Why is Everyone Doing Karaoke at Film Festivals?

Mar 12, 2017 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Why is Everyone Doing Karaoke at Film Festivals?


Aaron Hillis


Jen Yamato

Los Angeles Times

Roxanne Benjamin

We Summon the Darkness

Tom Hall

Montclair Film Festival

Karaoke has long been the film festival attendee's drug of choice, but why? What exactly does a memorable Fred Schneider impression while belting "Love Shack" have to do with movies?

Hear from industry veterans about the importance of karaoke parties, from the professional connections forged to the deals (seriously!) being made within. Networking only gets easier after inhibitions are lowered & everyone allows themselves to be vulnerable onstage. Can't sing? No problem, as long as you exude showmanship and passion to get on the right people's radars.

As a bonus: every ten minutes, one of our panelists will perform a song to show the newbies what it takes to get ahead in indie film.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate