NSI alumni and staff participate in industry development programming at the Gimli Film Festival, July 20 to 24. All sessions take place in Johnson Hall, 5th Floor, Waterfront Centre, Gimli, Manitoba.
Wednesday July 20 – 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Harnessing New Opportunities: Social Media and New Approaches to audience engagement moderated by Sue Biely of Nudge Consulting with panelists: Liz Hover – National Screen Institute’s manager of digital media; Daniel Cross – EyeSteelFilm; and Erica Hargreaves – Ahimsa Media.
Thursday July 21 – 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Alternative Filmmaking: Distribution Methods, Financing and the Growing World of Micro-Budgets moderated by filmmaker Danishka Esterhazy (NSI Drama Prize/NSI Features First grad) with panelists: Erica Labovitz – IndieGoGo; Daniel Cross – EyeSteelFilm; Brett Donowho – Quorum Entertainment; and Jim Sanders – documentary filmmaker.
Friday July 22- 10 a.m. – 11.15 a.m.
Broadcaster/Distributor Briefing moderated by Joanne Levy – Buffalo Gal Pictures with panelists: Ron Mann – Films We Like; Léo Dufault – Century Street Distribution; Kyle Irving – Century Street Distribution (NSI Global Marketing grad); Robin Smith – Kinosmith Inc.; Maureen Levitt – Super Channel; and Justin Rebelo – Super Channel
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