INSIGHT: KEN BURNS
A MASTER CLASS CONVERSATION
Saturday, October 6 • 11:00 am
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns's ground-breaking works on some of the great topics of our times—The Civil War (1990), The National Parks (2009) and Prohibition (2011)—have set the standard for American documentary filmmaking. Join Burns for an in-depth master-class conversation about his work with writer-film critic Michael Fox.
NETWORKING IN NATURE
ACTIVE CINEMA: HIKE AND IDEAS EXCHANGE
Saturday, October 13 • 10:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Hike: Meet at 10:15 am at Tennessee Valley trailhead parking lot/picnic area. Hike followed by informatl group discussions and refreshments back at the picnic area.
Bay Area filmmakers host a hike and skills exchange. Meet, hike and exchange ideas and wisdom on filmmaking, filmmaker resources, activism and strategies for environmental preservation. Some of the best information is garnered in peer-to-peer conversations. Bring water; wear good hiking shoes. All are welcome!
Filmmaker hike hosts: John Antonelli, Tom Dusenbery, Nancy Kelly, Will Parinello, Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, Kenji Yamamoto and more
Sunday, October 7 • 9:00 am
Intro Meeting, Old Mill Park, Mill Valley
Sunday, October 7, Public Screening • 8:00 pm
MVFF's popular collaboration with Cinemasports' Jin Joo returns with an international tournament. Arrive with your crew equipped to create, shoot and edit your masterpiece by the same-day deadline. Teams will vie to finish a short film or music video before sundown with three mandatory Active Cinema-inspired "ingredients." These might include a water bottle, an elephant or Wonder Woman! Films made by teams in Azerbaijan, South Africa and Taiwan on the same weekend with the same ingredients will screen alongside local productions.
FREE Sign-up required on a first-come, first-served basis.
Public Screening $10
Sign-up online: www.cinemasports.com
JOIN THE DISCUSSION:
INDEPENDENT FILM IN THE 21ST CENTURY: OPPORTUNITY OR CHALLENGE?
Sunday, October 7 • 1:00 pm
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
Industry pundits have predicted that thousands of independent art houses will be forced out of business in the next few years due to the cost of digital-projection installation (upwards of $70,000). Couple that with the narrowing of the gap between theatrical and home-market release dates, and most importantly with rapidly evolving technologies and platforms for on-demand streaming at home, on the road and through smart phones and every conceivable mobile device, and indie exhibitors truly are facing an unparalleled crisis.
What do these changes mean for independent filmmakers, distributors and theaters? What previously untapped forms of revenue will evolve to sustain a sector that is increasingly being squeezed by their much bigger studio cousins?
For a better understanding of these complex issues, join theatrical distribution veterans and new-tech and -platform entrepreneurs in a spirited discussion on the thrills and hazards of releasing indie films and creating new forms of intellectual property in this decentralized moment.
Jan Klingelhofer, Principal, Pacific Film Resources, has worked in movie distribution and exhibition for over thirty years. Formerly Landmark Theatre Corporation's Vice President of Film Buying, Klingelhofer launched her own consulting service advising independent theatre owners in the U.S. and is one of the founding members of the Art House Convergence leadership committee.
John Corpus, the CEO of Milyoni, which assists entertainment companies in leveraging the power of social networking on Facebook. Milyoni has powered some of the biggest social entertainment campaigns on the site, including its first pay-per-view offering, The Dark Knight.
Eric Lachter, the Director of Marketing at Roku, which is the little box that lets you stream Netflix, Pandora, Hulu Plus and 500 other channels to your TV.
Moderator: Tiffany Shlain, Award-winning filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Honored byNewsweek as one of the "Women Shaping the 21st Century," Shlain's most recent four films all premierd at Sundance, including her acclaimed 2011 documentary Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology.
PANEL AND RECEPTION $20
Reception with the panelists, catered by Il Davide restaurant, follows the panel.
* All New Movies Lab participants subject to change.