Since then, she has toured festivals and conferences talking about social capital, was named one of Indiewire's Influencers, and recently launched Bright Ideas magazine. Before producing Like the Water, Emily produced theater, worked as a vision and values strategy consultant for Best Partners, ran restaurants, studied jazz singing at the Taller de Musics, and tour guided and cooked in Barcelona.

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