On October 28th the day after the NYC premiere of the eleventh annual Media That Matters collection (buy tickets!), Arts Engine will host a free day-long series of conversations for filmmakers, activists and educators.
The day will be organized into three interactive 90-minute sessions. You can sign up for one or for all three. Since this event is designed to be a series of intimate conversations, space is extremely limited. While we are able to offer these conversations at no cost to participants, you MUST register in advance. You can find detailed descriptions of the sessions and panelists below.
Fair Use Workshop
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
What is “fair use”? Can I use my favorite song or a clip from a film/tv show in my project? Can I get sued for copyright infringement if I’m under 18? If you’re a youth filmmaker and you’ve asked yourself these questions, this is the workshop for you. Patricia Aufderheide, Director of the Center for Social Media, in Washington, DC., and one of the nation’s leading experts in fair use, will guide you through an interactive workshop covering everything you wanted to know about fair use but didn’t know who to ask. All ages are encouraged to attend this workshop!
Show Me The Money: Using Grassroots Fundraising Strategies To Finance Your Film2:00-3:30 p.m.
Despite the myriad resources now available, filmmakers will eventually face the reality that maxing out their credit cards may be not enough to finish their projects. For the very few, it will be easier to successfully navigate the grant system of fundraising; for everyone else -- first-time and/or inexperienced filmmakers, those not “well-connected,” or belonging to an underrepresented community -- this path can be endlessly frustrating. In this panel, we explore alternatives to the “foundation-industrial complex,” and focus on how filmmakers can use individual donors, fiscal sponsorship, and private family foundations to help finance their films.
Panelist: Marilyn Ness (Director, Bad Blood) Eleanor Whitney, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
Moderator: Felix Endara, Filmmaker Services Manager, Arts Engine, Inc.
Beyond The Screen: Incorporating Media Into Your Lesson Plan4:00-5:30 p.m.
In a multidimensional classroom, media is one of the most effective ways to engage students in learning. But we can go beyond simply screening a film in the classroom by incorporating it more fully into the curriculum. Using a film from our eleventh annual collection as a case study, our panelistswill develop strategies to turn this work into a lesson plan.
Panelists: MTM 11 filmmaker, Rhys Daunic, Board Member the National Association of Media Literacy and co-founder/ Program Director of The Media Spot
Moderator: Caitlin Nagel, Three Minute Media, co-founder Femmedia!
Don't forget to buy tickets to the World Premiere of the eleventh annual
Media That Matters™ collection on October 27th in NYC!
Buy your tickets here before it sells out!
RSVP today for our WOMEN & GIRLS MATTER panels and workshops!
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Arts Engine & The Center for Social Media
Media That Matters: IMPACT is a joint project of Arts Engine, Inc. and The Center for Social Media.