Moderated by: Thomas Phillipson, Northwest Film Center, 2012 juror

 

Panel #3 - The "A-ha" Moment - The Documentary Film

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

The Nature of Words

224 NW Oregon Avenue

10:30AM – 12:00PM

 

Many of us have heard or said the words "That would make a great movie!" Documentary films begin with the same spark. These panelists have fanned that original idea into a finished film. Researching your story, shooting hundreds of hours of footage, adding archival elements and paring it down to a piece that informs and entertains is a challenging process. Examine documentary filmmaking from the early stages of planning through all of the hurdles unique to this genre of filmmaking.  Today’s technology allows for new ways to access and deliver the story and the result has been several commercially successful documentaries. Our panelists will explain how they choose their subjects, and what they learned along the way to create the documentaries at this year’s festival.

 

Joining us for this panel: Brian BolsterThe Lookout, director; Sarah Henderson, We Grew Wings, director, cinematographer, producer; Todd KellsteinBuffalo Girls, director; Constantine PapanicolaouThe Ordinary Skier, director; Forrest PoundWatershed, director.

           

Moderated by: Andy Grieve, 2012 juror

 

Panel #4 - Lost & Found *

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

The Nature of Words

224 NW Oregon Avenue

1:00PM – 2:30PM

 

Orphans and inmates on opposite sides of the world, both considered the lowest in their respective societies, find each other and together find something they'd both lost...hope. The catalyst? An unassuming couple from Bend, Oregon. This panel will discuss how storytelling through film—here the story of two people who are dramatically changing hundreds of lives—can profoundly touch audiences while bringing attention to important causes and inspiring meaningful action.

 

Joining us for this panel: Charles Otto, former child soldier & orphan; Bob & Carol Higgins, founders of Otino Waa Children's Village; Douglas Omara, assistant administrator of Otino Waa; Sandy Cummings, director.