Schedule

May 29 – June1, 2015

Friday Afternoon

  • 3:00-5:00
    Arrive, register, unpack, look around
  • 5:00-5:30
    Happy Hour networking

Friday Evening

  • 5:30-6:30
    “What’s my line?”
    Group activity plotting answers on board, to break the ice, introductions/Happy Hour
  • 6:30-7:30
    Dinner
  • 7:45-9:00
    “Silver Linings”
    Master Class with Steve James. Steve will offer excerpts from his films on the theme of “When things don’t go according to plan, how do we overcome obstacles and create meaningful, rewarding films?
  • 9:00-late
    Bonfire: “The Phoenix Rises”
    storytelling, continuing on Steve’s presentation (Stay in conference room if it rains.)

Saturday Morning

  • 8:00-9:00
    Breakfast
  • 9:00–12:30
    “Blurred Lines: Non-Traditional Approaches to Non-Fiction”

    • 9:00-10:00—”Not (Only) For Profit: What Filmmakers Can Learn from Nonprofits” in non-fiction storytelling: A case study: “King Corn” [Curt Ellis]
    • 10:00-11:00—Making Change: An Advocacy-Driven Approach to Documentary, and the Art of the Social Impact Campaign” [Caitlin Boyle]
    • 11:00-11:20-Break

Saturday Afternoon

  • 12:30-1:30
    Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30
    “On the Drawing Board: Work-in-Progress, Part 1”
  • 3:00-4:45
    ”ISO…” Speed dating with one-on-one slots with presenters”
  • 4:00-5:30
    Free Time

Saturday evening

  • 5:30-6:30
    Happy Hour
  • 6:30-7:30
    Dinner
  • 7:30-9:30
    Keynote Screening and Q&A—Steve James feature presentation, Q/A
  • 9:30-late
    Bonfire

Sunday Morning

  • 9:00-10:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00-10:10
    Overview of day’s activities
  • 10:10-12:00
    The Long and Winding Road through Distribution

    • 10:10-11:00—Festivals today—worth the entry fee? Panel Discussion
    • 11:10-12:00: “A la Carte v. Prix Fixe” distribution using grassroots engagement campaigns [Caitlin Boyle]Vessel as a case study

Sunday Afternoon

  • 12:00-1:00
    Lunch
  • 1:00-2:30
    “On the Drawing Board: Work-in-Progress, Part 2”
  • 2:30-4:30
    “It Takes a Village—Collaborating with your artistic team”

    • 2:30-3:30—“Cutter’s Way: Working with an Editor” [Greg Snider]
    • 3:30-4:30—“Oh, Shoot! Working with a DP” [Courtney Hermann]
  • 4:00-6:00
    Free Time
  • 6:00-6:30
    Happy Hour
  • 6:30-7:30
    Dinner
  • 7:30-9:30
    Feature screening
    TBA
  • 9:30-late
    Bonfire

Monday Morning

  • 9:00-10:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00-11:20
    “On the Drawing Board: Work-in-Progress, Part 3”
  • 10:30-Noon
    “Gear up—Pro Photo Camera demo and talk TBA

Monday afternoon

  • 12:00-1:00
    Lunch and Wrap-up
  • 1:00
    Pack and go