Film Arts Forum: Sundance Confidential
Decempber 7, 7:30 pm
(444 Jessie st)
Film Arts Forum is the Film Society’s bimonthly information-sharing, discussion, networking, professional development filmmaker jamboree. It’s an opportunity for Bay Area filmmakers and cineastes to meet one another and talk about their craft.
The Sundance Film Festival has grown from a small, informal festival into the world's largest showcase and marketplace for independent film. For filmmakers, a trip to Sundance can be a career-changing event, and strategic planning is key.
Sundance Confidential will explore, explain and demystify independent filmmaking’s big event. Learn from the real-world experiences of festival screeners, alumni filmmakers, publicists and other insiders who will be on hand to offer advice for getting the most out of the Sundance experience, even if you don’t have a film showing.
The panelists for the evening possess an impressive collective breadth of experience and knowledge about Sundance. Gail Silva served on two key Sundance advisory committees from 1990 to 2003 and is currently a screener for the festival’s World Cinema Documentary Competition. Entertainment lawyer George Rush has represented seven films at Sundance during the last four years. Adam Keker’s film On the Assassination of the President premiered at Sundance in 2008 and won the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award for best Bay Area short film that same year. Hilary Hart, the San Francisco Film Society’s director of publicity, has attended Sundance annually since 1996.
Following the panel, Yoav Potash, who recently was awarded a documentary fund grant from the Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, will screen a clip from his current project Crime After Crime, a behind-bars look at women in prison and the intersection of law enforcement and domestic violence.
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Added by cinesoul on November 19, 2009