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Florida Film Fest Offers Wide-ranging Forums
By Douglas Lorah
The Florida Film Festival continues to bring film discussion forums covering current topics in the industry. All of the forums are free and open to the public. Below is a breakdown of what they are, when they are, and who is speaking.
Our Digital Future: Innovation at the Intersection of Creativity and Technology
- Discussions about digital media from photography and film to gaming.
- Panelists include Andre Thomas (EA Sports), Evan Jones (Snap! Orlando), Bob Allen (ideas Orlando), and moderator Chip Weston (Full Sail).
- Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00am-12:30pm | Enzian Theater
Anatomy of the Short Film
- Discussions include story structure, logistical considerations, marketing, and distribution.
- Panelists will be comprised of industry experts and members of Full Sail's Film Program.
- Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30pm-3:00pm | Full Sail
The Changing Face of Distribution
- Discussion about how independent filmmakers can get their film to market.
- Panelists include Amanda Lebow (Oscilloscope Laboratories), Dylan Marchetti (Variance Films), Edward Arentz (Music Box Films), John Von Thaden (Magnolia Pictures), and moderator Adam Birnbaum (Nova Theatre Circuit & Enzian Theater).
- Thursday, April 11 | 11:00am-12:30pm | Enzian Theater
Perseverance: Women in the Industry
- Discussion about unique challenges facing women trying to break into the industry.
- Panelists include Sari Gilman (Kings Point, Ghosts of Abu Ghraib), Brooke Sebold (Red Without Blue, After the Snow), Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan, HBO's Sex and the City), Sylvia Caminer (Tanzania: A Friendship Journey, An Affair of the Heart), and moderator Anne Watters (Full Sail).
- Friday, April 12 | 11:00am-12:30pm | Enzian Theater
- Discussion that runs the gamut of this storytelling art form.
- Panelists consist of filmmakers with exhibiting films at the festival. Moderated by Rollins College professor Denise Cummings.
- Friday, April 12 | 2:00pm-3:30pm | Regal Cinemas
1300 South Orlando Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
Full Sail University
Entertainment Business Auditorium (next to Full Sail Live)
141 University Park Drive
Winter Park, FL 32792
Regal Cinemas Winter Park Village
510 North Orlando Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789