Silk City Film Festival

Coming to Hartford, Connecticut
October 13-16, 2011


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Workshop Title: DIY - Digital Distribution & Marketing
Location & Time: Saturday, October 15 @ 2pm - City Steam Brewery

This is a FREE Workshop!!

Come find out more about and how they can help distribute your film!

Justin Michael Morales - has worked on BIG movies and little movies.  From straight to DVD distribution companies to releasing his own Documentary BUSKING THE SYSTEM theatrically and even getting a date in NYC!

Workshop Title: Entertainment Law for the Indie Filmmaker
Location & Time: Friday, October 14 @ 3pm - Capital Community College (Degnan Hall)

This is a FREE Workshop, please find out more about Entertainment Law and how you can protect your movie with David Ryan Polgar.

David Ryan Polgar is a writer, attorney, and college professor living in West Hartford. Focusing on entertainment law, Polgar assists filmmakers, musicians, and public figures in copyright and contractual matters. One of his focuses is how law is adjusting to our rapidly changing technological landscape and how this is altering such conceptions as fair use.

Workshop Title: Get Your Movie Out to the World!!
Location & Time: Saturday, October 15 @ 3pm - City Steam Brewery

You made it now you have to get it out!  Have a conversation with
*Andrew Gernhard - Synthetic Cinema International Distribution and Production Company
 *Debbie Gaudet - Curator and Programmer for Wadsworth
*Justin Morales - Cool Hand Pictures

Andrew Gernhard -  a Norwich native, has been making films in Connecticut
since 2000.  His Rocky Hill-based company Synthetic Cinema International has produced eight feature  films, with a ninth, Steve Niles' Remains, currently
in post-production for NBC Universal's Chiller Network.

Deborah Gaudet - is the curator of film and theater at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.  She programs 50 films per year, including documentaries, foreign films, independent movies, classics and shorts.  The museum's theater is also a venue for musical performances, plays, lectures, and dance. Debbie has traveled to film festivals all over the world and has organized festival trips for groups to Toronto, Canada; San Sebastian, Spain; Thessaloniki, Greece; and Prague, Czech Republic.

Justin MoralesOwner of FlickU.Me (digital distribution site) and also Director of "Busking The System" a documentary which he theatrically released in 2011 at 7 different theaters in 5 states and has just booked in NYC!

Get Your Movie Out to the World!!


Workshop Title: Making Movies in CT
Location & Time: Saturday, October 15 @ 2:15pm - Hartford Public Library

This is a FREE panel discussion with local Connecticut Filmmakers, come find out more about how to make your movie in CT along with the benefits that are here.  Find out more from:
- A. D. Calvo
- Marty Lang
- Greg Nutcher
- Joe Young


Workshop Title: Stop Bitching and Start Pitching
Location & Time: Saturday, October 15 @ 1pm - City Steam Brewery

As screenwriting discussion with Marty Lang and Jeanne Veillette Bowerman

Marty Lang is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film, Video and Interactive Media at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden, Connecticut. He is the writer (and director) of the independent feature film Rising Star, which will be released in 2012. He is the Assistant Director of the Connecticut Film Industry Training Program, where he has written four of the short films the program has produced. And he won the Indie Spirit Award at the 2010 Silk City Flick Fest. (Which is the coolest thing of all.) Check him out on Twitter @marty_lang.

Jeanne Veillette Bowerman is the Co-Founder and moderator of the weekly Twitter screenwriters’ chat, Scriptchat, and has a weekly Script Magazine column entitled Balls of Steel. She’s written several screenplays, including the adaption of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Slavery by Another Name, with its author, Douglas A. Blackmon, senior national correspondent of The Wall Street Journal. More information can be found on her blog, Ramblings of a Recovering Insecureaholic.


Stop Bitching & Start Pitching

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