After you’ve made your film, it’s time to begin the important step of getting it seen. What does it take to get your film in front of audiences? From getting into festivals, to securing an agent, to making a deal, this daylong boot camp at the IFC Center, co-presented by Impact Partners, will cover it all! Ticket price also includes admission to and a free drink at a post-workshop happy hour!
Launching Your Doc Into The World Boot Camp Schedule
10AM-11AM AGENT SECRETS
Do you really need an agent? At what stage should you seek one out? Does having an agent really give you a leg up on your competition? Agents and experts Graham Fine (The Film Sales Company) and Alexis Galfas (Cinetic Media) and others lay it out in this panel.
11AM-12PM WHAT DO FESTIVALS WANT?
Why do some films seem to get in to all the festivals? How do you break through the noise? Hear from our panel of programmers including Megan Costello (Hamptons International Film Festival), Dominic Davis (Rooftop Films), Tom Hall (Montclair Film Festival), and Lucy Mukerjee (Tribeca Film Festival) about what they are on the lookout for.
1PM-2PM WHAT ARE DISTRIBUTORS LOOKING FOR?
There’s tough competition out there for distribution. How do you get your film noticed and what will make you stand out in the crowd? Experts such as Justine Nagan (POV) break it down for us and share the nuts and bolts regarding what they are looking for.
2PM-3PM PUBLICITY AND MARKETING
Developing a solid strategy for creating an engaged community for your film is necessary to maximize your film’s exposure. Hear from experts in publicity and social outreach Anna Barnes (Cinetic Media), Sara Keiner (Cinereach), Kristin McCracken (Hamptons International Film Festival), George Nicholis (Magnolia Pictures), and Susan Norget (Susan Norget Film Promotion) who provide the tools and show the way.
3PM-4PM CASE STUDIES
Jenny Raskin (Impact Partners) leads this discussion with filmmakers Jessica Devaney, Howard Gertler, and Amanda Lipitz, exploring the ups and downs and the lessons learned from the journey of launching their documentary film projects.
4PM-5PM HAPPY HOUR
Join us for a free drink and talk about everything you’ve learned!