90 Minute Film School
Reincarnations of Story Across Multiple Media
Mischa Jakupcak will share the benefits and challenges of telling a personal story in multiple distinct mediums. She will be using Potato Dreams of America as a blueprint, for which she produced a documentary and virtual reality short as well as a successful narrative feature.
Sharing Equity Through Independent Film
As financial windows close for many up-and-coming filmmakers, new avenues must be explored to create economic pathways for independent films. Crowd equity platforms are trailblazers into a new form of ownership for audiences and filmmakers alike. Mari Walker will guide you through her experience using Wefunder to secure a budget for her first film See You Then.
Expanding Audience: Empowering Filmmakers to Engage in Accessibility
Anna Feder is a film exhibitor of over 25 years and newly minted filmmaker with a passion for engaging in the work of expanding audience through accessibility. She’ll discuss the importance of adding captioning and descriptive audio to your work to make cinemas a more inclusive community gathering space and ensure your art reaches more hearts and minds.
Call to Action: Quenching The Thirst of Cinema Deserts
Eileen Level currently lives in a cinema desert and is addressing the gap in her own Brooklyn neighborhood by cultivating new audiences and finding mutually beneficial pathways for both filmmakers and these forgotten audiences. Hear from a rising exhibitor on her journey to carve a path for her in an area of our film ecosystem often shrouded in mystery.
Restoring Faith in Fair Use: A Case Study
Annie Berman's 'Restoring Faith in Fair Use' is aimed at empowering you with the tools to exercise your fair use rights utilizing her feature film The Faithful: The King, The Pope, The Princess (2021) as a case study along with concrete examples from the highly educational doc on this subject, Other People's Footage (2022).
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