The Panels (schedule and descriptions)

 

In their unique style, Bellatazza will be serving coffee from their 1970 Citroen H Van.  So grab your favorite drink & head over to The Nature of Words to join these FREE discussions with our 2012 BendFilm Filmmakers & Jurors!

 

Panel #1 - Surviving “The Business”

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The Nature of Words

224 NW Oregon Avenue

10:30AM – 12:00PM

 

The constant refrain in Hollywood is "Don't quit your day job." In addition to the fact that “the business” is incredibly competitive, it’s also difficult to ascertain which jobs within it actually pay. Aspiring writers, directors and producers have to figure out what pitching, getting an agent and optioning actually mean while staying financially afloat. Join our award-winning panel for an enlightening session on traditional and innovative ways to bring home the bacon. From getting your foot in the door, to networking, our filmmakers will share their first-hand experiences to help you develop a specific plan, as well as provide answers to the question “How do these guys make a living?”

 

Joining us for this panel: Morgan FaustTick Tock Time Emporium, director & Gimme the Loot, editor; Tom GandyStitched, director; Aundré JohnsonKrakow, director; Jena MorenoStitched, director; Seth StarkThe Dancer, director.

 

Moderated by: Betsy Sharkey, Film Critic for the Los Angeles Times

 

Panel #2 - Mastering Your Festival Run

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The Nature of Words

224 NW Oregon Avenue

1:00PM – 2:30PM

 

Film Festivals provide independent filmmakers the chance to connect with audiences, gain broad public exposure and attract critical attention for their work. Navigating through the hundreds of  festivals out there can be a daunting and an expensive task. What are film festival programmers looking for and what exactly happens inside the film festival jury room? And what are filmmakers coming up against as they start their festival journey?  Thomas Phillipson, film programmer at the Northwest Film Center and Director of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival & 2012 juror, is joined by filmmakers & jurors to offer a peek behind the curtain and a practical overview of the festival process, from finding the right festival types to interacting with festivals to maximize your experience. Learn how to streamline your efforts, avoid common pitfalls and focus on getting your film in front of the right eyes.

 

Joining us for this panel: Jonathan FosterNot That Funny, writer; Jim Hemphill, The Trouble with the Truth, director; Jon Korn, 2012 juror; Katie O’GradyHot in the Zipper, actor & 2011 Best of the Northwest award winner, Rid of meSteven Wilson, 2012 juror.