In April, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to host a webinar to help independent filmmakers successfully navigate the film festival circuit.
In this blog post, one of the attendees, filmmaker Magali Pettier, discusses what she learned in the webinar and how that learning will affect the distribution of her company's first UK indie feature documentary, Addicted to Sheep.
Video of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.
On April 18, NAMAC and Women Make Movies partnered to bring WMM’s sought-after local workshops to independent filmmakers from all around the world and at varying stages of the production process. The conversation was led by WMM Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, who shared detailed insights with the filmmakers on the inner workings of the film festival circuit and the role of festivals in a film’s life.
We gathered feedback from some of the webinar attendees on what they gained from particpating in this energizing and comprehensive online workshop. Some of those responses are gathered here.
ideo of the webinar, including attendees' questions, and follow-up resources can still be purchased as a package for $15. Contact Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz for more information at aggie [at] namac.org.
Palais Steps image courtesy of Featureflash / Shutterstock.com.
On May 7, 2013, panelists with diverse roles in the strategic direction of Youth Media Reporter (YMR) led an online conversation about the renewal of YMR and its relationship to the youth media field. Watch video of the conversation here and follow along with the full transcript here.
The online conversation provided a first look at the call for articles and digital media submissions for the inaugural issue, and participants had opportunities to exchange ideas to inform both this and future issues during a moderated discussion and Q&A.
Panelists included the current editor of YMR, Lora Taub-Pervizpour; the editor of YMR from 2006 - 2011, Ingrid Dahl; and longtime advisor and contributor to YMR, Steve Goodman, Executive Director of Educational Video Center. You can currently support Educational Video Center's Annual Benefit & Documentary Premiere by contributing here.
Download CFP for a special relaunch issue of Youth Media Reporter. Deadline for all manuscript and multi-media submissions: July 15, 2013.