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Creative Conference: DAY PASS FRIDAY

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10:00am - 11:30am Hilan | Post Production for Indies

Post production supervisors, editors, and sound designers discuss the various aspects of indie post, from realistic timelines to overcoming budget constraints.

Ron Heidt - TV Series Editor (Superstition, Swamp Murder, Your Worst Nightmare) and Dailies Tech (The Walking Dead, Vampire Diaries)

10:00am - 11:30am Druid Hills | Film Independent & Fiscal Sponsorships

Film Independent demystifies the process of fiscal sponsorships to help you decide if they are the right choice for financing your next project.

Lisa Hasko - Manager of Documentary Programs and Fiscal Sponsorship (Film Independent)

12:00pm - 1:30pm Hilan | Creating Quality Narrative Shorts

Whether creating a proof of concept, a calling card for an aspiring director, or solid short story, panelists share their tips for creating a compellng short film.

12:00pm - 1:30pm Druid Hills | Directing Documentaries

Documentarians discuss best practices from interview techniques and basic gear to organizing footage and how to avoid getting lost in the edit.

Jarad Callahan & Russell Sheaffer - Directors (ATLFF Film Saltwater Baptism);
Danielle Bernstein - Producer / Director (Homemade, Mothers of a Nation / Imba Means Sing, When Clouds Clear)

2:00pm - 3:30pm Hilan | Give Good Notes

The art of giving and receiving notes. What is a good vs a bad one, and how constructive criticism helps you hone your craft and strengthen your project.

Michelle Rubinstein - Transmedia Producer (The Gifted, Star, Empire, Army Wives), Ana Asensio - Writer, Director, Actress (SXSW 2017 Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize-winner for Most Beautiful Island); Michael Lucker - Writer (Good Intentions, Mulan 2, Vampire in Brooklyn); Lane and Ruckus Skye - Producers, Director, Writers (Reckoning, The 7 Sevens, Rattle the Cage)

2:00pm - 3:30pm Druid Hills| The Battle of Art vs Commerce

The Producer and Director relationship can be volatile when the budget battles the creative. How to compromise, get on the same page, and make movie magic.

William Greenfield - Producer/Production Manager (Krystal, Dreamland, SuperFly, Tag, Assassinatin Nation)

4:00pm - 5:30pm Hilan | The Art of Directing No / Low Budget Indies

Directors explore tips and tricks for getting the best bang for no bucks, how to trade favors, and how to write with your resources in mind.

Asad Mobeen Farooqui - Director (ATLFF Film Broke); Laura Heberton-Shlomchik - Producer (ATLFF Films When She Runs, Footprint and After Her and Documentary Features Jury)

4:00pm - 5:30pm Druid Hills | Speed Dating Meets Career Day

Different industry professionals meet with groups of audience members to answer questions about their crafts and network.

William Greenfield,
Danielle Bernstein, Damita Jane Howard, Michael Lucker,
Viviana Chavez, Alex Khankhalaev, Katiedid Langrock

Celebrating its 42nd year, the Atlanta Film Festival is the region’s preeminent celebration of cinema. The organization offers entertainment, networking, education & professional development year-round. Pre-sale tickets are available online for $10 until 11:59 pm the night before the screening, while same-day tickets are available to purchase for $12 at any venue’s Box Office (excluding Druid Hills Presbyterian Church). Individual ticket holders are seated approximately 15 minutes prior to start time. If you do not arrive by the time Line B is admitted, your seat may be released to patrons waiting in the Standby Line (Line C), who are seated 5 minutes before the screening begins. It is important to arrive early, particularly for more popular screenings. Pleinserase allow plenty of time to park and make your way to the venue. TEXT the Atlanta Film Festival Box Office at (470) 296-0170 or email boxoffice@atlantafilmfestival.com.

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