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Friday, March 13
 

1:30pm

NASA New Initiatives in Imagery for Public Use

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Carlos Fontanot

Imagery Working Group Manager, Space Station Program, NASA/Johnson Space Center
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Daniel Jacobs

Mgr Int'l Partners Space Station Program, NASA
Manager of the International Partners team for the International Space Station Program at NASA's Johnson Space Center, and Manager of the CineSpace Project at NASA. Almost 30 years experience at NASA in Houston and Washington, mostly in international and interagency relations.
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Don Pettit

Astronaut, NASA/Johnson Space Center
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Trish Rigdon

Executive Director, Houston Cinema Arts Society
Trish Rigdon is the Executive Director of Houston Cinema Arts Society where she has prodcuded the Houston Cinema Arts Festival since 2010. She has over 14 years of experience as a director, producer, and designer in the commercial and nonprofit professional theatre nationally and... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
ACC Vimeo Theater Austin Convention Center

2:00pm

An Insider's Guide to SXSW Film

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Meredith Borders

Managing Editor, Badass Digest
Meredith Borders is the Managing Editor for Badass Digest, the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest and Birth.Movies.Death. She is a Houston resident and Austin ex-pat who moonlights as a programmer and host for the Alamo. When she’s not watching movies or writing about them, she’s... Read More →
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Erik Davis

Contributing Editor, Movies.com/Fandango.com
Erik has been one of the Web's leading movie commentators since 2005, having worked as an editor and writer for outlets like Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical, Flavorwire, SXSW Magazine, Entertainment Today and more. These days you can hear him talking about movies... Read More →
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Grae Drake

Sr Editor, Rotten Tomatoes
In 6th grade, Grae was arranging movie outings for all her friends, and she picked the movie. Through the years studying film at the University of Texas at Austin, being honored by Sundance and the Director's Guild of America, and working as a filmmaker in Los Angeles, she realized... Read More →
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Jen Yamato

Entertainment Reporter, The Daily Beast
Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast. She's served as an editor and reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes, among other publications, and as a chief film critic at Movies.com. She lives in LA and will throw down any day of the week at karaok... Read More →


Friday March 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
ACC Room 16AB Austin Convention Center
 
Saturday, March 14
 

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Carl Spence (Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF)

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Carl Spence

Artistic & Co-Dir, Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF
Carl Spence is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been curating film exhibitions, festivals and programs for more than 20 years. Previously, he held the positions of Director of Programming... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Christine Davila (Ambulante Doc Film Fest)

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Christine Davila

Dir, Ambulante Documentary Film Festival
Christine Dávila is the Director of Ambulante USA, a 501c3 nonprofit and documentary roadshow, which was founded by actors and filmmakers Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, Pablo Cruz and Elena Fortes. She has been a Programming Associate at the Sundance Film Festival since 2008 and... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Colin Geddes (Toronto International Film Festival)

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Colin Geddes

International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival
Colin Geddes selects cutting-edge films for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Vanguard and Midnight Madness programmes. Since joining TIFF in 1998, he has introduced new talent and programmed many notable world premieres including Miike Takashi’s Ichi The Killer, Eli Roth’s... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jenn Murphy (AFI Fest)

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Jenn Murphy

Programmer, AFI FEST
Jenn Murphy lives in Los Angeles and is a programmer for AFI FEST. She is also the Producer of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School. She has previously worked with the Los Angeles Film Festival, Independent Spirit Awards, Sundance Film Festival and the New Orleans Film Society. In her... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Jon Korn (Sundance Film Festival)

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Jon Korn

Shorts Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
Jon Korn is a Senior Copywriter at Eleven, Inc. in San Francisco and a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival. At Eleven, he has worked with brands like Apple, Virgin America, Dignity Health, and Aria. Previously, he was Programmer at Outfest, Associate Programmer at AFI... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Lu Lippold (Flyway Film Festival)

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Lu Lippold

Media Consultant, Flyway Film Festival
In her long media career, Lu has worked as a documentary filmmaker, producer, writer/editor, and journalism professor. As a film grant administrator for IFP Minnesota, she collaborated with partners from SXSW, Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, McKnight Foundation, and more. Her creative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Opeyemi Olukemi (Tribeca)

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Opeyemi Olukemi

Mgr/Interactive, Tribeca Film Institute
Opeyemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and expanded the Interactive department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Interactive Playground—an arena showcasing immersive technologies and projects, Tribeca Sandbox—an... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming I: Solmaz Aziz (Berlin International Film Festival)

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Solmaz Azizi

Competition Programme Coord, Berlin International Film Festival
Solmaz studied Cultural Anthropology, Film & Television and Spanish in Marburg, Rome and Buenos Aires. After her M.A. degree she joined the Berlin International Film Festival’s Event Management department for four years. She worked on several international cultural events in Barcelona... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center
 
Tuesday, March 17
 

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Anderson Le (HIFF)

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Anderson Le

Dir of Programming, Hawaii International Film Festival


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Basil Tsiokos (Nantucket Film Festival & Sundance assoc)

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Basil Tsiokos

Film Program Dir, Nantucket Film Festival
Basil Tsiokos is a Programming Associate for the Sundance Film Festival, Film Program Director for the Nantucket Film Festival, and Director of Programming for DOC NYC. He teaches a course at Pratt on film festivals and oversees Wallabout, a student short film festival. Basil co-produced... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Erik Jambor (Indie Memphis)

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Erik Jambor

Head of Festival Programming, BendFilm
Erik Jambor co-founded Birmingham, Alabama's Sidewalk Film Festival in 1999, serving as Director for its first eight years and growing the event into a filmmaker favorite and one of Time magazine's "Film Festivals For the Rest of Us." While at Sidewalk he developed and produced year-round... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Gina Duncan (Burns Film Center)

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Gina Duncan

Admin Dir of Programming, Jacob Burns Film Center
Gina programs film series and special events for the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester County, NY. She is an Emmy award-winning producer with credits in film, television, and theater. Most recent credits include: The Rooster, a short film written by Danny Strong, and the Off-Broadway... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Greg Rhem (HBO)

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Greg Rhem

Dir, HBO
Greg Rhem is Director of Documentary Programming for Home Box Office. For the past twenty years, he's been involved in discovering new and distinctive documentary programming for HBO Documentary Films. Some of his finds have been: the Oscar®-winning "Freeheld," "Born Into Brothels... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Landon Zakheim (Sundance Institute/AFI Fest)

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Landon Zakheim

Programmer, Sundance Film Festival/AFI FEST
Landon Zakheim is a Short Film Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival, Programmer at AFI FEST, Programming Director of Stanley Film Festival and Head Short Film Programmer for Los Angeles Film Festival. His two short films played SXSW in 2010 and 2012 respectively before going to... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Linda Olszewski (ShortsHD/Shorts Intl)

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Linda Olszewski

VP, Global Acquisitions, Shorts HD/Movies That Matter
Linda O. is a recognizable face on the global fest circuit known for her involvement on the Oscar Shorts releases since its inception in 2006. Her dedication for short films & docs and indie filmmakers, and her passion for supporting notable and obscure international film festivals... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Lisa Ogdie (Sundance)

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Lisa Ogdie

Programmer/Short Film, Sundance Film Festival
Lisa Ogdie is a Shorts Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival and also Membership & Events Manager for BAFTA Los Angeles. She has been part of the Sundance shorts programming team since 2009, selecting the Sundance short film slate from over 8,000 submissions, and has moderated... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center

11:00am

Mentors - Programming II: Martijn te Pas (IDFA)

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Martijn te Pas

Program Coord & Programmer, IDFA
Since 2000 I work for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (see www.idfa.nl). My function is program coordinator in which I am responsible for overseeing all research activities, processing and viewing film festival entries, selecting music films, short films and... Read More →


Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
ACC Room 11AB Austin Convention Center