Girl Power Film + Media Summit: Digital Edition

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#GirlPowerSummit promises to inspire and empower the next generation of womxn in film and media with insightful conversations & workshops.

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Imagine This is back for our 4th edition of Girl power Film + Media Summit from March 13-14th, 2021. Join #GirlPowerSummit for a free, virtual event for two days of panels, workshops, and networking.  

#GirlPowerSummit promises to inspire and empower the next generation of womxn in film and media with insightful conversations, motivating workshops, and impactful networking. Come join us and experience the POWER of womxn in entertainment. 

What to expect:

Mindfully crafted agenda that will cover a range of topics by a collection of the most brilliant, badass womxn who are passionate about motivating the next generation creatives.

-Free admission to Girl Power Film + Media Summit

- Industry panels with filmmakers from Netflix, Starz, Freeform, AMC, BBC, and more

- Industry-led workshops


Saturday, March 13th

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Panel 1: Behind the Scene Representation: Women in Speculative Fiction

Featuring Racheal Goldberg (American Gods, Raising Dion, Veronica Mars, Cloak & Dagger, Muted) Laura Belsey (The Walking Dead, Batwoman, Arrow, Queen of the South, Animal Kingdom); Sarah Walker (Warrior Nun, A Discovery of Witches); Melora Rivera (Black Lightning, Love Is, Being Mary Jane).

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm

Panel 2: Directing For TV: What Indie Filmmakers Need to Know

Featuring Sheree Folkson (Bridgerton, Another Life, American Horror Story); Sam Bailey (Grown-ish, The Chi, Mixed-ish); Claire Scanlon (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, GLOW, Black-ish, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt).

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Storytelling Redefined: Breaking Native and Indigenous Stereotypes

With Tracey Deer. An award-winning documentaries with Indigenous-owned Rezolution Pictures kicked off a collaboration that led to acclaimed dramedy Mohawk Girls, which ran for five seasons on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. As its co-creator, director, and co-showrunner, Tracey earned four consecutive Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Direction and the TIFF Birks Diamond Tribute Award.

That success propelled Tracey to co-executive producer on a season of Netflix/CBC series Anne with an E, working alongside Emmy winner Moira Walley-Beckett. Tracey followed up with her debut feature Beans, which screened at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim. She was awarded the prestigious TIFF Emerging Talent Award, presented by Ava DuVernay, and named one of Variety’s 10 Screenwriters to Watch.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop 1: Presented by Backstage: Casting Your Film Virtually

Christine McKenna-Tirella is the NY Casting Specialist at Backstage and a New York–based Casting Director. Before joining the magazine and online platform, she worked extensively in casting across a variety of mediums including commercials, TV, film, and theater at the high-profile offices of Stewart/Whitley Casting, Harriet Bass Casting, Telsey+Co, and Paladino Casting

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Speed Networking

An opportunity to network with creatives in the industry professionals to build invaluable connections.

Sunday, March 14th

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Q&A Meet the filmmakers

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Workshop 2: Presented by ISA: Three Characteristics Your Script Must Have

Make your screenplay stand apart. Whether you are revising your script, writing your first draft, or creating ideas, this course gets you off to a fast start towards a marketable script. A screenplay must be attractive, moving, and fresh (original story, characters, dialogue, and action).

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop 3: Jamie Monahan The Top 5 Secrets of Pitching Your Project

Award-Winning Filmmaker, Director, Producer, and Actress Jamie Monahan shares her hard-won insights to get your project picked up. From general meetings to contracts she'll help you feel more confident walking into the room.

7:00 pm - 7:35 pm

Conversation: Landing Your First Job in Hollywood

With Carole Kirschner, Director of WGA Showrunner Training Program & CBS Diversity Writers Program. Entertainment Career Coach. Author of Hollywood Game Plan.

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About Imagine This Women's Film Festival

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF), is a Brooklyn-based women's film festival that aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring womxn filmmakers from around the world. Imagine This goal is to support womxn by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC womxn and the LGBTQIA+ community while providing educational and professional development, and serving as a resource information network.

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