Below is a list of this year’s workshops to be featured at our festival, April 8-10. All workshops will be held at Staybridge Suites right next to the theater where the festival is held. See a volunteer or the information desk at the festival for more information.
Publicity That Works
Presented by: Sharen Rooks
Friday April 8, 2011 • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Panel discussion includes: How to market your product, when to begin marketing, building a fan base, proper media protocol, where’s the money?, importance of Brand Identity, what’s the real message?, the importance of PR, and who are your Key Team Members?
Presented by: Presented by Fuel Film, along with guest speaker, Kelley Baker.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 10am – 11:30am
In association with FuelFilm: Memphis, this treatments work shop isdesigned to help the film maker develop the writing skills to deliver asuccinct and high impact treatment. Studios and investors don’t readoutlines and before they read a script they must be sold on a treatment.Our workshop will focus on the key ingredients to get your treatmentnoticed. with guest speaker, The Angry Filmmaker, Kelley Baker.
How To Use Indie GoGo to Fund Your Creative Project
Presented by: Presented by Slava Rubin, CEO and co-founder of IndieGoGo
withfilmmakers Eric Schwartz, Sarah Bolton, Matteo Servente and SarahLedbetter.
Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Since 2008, over 22,000 campaigns, including 1000s of filmmakersand musicians, have raised millions of dollars using IndieGoGo, in159 countries. Online financing is changing the shape of the creativeindustry. IndieGoGo (www.indiegogo.com) is breaking down thebarriers of traditional funding and distribution. Hear from Slava Rubin,co-founder of IndieGoGo, and successful campaign owners about how to get the most moneyfrom your online funding campaign.
Songs In Cinema: When Is Enough Too Much ?
Presented by: Pat McDonald
Saturday, April 9, 2011 • 3 – 4pm
When do songs work to help tell a story, and when do they becomea distraction; What kinds of songs will DATE a movie and whichones will be timeless, and should this matter to an artist? When dosoundtrack CD considerations become the tail that wagged the dog?Examples of GREAT films that had songs that really WORKED.
Presented by Jeff Celentano, Film Director, Writer, Actor
Sunday, April 10, 2011 • 1pm – 2pm
Jeff’s workshop ranges in ages from children – ages 6+, pre-teen,teens, and adult. He specializes in cold read and scene studyworkshops with an emphasis on Meisner techniques.
The Indie Film – Practical Special FX Panel
Presented by Duan Craig
Sunday, April, 10, 2011 • 2:30pm – 3:30pm
A do-it-yourself demo and panel designed to help even the absolutebeginner learn how to add gore and thrills with every day, storeboughtproducts, as well as teaching some camera trickery.