Meeting with a community of artists in your discipline to exchange ideas can be just the thing to refocus and invigorate your work. Local filmmakers will have the chance to meet minds with other filmmakers and media professionals at Filmmakers Collaborative’s Making Media Now Conference (June 5) at Bentley University in Waltham.
The day-long program, which explores both creative and financial/distribution topics with industry professionals, is funded in part by the MCC Adams Arts Program.
This year’s conference features a keynote address by filmmaker and activist Robert Greenwald (Outfoxed), and includes filmmaker Sandi Dubowski (Trembling Before G-d), director Doug Block (51 Birch St.), and Ruby Lerner from Creative Capital among its numerous special guests. Attendees will have opportunities to network, consult one-on-one with experts, and participate in panel discussions (in fact, one of the panels, “Tips & Pitfalls for Starting Your Film Business,” features 2007 MCC Artist Fellow Tracy Heather Strain).
The day ends with the Trailer & Pitch Feedback session, and five lucky (and brave) conference attendees will be able to present their 5-minute trailer or verbal pitch for feedback by an expert panel and conference attendees. Interested media artists can apply to be one of the five by submitting a trailer on DVD (or via URL link in an email) to Filmmakers Collaborative by May 15.
Images: 2008 Making Media Now Conference, photo by Dave Burk Photography; Making Media Now 2009 Conference logo.