Conferences, Panels & Seminars

2014 Events Coming Soon

 

Some past Workshops/Panels 

Fri. – April 12, 2013 @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo, NY – 10:30pm

 

 

 


 

Other People’s Money: using Crowd-funding to make your film
Whether you are a filmmaker, musician, or artist of any kind, crowd-funding sites are breaking down the wall of investment opportunities. This FREE informative panel will talk about maximizing crowd-funding sites such as Kickstarter and IndieGoGo as options to raise money for projects (with a focus on filmmaking).The panelists: Anthony Vescio, Evan Pease, Brian Bernys, Rob Imbs, Justin Sammarco and Ben Tsujimoto.Anthony, Evan, and Brian used crowd-funding to create Buffalo’s first completed crowd-funded film; Granted (screening at 9pm before the panel).

Rob leveraged social media and created relationships in the industry to raise over $12,000 for his feature film GameChangers on IndieGoGo.

Justin will use his extensive knowledge of the JOBS Act to help artists navigate the legal waters of crowd-funding.

Ben has been writing for Buffalo.com since 2009 and can advise artists on how to use social media effectively to extend the reach of their campaigns.

2012 Workshops/Panels

Tues. – April 17, 2012 @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Ben Porcari

7pm

- Panel: “Learn all about Real World Animation & Visual effects by award winning animation studio IBC Digital w/special guest Ben Porcari who will explore the studios animation & visual effects work infilm/TV & commercials with you” –This is a FREE EVENT open to the public – 1st come 1st serve

 

Wed. – April 18, 2012 @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

6pm

- Panel: “A Breakthrough Guide To Screenwriting”with writer/director/author/lecturer Alyn Darnay – This is a FREE EVENT open to the public – 1st come 1stserve

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Fri. – April 20, 2012 @ The Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Steve Romano

Rick Page

 

7pm

-       Emerging Cinematographers (8 Shorts, 120m) (These block of films are from the International Cinematographers Guild, which recently won top awards at the Emerging Cinematographer Awards. These are 8 short films by Camera Guild members who have not yet reached the status of Cinematographer but occupy that role for these films. Their work is in the forefront of today’s cinematography, both in q

uality and innovation. There will be representatives here from these films and the guild to present a panel discussion after these showings. This is a FREE EVENT open to the public. More Info