Cheap Movie Nights Message Board › ATHENA Film Festival: Feb. 9 - 12
New York, NY
At Barnard College, a weekend of films by or about women. Great schedule this year: SCHEDULE.
Unfortunately "Gloria: In Her Own Words" is filled up (tkts were free). But there's plenty of intriguing sounding work. I saw the trailers and all seem to be full major productions, including the much acclaimed "The Whistleblower". Check 'em out. I hope to see a few.
Beside the many promising films on this years' schedule, there are several workshops aimed at filmmakers that may be of interest to some members of this group.
Workshops for Filmmakers
From Script to Screen: Producing Films in Tough Times
In these very difficult times, filmmakers and writers are struggling to find the financial resources to make their films. Creating films by and about women, particularly women in leadership roles, is even more difficult. This workshop will bring producers, writers, and financiers together to provide insights and expertise on a variety of topics related to film production: how to find the right person to read your script, how to find financing, ways to secure a director, and many other tips to ensure that your idea moves from the page to the big screen.
Susan Cartsonis, producer – Beastly, What Women Want
Nekisa Cooper, producer – Pariah
Lisa Cortes, producer – Precious
Ted Hope, producer – The Savages, Adventureland
Mary Jane Skalski, producer – Win, Win, The Station Agent
Friday, February 10
4th floor, Barnard Hall
There is no cost for the workshop, but you must RSVP.
Building an Audience in the Digital Age
Whether you make a film for $1,000 or a $1 million you want it to be seen. But, the film business is changing rapidly. No longer are distribution deals with major studios the only way to ensure an audience. There are many distribution methods: from video on demand to online streaming to the traditional brick and mortar theatre. But how do you decide what is right for your film? And once you have chosen a method (or several methods) of distribution, how can you make sure that people know about your film? Learn from distribution, marketing and outreach experts about the ever-changing landscape and how to figure out what will work best for you.
Caitlin Boyle, Film Sprout
Adella Ladjevardi, Cinereach
Stephanie Sharis, Snag Films
Paula Silver, Beyond the Box Productions
Julia Wu, Bond Strategies
Friday, February 10
4th Floor, Barnard Hall
There is no cost for this workshop but you must RSVP.
RSVP for both workshops here.
The Workshops for Filmmakers are sponsored by JustFilms, a Ford Foundation initiative. Building on 75 years of support for the arts, JustFilms supports works that educate, motivate and create positive change in people’s lives by conveying stories that have the power to transform how we think and act.
See ya at the movies!