2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

New Partnerships In Digital Storytelling

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 17B
531 E 4th St


Are the futures of journalism and documentary intertwined? Filmmakers and journalists each play a vital role in informing the American public. While journalists excel at breaking news, filmmakers illuminate the personal, human stories behind the headlines. Doc film nonprofit ITVS presents, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg of The Atlantic, Erika Cohn, director of the documentary In Football We Trust, and Lois Vossen, Executive Producer of the anthology documentary series Independent Lens on PBS, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of a new model of in-depth storytelling, and provide insight on how journalists and filmmakers can work together to strike up critical conversations.

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Erika Cohn at SXSW

Erika Cohn

Award-winning Documentary & Narrative Dir/Producer

Idle Wild Films

Erika Cohn has received numerous accolades for her work, including a Director’s Guild of America award for her film, When the Voices Fade, a narrative profile of the Lebanese-Israeli war of 2006, a...

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Kasia Cieplak Mayr von Baldegg at SXSW

Kasia Cieplak Mayr von Baldegg

Exec Producer

The Atlantic

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original ...

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Lois Vossen at SXSW

Lois Vossen

Exec Producer

Independent Lens

Lois Vossen, founder and executive producer of Independent Lens, is responsible for commissioning new work, curating the series, and working closely with ITVS and Independent Lens-funded filmmakers...

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