IFP Chicago President Nicole Bernardi-Reis, IFP VP John Otterbacker and IFP Members Bob Hercules and Greg Jacobs to speak at Chicago Documentary Summit

Many filmmakers think about plot and character when creating their stories, but the themes behind these projects sometimes get lost. And that is usually the difference between a nice, little project and a deep, thoughtful, impactful one. 

The Chicago Documentary Summit (October 3-4 @ Chicago Filmmakers) will take a look at theme in its Message Behind the Madness session (Session 3). Speaking during that time will be IFP’s very own President, Nicole Bernardi-Reis. The documentary producer speaks on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 12:00pm with filmmaker and Northwestern professor, Debra Tolchinsky. 

Learn about some of the technical challenges that documentary filmmakers face at The Technical Minefield session (Session 5) with IFP Chicago Vice President John Otterbacher, of Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 9:30am. With 4k here and 5k on the horizon, plus a myriad of other things to consider the tech specs needed to get your film accepted by festivals, distributors and online portals seem to change continuously. Our panelists will discuss where we are with this in 2015-2016.

Documentary filmmakers and IFP Chicago members Bob Hercules (Filmmaker/Media Process) and Greg Jacobs (Filmmaker/Siskel/Jacobs Films) will discuss SCHOOL PROJECT and the ins and outs of using filmmaking skills in the interactive workspace at Session 8: Chicago Filmmaker Case Study 2 on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:30pm.

Get tickets and more info about the Chicago Documentary Summit HERE. Receive 20% off all tickets (including day passes) with promo code IFPCHICAGO.