IFP Chicago is committed to empowering Midwestern filmmakers to be entrepreneurs and create sustainable careers. We’re also committed to our fantastic film and media community in Chicago, which is why we're partnering with the Chicago International Movie and Music Festival (CIMMFest) to produce two educational panel discussions April 16 and 17, at CIMMcon, the Film/Music & Tech Industry Conference presented by CIMMFest. These panels showcase some great member projects in the works, while sharing some key ways to get your films produced and seen.
IFP Chicago Members save $20 on CIMMcon passes to attend all of these amazing panels presented by our friends at CIMMFest! EMAIL US for the discount code (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Constructive Feedback for Filmmakers (and other artists too!): How To Ask For It And What To Do With It
Saturday, April 16, 10:50 AM | The Radler: 2375 N Milwaukee Ave.
Every Artist has to learn how to get feedback that actually helps their project, not just their ego. This interactive workshop teaches participants how to ask for and give constructive creative input at two critical stages of filmmaking: the script and the rough cut. Award-winning filmmaker and theater producer and IFP Chicago Board Member Keaton Wooden will discuss project feedback with filmmakers Erica Avery and Robert Carter, who participated in IFP Chicago’s intensive Screenwriter’s Workshop. Carter recently completed filming the script from the workshop and the group will put their new-found skills to the test during a live rough cut feedback session. While this panel focuses on film projects, artists of every discipline can apply this approach to their own work.
The Art of the Pitch: Know Your Audience | Know Your Project | Know Your Ask
Sunday, April 17, 2:45 PM | EAST ROOM: 2354 N Milwaukee Ave.
It doesn't matter what part of the process you are at, filmmakers are always pitching someone: investors, actors, programmers, distributors. Your pitch can make or break your film. Learn the essentials elements of a pitch by watching two Chicago-based projects live pitch to executive producers Eddie Linker of Forager Films and DeAnna Cooper of Elston Films and receive feedback on their projects. Winners of the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival’s The Pitch, Amelia Dellos and Eric Anderson will present the pitch for their film Oriole Park, which is currently under review at CAA. Then director Oriana Oppice pitches The Sunshine Girls, which was a semi-finalist in the Moondance Screenplay Competition. Moderated by producer and IFP Executive Director Nicole Bernardi-Reis, the panel will include an audience Q&A.