CRITICS CHOICE  |  JDIFF JURORS
Apr
28
11:30 AM11:30

CRITICS CHOICE | JDIFF JURORS

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Join us for a meeting of the minds behind movie reviews and more.  Film critic Klaus Eder and fellow jurors; Greg Hamilton, Maria Collis and Rand Tat will discuss their favorite movies and genres, explain factors they consider when reviewing a film, and provide tips on making your movie worthy of a glowing review. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn how to see your film from a critic's perspective!

Panelists: Klaus Eder, Greg Hamilton, Randy Tat, & Maria Collis.

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Pick your place & Blow it up (not literally)
Apr
27
11:30 AM11:30

Pick your place & Blow it up (not literally)

This panel discusses two important elements of a film: locations and "how'd they do that" in special effects.

Learn how to navigate permit requirements and choose locations that match your story and budget. 

Hear from the professionals how special effects were created for your favorite blockbuster films. The "hits and misses" of special effects. 


Panelists: Brandon Gorrell & Skylar Gorrell

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How to Ruin a Film in 10 Days
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

How to Ruin a Film in 10 Days

There are plenty of panels out there telling you what to do in order to make you film successful. But what should you avoid? Experience is the best teacher, so why not learn from industry professionals who have been there, done that, and can help you know what potholes to avoid on the road map to success.

Panelists: Klaus Eder, Maria Collis, Mary Lou Belli, Brandi Payne, & Shanda Munson


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The Digital Transition in Media - How to Navigate
Apr
26
3:00 PM15:00

The Digital Transition in Media - How to Navigate

The days of sitting around with the family in the living room to watch broadcast television are over. Nowadays, digital services like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu and so many others are providing global access to so much content in TONS of places, including mobile phones and tablets. Watching movies and TV is changing rapidly. These technology changes have fundamental effects on the traditional business; from production, budgets, festivals and distribution. Our panel of industry experts will provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into all of the ways the industry is changing, in positive and negative ways.

Come join the discussion!

Panelists: Steve Prince, Michael Dunaway, Eric Stein

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