Whitewashing, Crowdfunding, Podcasting, Pitching... and bringing FEUD: Bette and Joan to life: Industry Workshops and Panels of the 7th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Fest aim to illuminate and educate.
As a filmmaker-focused event — and the only film festival exclusively devoted to the Brooklyn scene — The Art of Brooklyn is always looking for new ways to help emerging creators grow and succeed, while recognizing the hurdles and issues artists face.
For 2o17 we've teamed up with industry players to bring a slate of educational workshops and hot-button panel discussions to our filmmakers and audiences. We've even programmed a block of them on Saturday, June 10 at St. Francis College to make it even easier to attend!
Creating FEUD from Script to Screen: Talking with co-creator Michael Zam
Michael Zam, screenwriter, NYU instructor, and co-creator of FEUD: Bette and Joan with Ryan Murphy will join with Guest Festival Director, award-winning screenwriter (and former student) Dave Chan to talk about Michael’s writing process for the pilot script of FEUD.
Sat, June 10, 2017 6:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Between Yellow Face and White Washing: Asian Americans in (and on) Film
AoBFF Guest Festival Director Dave Chan leads a lively industry panel discussion on the mis/under-representation of Asian-Americans in a Hollywood that can’t seem to stop white washing Asian stories. This panel will address creative solutions on how to correct this from a grassroots level on up. Panelists include Celia Au (Gotham, Iron Fist), Becky Yamamoto (Fort Tilden, Good Enough), Eddie Shieh (Split End, Film Labs Present series), David Huynh (Hamlet, Vietgone) and Anne Hu (Cake, Balloon)
Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:00pm St. Francis College TICKETS
Crowdfunding to Build Independence: A Workshop with Seed&Spark
Identifying, and then enthusiastically engaging supporters is essential to successfully funding and distributing independent films. This workshop will teach you how to find and engage your fans, run an effective crowdfunding campaign, and then distribute your film— all while preparing you to make your next film. So this workshop isn’t just about crowdfunding: it’s about career building. Seed&Spark is the world’s only streaming and crowdfunding destination, supporting inclusive films and film-related projects with funding, audience building, and distribution.
Sat, June 10, 2017 4:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Pitching To Win: A Workshop With Pitching Guru Squeaky Moore
In her workshop, Squeaky Moore covers common pitching mistakes, how to avoid and correct them. She focuses on the preparation of pitching, outlining what film and media makers need to prepare to be fully ready to pitch. She has developed an invaluable 9 point pitching checklist, including a discussion of pitch materials, packaging your project, researching who to pitch, how to create wishlists for pitching and packaging, mind mapping your pitch to know what to include once you are in front of decision makers, and more.
Fri, June 9, 2017 7:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
The Power of the Podcast: A Workshop with Master Podcaster David Power
The rise of social media, crowdfunding and digital steaming platforms have all had a huge impact on independent film and media makers, in Brooklyn and beyond. In 2017 you can definitely add podcasts to that list. With this panel we are focusing on ways filmmakers can use podcasting as an essential tool to market, fundraise and promote.
Sat, June 10, 2017 8:00 PM St. Francis College TICKETS
Fast, Cheap & Under Control: Micro-Budget Filmaking in NYC
This workshop seminar, led by award-winning filmmaker and Pratt instructor Eric Trenkamp, discusses the fundamentals of talent, location and music releases for indie filmmakers in New York City.
The discussion will provide an understanding of the terminology used in these documents, the legal rights they protect, and why they are necessary both legally and from the point of view of a potential distributor.
Sat, June 10, 2017 4:00 PM Pratt Film/Video Dept. TICKETS
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