Saturday, March 29
Choosing the Right Subject. What elements make up a compelling documentary? Successful documentary filmmakers discuss how they identified their stories/subjects and how they approached them. Ruth Leitman (Lipstick and Dynamite), Brad Lichtenstein (Almost Home), Christine O’Malley (I.O.U.S.A.), Jon Siskel (Louder Than A Bomb)
Tim Kelley Legal Seminar on fiscal agency, releases forms, and contracts.
I.O.U.S.A. Case Study with Producer Christine O’Malley
5 p.m. Dinner Break and Reception
7 p.m. I.O.U.S.A. Sneak Preview
Sunday, March 30
12:30 p.m. Lunch break
Funder Panel and Pitch Sesssions
Several registrants will have the opportunity to pitch ideas to a panel of funding experts including Richard Saiz (ITVS), Matt Pakula (Playboy Foundation), Encarnacion Teruel (Illinois Arts Council) and Ryan Lewis(Illinois Humanities Council).
Saturday, April 5
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Tim Kelley Legal Seminar licensing and fair use, distribution agreements
Darkon Case Study with Producers Thomas Kikis and Cherise Wolas
7 p.m. Darkon Sneak Preview
Sunday, April 6
IFC FILMS‘ Ryan Werner, Distribution Executive Rob William (Netflix/Red Envelope Entertainment), P.O.V. Producer Chris White, Filmmaker Yvonne Welbon (Ruth Ellis @ 100, Garbage The Revolution Starts at Home), and others discuss the various outlets for documentary films
Work in Progress Screenings
Several registrants have the opportunity to screen their works-in-progress for the panelists and other participants.