Mentors - Programming: Jacqueline Lyanga (AFI)
Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Festivals and markets are as vital as ever in today's filmmaking scene. Learn what to do - and more importantly, what not to do - when it comes to festival submissions, festival attendance, and beyond for your films.
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.
AFI FEST/American Film Institute
Jacqueline Lyanga is the Director of AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s (AFI) annual film festival in Los Angeles; it’s a position that she has held since 2010, but she has worked for AFI sinc...Show the rest
Jacqueline Lyanga is the Director of AFI FEST, the American Film Institute’s (AFI) annual film festival in Los Angeles; it’s a position that she has held since 2010, but she has worked for AFI since 2005, as a programmer and producer of year-round and festival programs. She has been a guest and moderator of industry panels at the Berlinale, the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), has been a member of the grants review committee for the Austin Film Society and has served on international film festival juries at festivals such as the Edinburgh International Film Festival, OUTFEST and TIFF. Prior to working for AFI FEST, Ms. Lyanga worked for a number of other film organizations including TIFF, the Slamdance Film Festival and the Independent Film & Television Alliance (producers of the American Film Market). She has worked in film production and distribution for Triptych Media, October Films, and Polygram Filmed Entertainment, and has developed projects for film and television for the CBC, BET Pictures, Disney, Lifetime, Urban Entertainment and the Robey Theater Company.
Ms. Lyanga holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies and Art History from the University of Toronto and an M.F.A from the American Film Institute.Hide the rest