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2016 BFF EXCHANGE
Brooklyn Film Festival Exchange returned to BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, on June 11, from 11 am to 5 pm. All free of charge.




WHEN Saturday June 11, 2016
from 11:00 am to 5pm.

This event is offered free of charge. Please register for the event here



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 15-minute individual consultation 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! Email exchange@wbff.org to sign up for a time slot between 12 and 1PM.
Entertainment attorneys: Innes Smolansky - David Morrison - Laverne Berry - Matt Rogers

1:00 pm # Today's Digital Content Commissioners: Who are they and how do they work?
Short form video content is exploding online but who are the commissioners and how can you put your filmmaking skills to work for them?
Panelists: Valerie Lapinski, Head of Video/Guardian US; Susie Banikarim, SVP, Audience and Content Strategy/Vocativ; Grant Jones, General Manager/The Kicker

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

3:00 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
Panelists: Tony Gerber - Award-winning documentary filmmaker; Innbo Shim - Head of Production, The Documentary Group; Aubrey Gallegos - Community Engagement and Education Manager/POV; Stephanie Carter - Supervising producer for the Documentaries and Development unit at THIRTEEN/WNET.

4:30 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!


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


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