Feb 1, 2009

the Center for Social Media conference

The Orphan Film Symposium (along with the International Documentary Association, POV, Kartemquin Films, Women in Film & Video DC, et al.) sponsors the 5th annual "Making Your Media Matter" conference, organized by the Center for Social Media, February 12 & 13.

The Center invites you to join "filmmakers, distributors, outreach specialists and an impressive cast of media pioneers for a series of panel discussions on the latest tools in creating, distributing, and fundraising for social issue media."

Events take place at American University’s Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, in Washington, DC.

Here's the lineup of speakers and topics.

5:50 pm George Stoney (NYU) on ethics in social-issue film
6:15 Keynote: Gordon Quinn on the ethics of Cinema Verite

10:15 Money and Mission
Danny Alpert, Exec. Producer, See3 and Kindling Group
Julie Goldman, founder, Cactus Three Films
Alyce Myatt, Exec. Director, Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media
Sheila Leddy, Ex. Director, the Fledgling Fund

1:30 Outreach and Connection
Andrew Mer, Snagfilms
Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar, filmmakers, Made in LA
Scott Kirsner, author of CinemaTech
Maia L. Ermita, Director of Festival and Outreach, Arts Engine
Wendy Levy, Director of Creative Programming, Bay Area Video Coalition

3:30 Art, Ethics and Mission
Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine, filmmakers, War Dance
Cara Mertes, Director, Sundance Documentary Film Program
Thomas Allen Harris, Director, Chimpanzee Productions
Sky Sitney, Programming Director, SILVERDOCS