Sunday, Jan 12

Breakfast

8am-11am

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

9:30am-10:30am

Crowdfunding to Build Independence

Seed&Spark connects people through stories that matter. Since 2012, their platform has helped thousands of creators bring stories to life and to audiences via story-centric crowdfunding, on-platform streaming, live community events, and workplace programs that cultivate a culture of diversity and inclusion. At the heart of their cornerstone workshop is a dedication to connecting creators with their audiences. It lays out the steps toward a successful crowdfunding campaign, as well as a career-long action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience. You’ll learn how to find and activate your audience, structure your crowdfunding campaign and pitch video, pick the right goal and incentives, and much more beyond marketing the campaign itself. Because after all, it isn’t just about crowdfunding: it’s about career building. Your career starts here!

Sunday Morning Shorts

11am-1pm

Lola

Julie Cohen & Mariah Hoffman

Directed by:

Running Time:

8m

A young woman builds her own tiny home.

Esperábamos A Que Anocheciera (We Waited Until Nightfall)

Wendy V. Muñiz & Guillermo Zouain

Directed by:

Running Time:

17m

We Waited Until Nightfall revisits repurposed cinemas through the hunting of images and sounds that trace the practices of belonging still embodied in the theaters’ remains.

Farta

Silvia Cannarozzi

Directed by:

Running Time:

10m

Theresa has documented all of her daughter Marta’s childhood on social media without considering the full consequences.

Desaturated

Marina Stepanska

Directed by:

Running Time:

11m

A typical morning in a Lviv household. The family is getting ready to have breakfast when something terrible happens: the eldest daughter appears on screen with a different colour correction setting. She is tragically mismatched with her perfectly-saturated environment: she is Desaturated.

Made Public

Foster Wilson

Directed by:

Running Time:

14m

On the eve of his wedding day, a groom’s cold feet go viral, forcing him and his bride to rely on the court of public opinion to save (or destroy) their marriage.

Lunch

1pm-2pm

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

Panel: Creative Distribution

2pm-3pm

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

The world of film distribution and marketing is constantly changing. Whether you’re a first-time filmmaker or a veteran, we’re all on the same level when it comes to audience building. Join us as we break down the latest in distribution and marketing trends into digestible pieces of advice for independent storytellers of all stripes.

Closing Night Feature

4pm-6pm

Accept the Call

Eunice Lau

Directed by:

Running Time:

1h 24m

A father seeks to understand why his son is accused of terrorism, while they both journey to repair their relationship after breaking each other's heart.

Awards & Red Carpet Celebration

6pm-10:30pm

Filmmakers and VIP pass holders only

Come photograph yourself on the Red Carpet, then join us for a social evening of drinks and appetizers as we celebrate this year's filmmakers and hand out awards for Best Feature, Best Short, and Audience Favorite.

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