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2014 BFF EXCHANGE



PROGRAM

MEET, GREET & SEEK
Join the Brooklyn Film Festival at the third annual BFF Exchange on June 7, 2014 for an afternoon of conversation and connections. Participate in one of our panel discussions, drop in on our pitch session, or stay for the whole day. All events to be held at the screening room in Windmill Studios, 287 Kent Avenue (at South 4th Street), in Williamsburg.

BFF Exchange will choose one lucky filmmaker at random to pitch his/her project to industry experts on Saturday at Windmill Studios NYC during the Pitch Session starting at 1pm. To be considered, bring 5 minutes of footage on DVD. Email exchange@wbff.org for more details.


WHEN
Saturday June 7, 2014

WHERE
Windmill Studios NYC
Address: 287 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 map directions

SCHEDULE

11:00 am: Creating and Curating Films for the Web
Hear from BFF filmmakers who are producing unique online content, including short documentaries and narrative films, which are being seen by millions of internet viewers, and talk with the people behind the online platforms that produce and host them. Featuring Stephen Greenwood, the Associate Creative Director at Vox Media and director of Tunnel Vision (BFF 2014), which was originally created for The Verge website, Nick Weissman, director of The Diamond Cutter (BFF 2014), which was originally created for The New Yorker website, award-winning New York Times videojournalist Shayla Harris, Documentary filmmaker from Fallout Pictures Bret Sigler, and Ed Urgola, Director of Marketing for Upworthy. George Schmalz, Community Manager for Film at Kickstarter, will moderate the discussion.


12:30: Coffee Break


1:00 pm: Pitch Session
Watch and learn as Brooklyn filmmakers present their works in progress to a panel of industry insiders and receive valuable feedback to help them complete their films. This information is invaluable to the participating filmmakers as well as to those filmmakers viewing from the audience - past participants have gone on to premiere films at the Brooklyn Film Festival, HotDocs and Tribeca film fests. Panelists Mary Kerr (Former Director of SilverDocs and the Flaherty Film Seminar, Producer of One Cut, One Life), Tony Gerber (Director, Full Battle Rattle, The Notorious Mr. Bout), Eliza Licht (POV), Debra McClutchy (Oscilloscope) and Lesley Norman (Production Executive, WNET). Films to be announced.


2:45 pm Collaborative Filmmaking - Lessons from the Field
Join BFF filmmakers from the Brooklyn Filmmaker's Collective (Alex Mallis, Iva Radivojevic), Film Fatales (Leah Meyerhoff, Merete Meuller), UnionDocs (Beyza Boyacioglu, Sebastian Diaz, Maria Badia), and a representative from Meerkat Media (Zara Serabian-Arthur) for a discussion of film collectives and collaborative filmmaking in Brooklyn. Learn the ins and outs of what a collective is, how it benefits filmmakers, how you can get involved (or even form your own), and how making work in a collaborative setting might work for you. Discussion moderated by BFF Director of Programming Nathan Kensinger.

Special thanks to Alex Mallis of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective for coordinating and envisioning this discussion.

                    


4:30 pm - BFF Exchange Happy Hour
Come talk with our panelists and filmmakers! Refreshments provided by Sierra Nevada and Dark Horse Winery.





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!


CONTACT
Johanna Schiller:
For questions about the BFF Exchange please contact Johanna Schiller at exchange@wbff.org








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