Treat Your Film as a Startup: Ladies Who Hacked It

Women filmmakers have historically faced obstacles to raise money for their films and get distribution deals. As new financing and distribution models emerge and disrupt the industry, how can we best leverage those tools to succeed? Women who hacked the system will tell you all about how to take matters into your own hands to pitch your idea, secure funds, build an audience and a network, and use new tools to self-distribute your film and to get it widely seen. Moderated by Silicon Valley reporter turned investor Ben Parr, this panel focuses on what it takes to get your movie financed and seen in the male-dominated film industry, using lean startup methods to your advantage.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Amber Fares

SocDoc Studios

Christie Marchese

Picture Motion

Sarah Moshman

The Empowerment Project

Nora Poggi

First Round Films LLC


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