On Monday, July 25 at 7:30pm, ITVS and the San Francisco Film Society will team up to present a panel on the ever-expanding field of digital filmmaking. From presenting on new approaches for crowdfunding to best practices for online distribution — Monday's event includes filmmakers, festival directors, start-up founders, and digital innovators.
The tools of production have been democratized. The world is flat. We get it. So now that anyone can make a film, will anyone watch it? Monday's film arts forum called "How Soon is Now?" will be a conversation on the shifting terrain of filmmaking from the perspective of content creators, packagers, and distributors.
The panel, moderated by the Film Society's Michele Turnure-Salleo, will include:
• Shawn Bercuson, Founder and CEO of Prescreen.com
• Jonathan Marlow, Co-Founder and Vice President of Content Development and Acquisitions at Fandor
Plus, ITVS veteran and Senior Programer Richard Saiz will deliver a keynote address in celebration of ITVS's 20th Anniversary and continued support for independent filmmakers.
Tickets are only $10 ($7 for SFFS members) and can be purchased here.
From our blog
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May 9, 2018
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