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Saturday, March 14


Cinema Culture: The Power of Communal Experience

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Anna Feder

Dir of Programming, Bright Cinema at Emerson College
Anna Feder has been working with film festivals in various capacities for two decades. Currently, she is a programmer at the BostonLGBT film festival. She serves on the advisory board of Press Pass TV, a position she has held for the past six years. She serves as the Networking Program... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 1:10pm - 1:25pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center


A Tribute to Kit Carson


Louis Black

Sr Dir, SXSW Staff/Austin Chronicle

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center


Be the Change

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Jeffrey Abramson

SVP / Brand Strategy & Alliances, Broad Green Pictures
Jeffrey Abramson is a seasoned integrated marketing strategist who specializes in connecting brands, artists, and influencers. He began his career at Miramax films before spending 12 years with Gen Art, most recently as the company’s Co-President and previously as SVP of its Film... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 2:40pm - 2:55pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center
Sunday, March 15


Finding Big Power in the Small Moments

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Jeanie Finlay

Artist/Filmmaker, Success Takes Courage ltd
Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker who is obsessed with telling other people’s stories.
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Charlie Phillips

Head of Documentary, The Guardian
Charlie Phillips is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian. Guardian Documentaries is a new project to commission and acquire new documentaries from all around the world for the one of the world's most visited serious online video platforms, The Guardian's global website. The Guardian... Read More →


Big Picture Thinking for Creative Communities

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Katherine Oliver

Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Katherine Oliver is currently a principal partner at Bloomberg Associates, a newly established international consulting firm founded by Michael Bloomberg as a philanthropic venture to help city governments improve the quality of life of their citizens. Previously, Oliver served as... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:20pm - 2:35pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center


Digital Touch vs. The Human Touch – Making the Best of Both

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Susan Kirr

Line Producer
Susan Kirr worked as a journalist for 10 years in Tokyo, Dallas and Austin, before segueing into the film industry, and she has worked in film in the Southwest for 15 years. She has line produced feature films for Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), Michael Winterbottom (A Mighty... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 2:40pm - 2:55pm
ACC Room 15 Austin Convention Center


10 Lessons From a Decade Behind the Scenes at Pixar

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Deborah Coleman

Photo Editor, Pixar Animation Studios
Deborah Coleman became the first Staff Photographer at Pixar Animation Studios in 2004 and was promoted to Photo Editor in 2008. She develops the image strategy for film publicity campaigns and works with Directors, Producers and Creative Leads to create the visual story about making... Read More →
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Tony Kaplan

Documentary Director / DP, Pixar Animation Studios
Tony Kaplan, Documentary Director and Director of Photography
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Erica Milsom

Documentary Dir, Pixar Animation Studios
Erica Milsom joined the small documentary crew at Pixar Animation Studios in 2002 as an Assistant Editor and became a Documentary Director with the group in 2006. While at Pixar she's helped create documentary content covering all twelve of Pixar's films as well as material for the... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center


House of Cards from Page to Screen

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Beau Willimon

House of Cards showrunner, Westward Productions
Screenwriter, playwright, and producer Beau Willimon is the creator of Netflix’s original series “House of Cards” for which he serves as showrunner and executive producer. “House of Cards” made television history in its first season, earning nine Emmy nominations, including... Read More →

Monday, March 16


For Those About to Lock: The Editing Workshop

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Christopher Roldan

Editor, A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Christopher Roldan has worked in post-production in Austin, New York and Hollywood for over fifteen years. Roldan was Assistant Editor on Richard Linklater's 2015 Golden Globe winner "Boyhood", Associate Editor on Terrence Malick's 2011 Palme d'Or winning film, "The Tree of Life... Read More →


A Conversation with Amy Schumer


Danielle Nussbaum

Sr West Coast Editor, Entertainment Weekly
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Amy Schumer

Talent, Trainwreck

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center


DIY Theatrical Distribution for Independent Films

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Annie Bush

Co-Producer, Untitled Films
Annie Bush is an Austin film producer and Executive Director for OUTsider Film & Arts Festival. Annie has produced award-winning films like PJ Raval's BEFORE YOU KNOW IT (2013) and VULTURES OF TIBET (Russell O. Bush). Skilled in promotion and community engagement cinema, Annie uses... Read More →
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Sara Giustini

Producer Community Outreach & Audience Engagement, Untitled Films
As a filmmaker, Sara Giustini has an affinity for both fact and fiction so she divides her time between documentary and narrative production. Sara is currently the project manager for the Oscar-nominated documentary Last Days in Vietnam, where she oversees the theatrical release and... Read More →
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Katie Graham

Co-Dir, Untitled Films
Katie Graham served as director of photography and co-editor, for the award winning documentaries BEST WORST MOVIE (SXSW 2009) and THE AMERICAN SCREAM (Fantastic Fest 2012). Her directorial debut ZERO CHARISMA won her the Audience Award at SXSW in 2013 as well as runner up for the... Read More →
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Andrew Matthews

Andrew is an Austin-based writer, director and editor, whose most recent film, ZERO CHARISMA, which he co-directed with his wife Katie Graham, premiered at SXSW Film in 2013 and won the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award. ZERO CHARISMA is currently available on multiple platforms... Read More →
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PJ Raval

Dir, Untitled Films
Named one of Out Magazine’s “Out 100 2010” and Filmmaker Magazine's "25 New Faces of Independent Film 2006," PJ Raval is an award-winning filmmaker whose credits include TRINIDAD (Winner Best Documentary Cleveland International Film Festival 2009, Showtime, LOGO), the highly... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center
Tuesday, March 17


Science of Social Funding: 247 Campaign Patterns

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Vann Alexandra Daly

Producer, Sundance Institute
Vann Alexandra Daly is the founder of Vann Alexandra–a creative services agency that gets projects financed through crowdfunding with a 100% success rate–and the industry’s “Crowdsourceress,” a name she received in the press for her expertise in crowdfunding. Alex has served... Read More →
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Christine Doelling

Mktg & Digital Media Strategist, Christine Doelling
Christine Doelling helps her clients construct long and short term campaigns that tell well-crafted stories, while enhancing consumer engagement. She has over seven years of experience working with media, art, and entertainment clients, including her work as an e-marketing specialist... Read More →
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Drew Gardner

Photographer, Gardner-Madras|Strategic Creative
Internationally acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Drew Gardner is a pioneer in his field winning numerous awards for his creativity. Known for his ability to deliver technically and logistically complex shoots, his expert use of light and his attention to detail have earned him... Read More →
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Missy Laney

Artist Svcs Coord, Sundance Institute
Missy Laney has guided over 150 artists through successful Kickstarter campaigns totaling $8 million dollars since joining Sundance Institute in 2012, including Sean and Andrea Fine’s Oscar Award Winner "Innocente", Jehane Noujaim’s The Square"" and Pamela Green’s "Be Natural... Read More →
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Francis Pollara

Digital Content Producer, Live Nation
Francis Pollara, an award-winning independent producer of commercials, music videos, and short films earning multiple awards, including the Association of International Commercial Producers Award, a Student Emmy, and multiple Clios, as well as recognition at the Cannes and SXSW film... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ACC Room 17B Austin Convention Center