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Panels and Workshops
Bias Workshop (By Invitation Only)
TURNING UNCONSCIOUS BIAS INTO CONSCIOUS THOUGHT This workshop provides participants with a clearer understanding of their possible unconscious (implicit) biases and the effects on their behavior when interacting with others; reacting to events; and responding to situations. WORKSHOP FACILIATOR: Phil Clayborne, President, Metrics2Results. Christie Herring, Associate Producer/Editor of the film bias, will be in attendance.
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Black Cinema
LIMITED SEATING- RSVP by Adding to Cart Screening of Mike Dennis’s film, Black Film Now, followed by a discussion on current and future developments of Black Cinema
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Creatives Resource Expo- 2nd Annual
Free and Open to All Creatives! The Denton Black Film Festival (DBFF) presents our 2nd Annual Creative Resource Expo. With the vision to create a supportive community of artist from the varied facets of filmmaking, we present an opportunity for you to network with various local organizations as well as top-ranked industries in the craft of filmmaking. In addition to the expo, we will also host panels with a diverse set of industry professionals.
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How to Independently Distribute your film
LIMITED SEATING - RSVP by Adding to Cart Learn how to effectively market your film to major VOD and cable companies with the expertise of top-ranked distribution company, Distribber.Led by Neil Ames and Michael Sorenson from Distribber
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Human Trafficking- A Social Justice Panel
LIMITED SEATING (RSVP by Adding to Cart). In conjunction with the film, The Broken Rose, screenwriters Tyrone Dangerfield, and William Uschold, and community guest, Chong Kim, will lead a conversation on the prevailing injustice of human trafficking in the nation Saturday.
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Intellectual Property Panel
Free and Open to the Public Intellectual property panel (12pm-1pm) panelist Jennifer Porst (UNT lecturer, studies media law), Connie Powell (Baylor University professor), and Evan Stone (entertainment lawyer)
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Marketing as an Independent Filmmaker
Free and Open to the Public Marketing as an Independent Filmmaker (10:45-11:45) panelist: Neil Ames (Distribber), Leslie Fields Cruz (Black Public Media), and Freda Frimpong (KUUMBA)
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Mental Health - A Social Justice Panel
LIMITED SEATING (RSVP by Adding to Cart). Join in our community discussion of mental health in the Black community, as we highlight Director James Curry’s film, masterjam.
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Salon with Amy Adrion (Free Event)
Free Event- Tickets Not Required. Limited Seating. Join us for an intimate conversation with Amy Adrion, director of Half the Picture at this artist salon. Salons provide a space for informal conversation about art and culture, so you can bring questions for Amy or simply your curiosity about filmmaking and an interest in sharing ideas with other creative folks and building community. Light refreshments provided.
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What A Producer Does Workshop
LIMITED SEATING- RSVP by Adding to Cart What A Producer Does Workshop Led by Eugene Martin- UNT Chair of Media Arts and Filmmaker
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Women, Wine, and Wisdom Panel
Free Panel and Networking Event Come join in our inclusive discussion on the role of the female creative in the film industry. Following our cocktail hour, Amy Adrion, Director of the film Half the Picture, will be joining our panel discussion with fellow female industry professionals on the evolving filmmaking landscape for female leadership.
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Young Filmmakers’ Focus Group
Limited Seating- RSVP by Adding to Cart Representatives from the award-winning production non-profit, Ghetto Film School, will share their expertise with young and developing filmmakers. High school and college students are invited to this focus group to discuss all aspects of the creation process, including how to navigate the film industry. Ghetto Film School’s chief talent development officer and a participant in one of their programs will offer advice based on their experience as media makers and be available to offer feedback on short clips from films made by focus group participants.
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