Topanga Film Festival, 2010, For Short Films
This elegant Mediterranean villa that once played host to Hollywood’s elite
of the 1930s has enjoyed various incarnations as a playground for the rich
and famous, as a casino, brothel, night club and a tavern over a number of
decades. Today, meticulously restored to all its glory, it presents the perfect
backdrop for an inspiring day of networking, socializing and screenings.
August 19th-22nd Topanga Shorts Film Festival, Los Angeles
With the advent and acceptance of digital technologies in content
creation and distribution, the playing field for storytellers has leveled.
The day is dedicated to illuminating the intricacies of a burgeoning global
media paradigm and to provide filmmakers with the opportunity to pitch
their projects to potential production partners.
Through a series of seminars, panels and workshops they envision the most
qualitative and exhilarating exchange of intellectual capital, ideas and
PANELS & SCREENINGS (participants unconfirmed)
11AM | bettering the world with your story
Panel explores the creative muse and driving factors in finding your story that
can catalyze social change and betterment of the human condition through
transmedia. Panel participants will show you how to find your special voice in
uncovering your story.
1PM | the transmedia challenge
Explore trilogy of co-occurring roles as creators, producers and participants of
content in today’s new media paradigm. Join Kyle Ruddick, founder/director of
One Day on Earth and others, dedicated to expanding global collaboration in
the production of multi-authored narratives that inspire societal betterment.
3PM | production & finance
Modi Wiczyik, Co-CEO Media Rights Capital joins entertainment lenders,
venture capitalists and angel investors who discuss investing, expanding/contracting
revenue streams and lending in a burgeoning new media landscape.
5PM | distribution & marketing
A panel comprised of members of the Women in Film International Committee
will focus on new practices and trends in full-cycle distribution that now starts
as early as development and pre-production and the new power for independent
filmmakers in the world of new media and social networking.
8PM | featured screening
Curated shorts or selected long-form feature screening www.topangafilmfestival.com