Presentation: Seed & Spark on Crowdfunding

May 2, 2017 4:00pm

Crowdfunding 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 4:30pm

You 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 4:30pm

Learn 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...

Panel: Animation

May 4, 2017 4:30pm

Come meet the experts on Animation and hear what they have to say about the future of animation.

Andy London, London Squared/HOSTOS, CUNY/Harvard
Tucker Klein, Character Designer
Yvonne Grzenkowicz, EyeSnare Productions



Panel: Distribution

May 5, 2017 4:30pm

Join 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 12:00pm

Lights! 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 12:00pm

How 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 2:00pm

Join 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 2:00pm

Come 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 4:00pm

Come join us for a presentation on 3D Scanning and Mixed Reality with Pretend Labs.

Brandon Henriquez

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...

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