Annual Filmmaking Festival and Conference, April 9-12

Presentations on the film industry, documentary filmmaking, practical advice for “breaking in” to the industry, networking, screenings, and discussions are all part of Sarah Lawrence College’s annual Filmmaking Festival & Conference to be held in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center and at Bronxville’s movie house on Kraft Avenue from April 9 - 12. All events are free and open to the public.

All events take place in Donnelley Film Theater in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center, unless otherwise indicated.

Wednesday, April 9

All day fundraiser at Blue Moon Café in Bronxville*

7 p.m.
Screening of Student films and Presentation of the SLC PHIL Moving Picture Show Competition Winners at the Bronxville Cinemas on Kraft Avenue.

Thursday, April 10

5 p.m.
“Screenwriting in the Industry: Representation, Agents, Etc.” – Frederic Richter, award-winning screenwriter, SLC ’10, and graduate of the American Film Institute, (Heimbold 208)

6 p.m.
"Meet and Greet" reception

6:45 p.m.
Screening of feature film “TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro,” directed by Heather Winters, SLC ’84, followed by Q&A with filmmakers.

8 p.m.
Reception

Friday, April 11

5 p.m.
Music Video Case Study  -- Cohlie Brocato SLC’11, Douglas McGinness SLC‘10, Alex Shifman SLC‘12  and Hannah Rothfield SLC’11 (Heimbold 208).

6:45 p.m.
Screening of feature film “Red Monsoon,” directed by Eelum Dixit SLC‘09, followed by Q&A with filmmakers.

8 p.m.
Reception

Saturday, April 12

10 – 11 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
"Recent SLC Alums: Breaking In" moderated by Brian Emery SLC‘07  with Thomas Torrey SLC‘06, Sasha Passero SLC ‘09, Jamie Heaslip SLC‘13, Aijah Keith SLC‘11 and Meghan Klien SLC’09.

1 – 2:15 p.m.
"The Filmmaking Industry Today” moderated by Heather Winters SLC‘84  with Arianna Bocco SLC '91, Stephanie Cooper SLC ‘65 and ‘76 and Andrew Lawton SLC’03.

2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
"The Art of Documentary Filmmaking" moderated by Kate Hearst  with Jay Sterrenberg SLC‘05, Heather Winters SLC‘84, Howard Weinberg, faculty members Rico Speight and Robin Starbuck and Ken Kobland.

4 p.m.
Closing Night Screening of "ELUSIVE," the webseries made in faculty members’ Doug MacHugh's and Fred Strype's Webseries class.

6 p.m.
Reception

*An all-day fundraiser at Blue Moon Café in Bronxville, NY: Show a “Filmmaking Program” Voucher and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Filmmaking, Screenwriting & Media Arts Program at Sarah Lawrence College.

The conference is sponsored by the Filmmaking, Screenwriting &Media Arts Program, B&H Photo and Video, The SLC offices of College Events, Alumni Relations, andCareer Counseling, the Diana Leslie Fund, the Film Networking Co-Operative, andthe Screenwriting Club.

Sarah Lawrence College’s undergraduate Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Media Arts Program offers a vibrant, dynamic, creative incubator to ignite the imagination of the next generation of media makers. The program seeks to help students navigate the intersection of art and technology as they acquire the tools and skills of the discipline and develop their critical and creative voices. Recent graduates routinely have work represented at some of the world’s most prestigious film and media festivals, and graduates who chose to pursue advanced degrees are finding traction at the top film schools in the U.S. and abroad.