2015 BFF EXCHANGE
Join the Brooklyn Film Festival at the fourth annual BFF Exchange on June 6, 2015 for a day of free conversations and connections with fellow members of the film community. Participate in one of our panel discussions, drop in on our pitch session, or stay for the whole day. Happy hour to follow.
WHEN Saturday June 6, 2015
from 11:00 am to 6pm. This event is offered free of charge.
WHERE BRIC Arts/Media House
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217 directions
LINEUP & SCHEDULE
11:00 am # Digital Storytelling/Branded Content
Filmmakers have been collaborating with brands throughout the history of film, but the explosion of digital distribution and media channels have opened the doors for a wide range of creative branded content. This discussion will encompass using the digital realm to create compelling stories in the service of brands, as well as using digital storytelling for message films for organizations and non-profits. Participants from a wide variety of branded content producers will be participating. Keep in touch for details as the day approaches.
Panelists: Ethan Goldwater -- Steve Rivo -- Cathryne Czubek -- Radiclani Clytus
1:00 pm # Copyright and Fair Use for Documentary Filmmakers
Join the BFFX and Peter Decherney (professor of Cinema Studies and English at the University of Pennsylvania) as he introduces the concept of fair use as it pertains to documentary filmmaking today. Peter will be joined by faculty members from Cardozo, American University and Suffolk law schools to address the topic head on and answer your questions. Learn the ins and outs of legally using third party material in your film. Tackle this thorny issue with the experts!
Moderator: Peter Decherney -- Panelists: Faculty from Cardozo -- American U -- University of Pennsylvania -- Suffolk Law Schools
2:00 pm # Funding Your Film and Developing Partnerships:
We know how hard it is to finance film projects. We’re assembling an incredible group to help you find the resources to fund your next project, including production partners who can help you beyond the financing stage. Join Impact Partners and others for a discussion and Q&A.
Panelists: Lisa Dent, Creative Capital -- Iyabo Boyd, Chicken and Egg -- Jenny Raskin, Impact Partners -- George Schmalz, Kickstarter -- Aziz Isham, BRIC
3:30 pm # Pitch Panel
It’s the 4th year for our documentary pitch session! Our panel of experts will help your film project get to the next stage. There’s still time to submit your documentary in production – prep a 5 minute or less clip to show the panel, and pitch your project for their feedback. It’s great practice and the advice you’ll get is invaluable. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll start the process.
Panelists: Aubrey Gallegos/POV -- Filmmaker Tony Gerber (The Notorious Mr Bout) -- Filmmaker Amy Finkel (Furever) -- Filmmaker Kelly Anderson (My Brooklyn) -- Lindsay Carlson (SnagFilms)
5:00 pm # BFF Exchange Happy Hour
Come talk with our panelists and filmmakers! Refreshments provided by our sponsor Beaujolais.
ABOUT BFF EXCHANGE|
Born in 2012, the BFF EXCHANGE was created to connect Brooklyn filmmakers with each other and the larger New York film community. In our relatively short history, Exchange projects have already gone on to premiere here at the Brooklyn Film Festival as well as HotDocs, SXSW and Tribeca. We're always looking for more projects - drop us a line at the address below and let us know what you're working on!
For questions about the BFF Exchange please contact Johanna Schiller at email@example.com
VIEW DETAILS FROM PAST BFF EXCHANGE EVENTS