Metropolitan College of New York's 4th Annual Short Film Festival: Day One
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This festival grew out of a classroom assignment on organizational behavior and has crystallized into an annual platform for burgeoning filmmakers and business leaders that simultaneously provide an opportunity for our Media Management MBA students to develop and master real time media project management skills and experience. Our students have been working for months prior, in class and on their own, on branding the festival, securing sponsors, promotion, soliciting and judging films among various required business and organizational activities leading up to the festival. Thursday’s Industry Panel is an opportunity for filmmakers to hear from leaders and experts in media discuss the rapid changes occurring in the film industry and ancillary markets in light of convergence, globalization and digitization. It is our particular goal to provide our students, filmmakers and guests with information about current issues in securing financing and distribution deals for films, which are usually two of greatest obstacles facing independent and new filmmakers. Our speakers are leaders in the industry and have blazed trails throughout their careers in major broadcast television networks and major film studios and will provide insight to our students, filmmakers and other guests who will be in attendance that evening. This year’s event is our fourth student organized two-day festival that includes a keynoted panel discussion on April 4 followed by the actual screening and judging of the finalist short films on April 5.