2017 Festival Events
Presentation: Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding
May 2, 2017 4:00pmCrowdfunding for filmmakers - Christine Raia gives a step by step walkthrough of how she raised funds for her films and offers her help to the attendees.
Christine Raia: The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience. Crowdfunding has become a fundamental piece of most financing plans for independent film. But most filmmakers miss the op...
Panel: Music Licensing
May 2, 2017 4:30pmYou love that song! You want to use that song in your movie. What rights will you need? Come meet the experts that will explain what a Music Supervisor does, what you should work with a Performing Rights Society, and if you can afford the Synch and Master use fees for the song.
Panel: Film Finance
May 3, 2017 4:30pmLearn straight from the industry professionals on how to finance your next indie film.
Rick Bach, RKA Entertainment
Christine Peluso, Tax Credits Ince
Christine Peluso, Esq, TAX Credits LLC
Christine Peluso has directed the national development of the company’s film producti...
May 4, 2017 4:30pmCome meet the experts on Animation and hear what they have to say about the future of animation.
Andy London, London Squared/HOSTOS, CUNY/Harvard
Signe Baumane, ROCKS IN MY POCKETS and MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Tucker Klein, Character Designer
Yvonne Grzenkowicz, EyeSnare Productions
May 5, 2017 4:30pmJoin us as we investigate the newest alternative distribution strategies for your films and compare them to theses new avenues to the standard distribution models.
John Raisola, Sidewinder Films
Roland Rojas, BidSlate
Amy Shapiro, Vivicast Media
John Raisola, Sidewinder Films: John has be...
Panel: Surviving as a Filmmaker
May 7, 2017 12:00pmLights! Camera! Action! Bills.... How do you satisfy your overhead while feeding your passion as a filmmaker? We ask filmmakers just like you how they do it.
Kevin Frech, Logical Chaos/Filmmaker
Jimmy Kelly, Writer "THE JOANS KILLERS"
Reid Arnstein, Director, ROK Productions, "DEREK IS FUNNY"
Virtual Reality Storytelling
May 7, 2017 12:00pmHow do we tell stories in Virtual Reality? What are the unique techniques that will separate VR from film, games, and other media?
Jon Clinkenbeard of Clinkenfilms will discuss how "true" VR blends cinematic techniques and interactive design to create entirely new experiences and how we are still on our way to unlocking the full potential of Virtual Reality as an art form.
Panel: Women in Entertainment
May 7, 2017 2:00pmJoin our female-driven, NYC Indie Film Festival panel with moderator Megan Boyle as she speaks to top professionals throughout the entertainment industry. Learn how these women use their voice to play a role in tackling various issues facing American society today and how they use their position to further these conversations. We’ll also hear about what they are doing to stand up against and/or...
VR Cinema Presentation
May 7, 2017 2:00pmCome join us for a VR Presentation followed by a discussion open to the audience.
Mark Sternberg, REVRIE Immersive Works
Mark is a co-founder of REVRIE Immersive Works, a cinematic virtual reality production company dedicated to telling compelling narratives, and Cinematic VR NYC, a Meetup group dedicated to helping filmmakers transition into thi...
3D Scanning and Mixed Reality Presentation
May 7, 2017 4:00pmCome join us for a presentation on 3D Scanning and Mixed Reality with Pretend Labs.
Brandon Henriquez is an IT infrastructure expert with more than 10 years experience across multiple industries and runs a NYC based consulting firm. Back in 2014, he had his first Virtual Reality experience at an Engadget expo and was excited abou...