FILMMAKER FORUM
Apr
7
3:00 pm15:00

FILMMAKER FORUM

Join us for this exciting roundtable discussion with our competition filmmakers as they discuss their personal, artistic and filmmaking journeys on the way to First Time Fest!

TICKETS: FREE

SELL BABY, SELL
Apr
6
3:00 pm15:00

SELL BABY, SELL

So you’ve done it — you’ve made a feature film. Now the hard part… how do you sell it? Distributors, publicists, and sales agents discuss what you should and should not as you try to build an audience – in theaters, TV and the web — in today’s rapidly changing media and exhibition universe.

TICKETS: $15

THE CRITICAL EYE
Apr
6
12:00 pm12:00

THE CRITICAL EYE

How is new cinema discovered? A lively and opinionated conversation between print and online critics about the make-or-break role reviews (and their writers) play in the success of independent cinema.

TICKETS: $15

WE NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Apr
5
2:30 pm14:30

WE NEED A BIGGER BOAT

Independent film — made without the deep-pocketed support of major studios – relies on the ingenuity and resourcefulness of talented producers. Hear some of the finest producers working in indie cinema today discuss their projects, raising money in a troubled economy – and getting theirs film made no matter what.

TICKETS: $15

SHOW ME THE MONEY
Apr
5
11:00 am11:00

SHOW ME THE MONEY

What more important question is there for aspiring filmmakers to answer than: How do I fund my film?!  Hear experts – from established financiers to DIY and crowdfunding leaders – illuminate the way.

TICKETS: $15

HELP ME HELP YOU
Apr
4
4:30 pm16:30

HELP ME HELP YOU

Everyone needs an agent. Join some of New York’s most influential agents and mangers as they offer the inside scoop on what will make them want to sign you.

TICKETS: $15

WHAT'S UP, DOC?
Apr
4
2:00 pm14:00

WHAT'S UP, DOC?

Is this a “golden age” of documentary film? What does it mean to be a documentarian in 2014? How has the form evolved? What is the public appetite for these films? Join our panel of extraordinary doc filmmakers in this freewheeling discussion about the art, craft and business of documentary film.

TICKETS: $15