SCHEDULE

DAY 1 - FEB 13

 

9:30

Registration Opens

 

10:00  

Welcome and Introductions

Kenny Blank - Working with the Jewish Industry

Introductions + outside the box programs

 

11:30

Selection Process:

How do you select your films?

 

12:30

Working Lunch - Price Standards

How much should I be paying for films? What has the new survey of price standards shown? How to negotiate with distributors.

 

1:30

A New Platform for Jewish Film Festivals

Learn more about the newly launched J Film Box, a new resource for Jewish Film Festivals, and get the first look at some of the latest enhancements.

 

2:30

DCP and the future of cinema.

The film industry is experiencing a technological revolution. As more festivals start working with new formats, hear from experts on how to manage new technology.

 

3:30

Distributors Panel

Hear from a panel of distributors of Jewish films.

 

4:30

Mini-Market

Face to face time with distributors and other vendors.

 

5:30

End of day notes + Announcing the Favorite Jewish Film of the Year

 

6pm

Screening: Ben Gurion - Epilogue

 

DAY 2 - FEB 14

9am

Breakfast and Schmooze Time

 

10am

Fundraising

Hear from a panel of private funders, foundations, and sponsors.

 

11am

Going Beyond the Film - Breakout Sessions

*The Art of the Q&A

*Creative Programs

* Materials: Trailers, Posters, Campaigns

 

12:00pm

Sex, Arabs, and Videotapes

A panel on how to engage with controversial material.

 

1pm

Working Lunch - Marketing 2017:

Mailchimp, Social Media, Community Engagement

 

2pm

Nuts and Bolts - Breakout sessions:

Ticketing Options

Venue Changes

Logistics and Operations

 

3pm

Outside the Swamp

Hear from a panel of film festivals that are not part of the Jewish Niche.

 

4pm

Audience Building - A revolutionary approach on how to build your audience.

 

5pm

Closing Session

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