Day one of the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) is in the books. This is an exciting opportunity afforded me by South Texas Underground Film. I’ve been able to meet, brainstorm, learn from and with, and share an “Austin City Limits” cocktail with representatives from SENE, TIFF, and Savannah Film Festival to name a few. Rather than bore you with details, I’ll just send you to IFFS’s’s”s”’s’s””ss agenda site for a closer look, press mouse button here.
Where: Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704, 888-421-1442
A bat helps John Sloss open the opening keynote address
Texas River Boat Cruise
Opening Keynote: “The Indie World’s Top Powerhouse Lawyer, Super Sales Agent and Academy Award®-winning Executive Producer” The Corporate lawyer turned -top film sales agent and executive producer at Cinetic Media, John Sloss, has brokered major bombshell festival deals like Napoleon Dynamite, Super Size Me and Little Miss Sunshine. Learn from the man credited with the label “King of Sundance” as he tells us what every festival needs to know about the indie film market.
Leveraging Distribution at your Festival Hear from experts from Lantern Lane Entertainment, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, GoDigital Distribution,Traction Media, and Film Festival Flix as these pioneers of digital distribution discuss how they have successfully leveraged digital technologies through the evolution of their business models to benefit festivals and filmmakers. (l to r) Moderator: David Garber, Lantern Lane Entertainment Panelist: Panelist: Eric Stein, Programming & Acquisitions, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution Panelist: Benjamin Oberman, President / CEO, Film Festival Flix Logan Mulvey, CEO, GOdigital Panelist: Rick Allen, CEO, SnagFilms
Anatomy of Programming: Toronto International Film Festival® Arguably the most anticipated and star-studded film festival in the world (a certain French one excepted), Toronto International Film Festival prides itself on the depth and breadth of its programming. The Toronto International Film Festival® , will provide a behind the scenes look at “The Anatomy of Programming: Toronto International Film Festival®”. The team will be discussing how it discovers the best World and Canadian cinema for the festival and at TIFF Bell Lightbox, 365 days a year. Learn from Programmer Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo (Canadian Feature Films), Colin Geddes (Vanguardand Midnight Madness programmes), Jane Schoettle (Australia, New Zealand, Israel, American independent cinema) and Magali Simard (the Festival’s Short Cuts Canada programme as well as New Releases and TIFF Cinematheque, and at TIFF Bell Lightbox) and gain insight into how, piece by piece, TIFF finds and programs the world’s finest films. Panelist: Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Programmer (Canadian feature films), Toronto International Film Festival Panelist: Colin Geddes, Programmer (Midnight Madness and Vanguard programmes), Toronto International Film Festival Panelist: Jane Schoettle, International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival Panelist: Magali Simard, Programmer (The Festival’s Short Cuts Canada programme as well as New Releases and TIFF Cinematheque, and at TIFF Bell Lightbox), Toronto International Film Festival