90 Minute Film School

Date TBA

Crowdfunding to Build an Independent Career
Emily Best, Seed and Spark
Want to know where all the money is to fund your work for your whole career? It’s with your audience. Who is your audience? Come find out.

Getting Personal
Sav Rodgers, Chasing Chasing Amy
Chronicling the journey of making an intensely personal documentary from an insider’s POV, filmmaker Sav will share first-hand knowledge about the hustle, and how to get your story seen in unconventional and untraditional ways.

Making a social issue documentary: from intention to impact
Chelsea Hernandez, Building the American Dream
How to make a social impact documentary from the ground up. Tips on how to find money, build a team, and make impact before the film is even finished.

Maximizing The Festival Circuit
Lela Meadow Connor, Film Festival Alliance
Insider tips and tricks to maximize your festival journey from submission to screening and beyond.

Beyond Film Festivals: DIY Exhibition for Your Film
Anna Feder, Bright Lights Film Series
From educational screenings to four walling a theater; we’ll explore other ways to get your film on the big screen and in front of the right audience.

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

Emily Best


Anna Feder

Bright Lights Cinema Series At Emerson College

Chelsea Hernandez

Panda Bear Films

Lela Meadow-Conner

Film Festival Alliance

Sav Rodgers

Professional Amateur Productions

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