2016 BFF EXCHANGE
Get ready for this year's Brooklyn Film Festival Exchange! We are happy to return to BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, on June 11, from 11 am to 5 pm. All free of charge. Stay tuned!
WHEN Saturday June 11, 2016
from 11:00 am to 5pm. This event is offered free of charge.
WHERE BRIC Arts/Media House
647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11217 directions
LINEUP & SCHEDULE
11:00 am # Fair Use for Filmmakers: Fair Use as a Creative Tool
Peter Decherney, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a talk about how you can creatively use the fair use doctrine to provide valuable copyrighted footage for your documentary project. He’ll break down the history of fair use and show you examples of how the doctrine has provided another creative tool in filmmakers’ toolbox through examples in recent films. We’ll have a question and answer session at the end. It’s going to be very informative and helpful for your next project.
Panelists: Peter Decherney
12:00 pm # Lunching with Lawyers
Join experienced entertainment attorneys for a 20-minute session of discussion about a legal topic of your choice. It can be an issue you’re having with a production, intellectual property concerns, or employment challenges. Let us try to help you out! We’ll have a signup online and at BRIC for this event.
Entertainment attorneys: Innes Smolansky - David Morrison - Laverne Berry - Matt Rogers
1:00 pm # Nonfiction digital content commissioners: Who are they and how do they work?
Nonfiction content is exploding online but who are the commissioners and how can you put your filmmaking skills to work for them? We will speak with programmers from some of the top digital storytelling platforms out there: The New Yorker, The Guardian, First Look, Condé Nast, The New York Times and others are being invited to participate.
Topics of discussion will include: How do films get commissioned? Are blind submissions and/or pitches accepted? What are the budgets for these pieces and how do filmmakers get paid for their work? What kinds of long-term work can being featured on these platforms lead to? This will be a nuts and bolts discussion of the specifics of working in digital nonfiction filmmaking today.
2:00 pm # Virtual Reality: A Practical Look
We’ll take a look at the current state of filmmaking in virtual reality. We’ll have an incredible panel break down topics of interest about VR filmmaking for filmmakers and audience members who are interested in looking behind the headsets. We are thrilled to have three filmmakers to share their experience on VR projects, but we are also excited to have a distribution lens trained on the topic from Jenna Pirog, VR Editor for the NY Times Magazine. Specific topics to be discussed: narrative possibilities in VR; distribution for VR projects; producing branded content/advertising in VR; the future of VR filmmaking; what a set on a VR film looks like with a discussion of the techniques and equipment involved. Panel to last an hour with time built in for questions from the audience.
Panelists: Eliza McNitt - Jenna Pirog - Ted Youngs
4:00 pm # Documentary Film Pitch Session
Back by popular demand, our exciting pitch session offers filmmakers a showcase and valuable feedback for their works in progress. Past pitch session films have gone on to screen at Brooklyn Film Festival, Full Frame, DOC NYC, BAM CinemaFest, Tribeca Film Festival and more. Each filmmaker pitches their film to a panel of experts, showing a brief excerpt and presenting a verbal pitch. Then each receives valuable feedback from our panel, which this year includes a rep from POV, award-winning documentary filmmaker Tony Gerber and more.
5:00 pm # Happy Hour!
Join the BFFX team and panelists for a happy hour sponsored by Heineken, official beer of the Brooklyn Film Festival.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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