Filmocracy has invited over 50 industry professionals to join as Ambassadors, contributing their words of wisdom through a series of educational panels and networking opportunities.

Filmocracy Talks

Our film version of Ted Talks, we will cover a specific category with 15-20 minutes of wisdom. Filmocracy Fest Filmmakers will have an opportunity to join the discussion, on stage. The host will also answer a few questions from pass holders that have been submitted in advance. Talks will take place December 9-12 at 5pm, virtually.

FestivalsThursday Dec 9 w/ Chris Gore, Founder Film Threat
1. Have a custom strategy for your movie.
2. Get on the Radar.
3. Develop your Submission spreadsheet.

Marketing Friday Dec 10 w/ Henry Eshelman, Managing Director, Platform Media Group
1. Your movie as a brand.
2. Keys to a good trailer.
3. How your website evolves.

Streaming Saturday Dec 11 w/ Vuulr
1. Understanding VOD models.
2. Creating a custom distribution strategy for your film.
3. Your movie deliverables.

CareersSunday Dec 12 w/ Jasper Grey, The Vendetta Group
1. Maximizing festival play.
2. Have your next project under your arm.
3. Connecting with industry professionals.

Round Table Discussions

Filmocracy Fest Ambassadors will participate in a discussion on the following subjects. The session will last 30-45 minutes and cover all sides of the topic. They will also answer a few questions that have been submitted in advance.

Independent Film Exhibition: Discovery & Distribution – Saturday 11:00AM

Panelists: Lauren DeVillier, Struum; Keegan McColl , Projektor; Jeffrey Winter, The Film Collaborative; Paul Jun, Filmocracy

As the number of film festivals and streaming platforms continue to increase, there are more opportunities for exhibition. Emerging filmmakers want to be discovered by industry professionals and audiences. Acquisition executives continue to seek projects to distribute. With this discussion, industry experts will shed light on the overlapping paths of discovery and distribution.

Impact Filmmaking: Education & CTA – Sunday 11:00AM

Panelists: Liz Marshall, Filmmaker/Meat the Future, Erin Sorenson, Steve Ecclesine, filmmaker/Have You Heard About Greg, Michael Kuhnert, The Video Project; Jon Fitzgerald, iGEMS

Ever since Participant Media ushered in a wave of social impact films, from the Oscar winning An Inconvenient Truth (2006), to Food, Inc (2008) and The Cove (2008), we’ve seen the Documentary space grow exponentially. Many of these films are going beyond mainstream theatrical and streaming platform releases into educational markets, creating awareness and activations. We will explore how these films inform and create change with their Call to Action.

Writing Competition

Join us for another writing competition with a $250 prize going to first place, $100 going to second and third place, and 1 month of Filmocracy Festival Premium membership ($29.99 value) to all finalists.
The writing competition will take place during FilmocracyFest (Dec 9 – 12, 2021).
Contestants will have 1 hour to write a short scene based off a prompt to be provided at the beginning of the event. There will be spectators who will be observing you write while chatting amongst themselves.
Each contestant will be seated at a featured position in their own virtual room and asked to share their screens as they embark on their writing process.
Everyone else is free to jump from room to room and witness the creative process unfold amongst the contestants!
Once the hour is over, we’ll launch into a presentation so all of the writer’s can prepare our panel of actors to perform a table read of the scene.
Once all of the scenes have been presented, attendees will be asked to vote on their favorites to decide on a winner!

Happy Hour

Join us in the Saloon 5-7pm PST for Filmocracy Talks and Happy Hour mixer

Coffee Time

9-10am in the Saloon

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