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Friday, March 13

3:30pm CDT

Saturday, March 14

11:00am CDT

Ava DuVernay Keynote

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Ava DuVernay

Winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Best Director Award and the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for her second narrative feature Middle of Nowhere, Ava DuVernay is a writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. DuVernay’s directorial work includes... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Vimeo Theater

12:30pm CDT

The Future of Film Criticism: Diversify or Die


Justin Chang

Chief Film Critic, Variety

Chaz Ebert

Publisher, Ebert Digital

Matthew Zoller Seitz

Editor-in-chief, Ebert Digital
Matt Zoller Seitz is the Editor-in-Chief of RogerEbert.com. He is also the TV critic for New York Magazine & Vulture.com, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism.

ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

Contributor, RogerEbert.com
ReBecca Theodore-Vachon is a contributor to RogerEbert.com. Her work has also been published at TheUrbanDaily.com, Forbes.com, and NYTimes. She also runs her own blog FilmFataleNYC.blogspot.com and co-hosts "Cinema in Noir" podcast on Sundays on BlogTalkRadio.

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
ACC Room 16AB

12:50pm CDT

Diversity in Film: The University's Role

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Miranda Sherman

Dir, External Affairs, NYU
Miranda Sherman is the Director of External Affairs for the Cinema Research Institute and the NYU Production Lab, where she engages research fellows and film students in conversations about and applications of strategies for successful (sustainable) careers in film. Miranda believes... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 12:50pm - 1:05pm CDT
ACC Room 15

3:30pm CDT

Is This Normal? A Look at Success in Indie Film


Karyn Kusama

Dir, The Invitation
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Travis Stevens

CEO/Producer, Snowfort Pictures Inc
After working for years in both film development and film sales Travis Stevens founded Snowfort Pictures; a boutique production company specializing in the development, financing and production of commercial genre films. Working with both established filmmakers and first-time talent... Read More →
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Tammi Sutton

Dir, Isle Of Dogs Film
Award-winning, feature film director and producer Tammi Sutton has been working in the independent film and television industry for 20 years. Splitting filmmaking between the US and the UK, her latest feature film ISLE OF DOGS was released last year, starring Barbara Nedeljakova (HOSTEL... Read More →

Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
ACC Room 17B
Sunday, March 15

11:00am CDT

Mark Duplass Keynote

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Mark Duplass

Producer, Duplass Brothers Productions
Mark Duplass is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and actor who burst onto the indie scene with the Independent Spirit Award-nominated The Puffy Chair (written and directed along with his brother, Jay). Other acclaimed films written, directed and produced by the brothers, include... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Vimeo Theater

12:50pm CDT

Good Guys Vs. Bad Guys

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Jim Cummings

Writer/Public Speaker, Ornana Films

Sunday March 15, 2015 12:50pm - 1:05pm CDT
ACC Room 15

1:10pm CDT

Can A Film Be Banned In the US?

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Christian Blauvelt

Deputy Editor/Culture, BBC.com
Christian Blauvelt is Deputy Editor-Culture of BBC.com in New York. He commissions and edits stories related to film, TV, music, art and books, helps to manage a team of writers, and makes frequent TV appearances on BBC World News’ Talking Movies show and the CBS New York Sunday... Read More →

Sunday March 15, 2015 1:10pm - 1:25pm CDT
ACC Room 15
Monday, March 16

11:00am CDT

RZA Keynote

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RZA is a multi-Grammy® award-winning producer, BAFTA nominated film composer, recording artist and actor. He is a prominent figure in hip hop music and the creator/producer of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA has scored for filmmakers Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch, Michael Mann and Quentin Tarantino... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Vimeo Theater

2:00pm CDT

A Conversation with Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Kimberly "Dr Goddess" Ellis

CEO, Dr Goddess Arts
Affectionately known as "Dr. Goddess," Kimberly C. Ellis, Ph.D. is an award-winning Scholar, Artist, Activist and Tech Entrepreneur who loves Social Media. A published author, speaker and producer, her work is found in The Pittsburgh City Paper, on Alternet.org, Salon.com, Ebony.com... Read More →
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Gina Prince-Bythewood

Filmmaker, Undisputed Cinema
GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD (Writer/Producer/Director) wrote and directed the widely-acclaimed feature film LOVE & BASKETBALL, which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. Prince-Bythewood won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and a Humanitas Prize for her work... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
ACC Room 16AB
Tuesday, March 17

11:00am CDT

Christine Vachon Keynote

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Scott Foundas

Chief Film Critic, Variety
Scott Foundas is Chief Film Critic for Variety, the "showbiz bible" founded in 1905 and still going strong. He was previously Chief Film Critic for The Village Voice and L.A. Weekly, and Associate Program Director for the Film Society of Lincoln Center, where he served as a member... Read More →
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Christine Vachon

Exec Producer, Killer Films
Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past twenty years, the two have produced some of the most celebrated American indie features including BOYS DON'T CRY (Academy... Read More →

Tuesday March 17, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
ACC Vimeo Theater