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Breaking the Mold
Join us for a discussion about experimental filmmaking techniques and bold stylistic choices with Film Fatales members Emily Cohen Ibañez (Fruits of Labor), Mariah Garnett (Trouble), Olivia Peace (Tahara), and Penny Lane (Hail Satan?).
Hear from filmmakers forging a path with their uniquely creative voices. Learn where they find inspiration, how they cultivate their style, and how they maintain it in the fast-paced and ever-changing landscape of the film industry. Do bold choices help you stand out or are they something you have to fight to hold onto? How do you maintain your artistic integrity? How do you choose which aesthetic compromises to make?
Join us Friday April 2nd 2pm PT for a discussion about low budget feature filmmaking with Film Fatales members Alana Barrett-Adkins (Asunder, One Flesh Divided), Claudia Cifuentes (After the Wedding), Patricia Vidal Delgado (La Leyenda Negra) and Veronica McKenzie (Nine Nights).
Hear from experienced filmmakers as they discuss their unique experiences, and sometimes unorthodox approaches, in the world of low budget filmmaking. We will explore how to overcome numerous obstacles presented in development, financing, casting, crewing, shooting, and post-production. We'll also offer marketing and distribution strategies for scripted feature films made on minimal budgets. Learn how each of these filmmakers found creative ways to overcome challenges specific to low-budget filmmaking to bring their visions to the screen.
Members of Film Fatales are invited to a virtual social mixer for feature film and episodic television directors around the world. Join us for a community discussion around inclusive language, authentic authorship and ethical filmmaking practices as we continue to work towards decolonizing the film industry. Let's stand in solidarity against systemic racism and gender-based violence as we make space to listen to each other and build deeper connections within our community.
We will begin with a grounding ritual and group conversation led by co-hosts Amy Marquis (Ara, Untamed), Chelsea Hernandez (BuildingThe American Dream) Donna Wheeler (Death of a Saleswoman), and Rijaa Nadeem (Scandal Made me Famous), before dividing up into smaller discussion circles to deepen our relationships based on a series of guided prompts.
Join us for a round table discussion about maintaining your Creative Spark while releasing a film during a pandemic with Film Fatales members Anna Kerrigan (Cowboys), Christina Faith (Love You Right), Daniela De Carlo (The Blackout), and Jessie Barr (Sophie Jones).
Filmmakers discuss their individual journeys from project development through distribution. Where do you find inspiration? How do you keep your creative voice alive throughout? What strategies help you push through to the finish line? How does the creative process vary from the writing stage to production and post? What are techniques for building audiences in Virtual Cinemas? Hear from four accomplished Writers and Directors who have recently released their feature films about the trials and tribulations it took to get where they are today.
Join Film Fatales on March 12th 2pm PT for a discussion about Making the Leap from independent feature to the studio world with Ekwa Msangi (Director, Farewell Amor), Laura Terruso(Director, Work It), Lena Khan (Director, Flora & Ulysses), and Leslye Headland (Showrunner Russian Doll).
How do you make your "leap"? Was it worth it and what do you have to sacrifice? What is it like working for hire as opposed to being in complete control of your project? What does the industry look like from that vantage point in terms of representation? How do you hold the door open for others or make a dent in your own way? Come get answers from four fantastic filmmakers who are blazing the trail for us all.
Watch as filmmakers seeking distribution present their feature films to an industry panel of international buyers and distributors and stick around after for a Q&A.
The filmmakers presenting their projects are: Cristina Ibarra (The Infiltrators), Iram Parveen Bilal (I’ll Meet You There), Khadifa Wong (Uprooted), Kavery Kaul (The Bengali) and Yi Chen (First Vote).
Followed by a discussion with Amanda Trokan (HBO), Elise McCave (Kickstarter), Jackie Sayno (Encore), Nele Willaert (Gaumont), Opal Hope Bennett (DOC NYC), Sarah Lash (Condé Nast), and Sophie von Uslar (Constantin Film). Moderated by Alece Oxendine (Columbia University).