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Thursday, October 15, 2020
CIFF Industry Days >> Daily Industry Alert - Thursday October 15
Daily Industry Alert
Thursday, October 15
Welcome to Day 2 of Industry Days!
Below, please find the registration links to today's panels and networking event. Visit the website and read the FAQs for more information.
How to Make a Good Movie and a Little Profit on a Low-Budget: Case Study on Saint Frances
12:00 – 1:00pm (CT) time zone converter
Director Alex Thompson and writer-star Kelly O’Sullivan made last year’s Chicago hit film Saint Frances;
the movie won multiple festival awards, was released by Oscilloscope,
received great reviews, but earned just $200,000 at the box office. Get
the nitty-gritty details on development, financing, and distribution
from the Saint Frances team, and what success really means for a low-budget film.
Panelists: Scott Macaulay (moderator), Kelly O’Sullivan, Alex Thompson, Nate Hurtsellers, Ian Keiser
Three-time Oscar nominee and winner of Golden Globe, BAFTA, and WGA awards, John Logan has written such films as Skyfall, Spectre, Hugo, The Aviator, and Gladiator, as well as created and produced the television series Penny Dreadful and written dozens of award-winning plays. Learn how to write scripts from a master, indeed.
Keynote Conversation: At the Vanguard with Dede Gardner, Producer of Moonlight and The Big Short
5:00 – 6:15pm (CT) time zone converter
Academy Award-winning producer and Co-President of Brad Pitt’s
production company Plan B Entertainment, Dede Gardner has produced such
award-winning films as Moonlight, Vice, The Big Short, Selma, 12 Years a Slave, and The Tree of Life. For TV, she recently produced Barry Jenkins’ Underground Railroad and Dennis Kelly’s Third Day.
Gardner will discuss her process for cultivating new talents and
developing and producing great works of topical and artistic cinema and
Moderated by Gil Robertson (African American Film Critics Association)
Networking Hour:With Kartemquin Films, IFA Chicago, and SAGIndie
6:00 – 7:00pm (CT) time zone converter
Passholders are invited to this meet up to talk with other attendees,
filmmakers, and the Industry Days team. Also, meet representatives from
Kartemquin Films, IFA Chicago and SAGIndie to learn more about their
All Industry Days panels will be recorded. After
a panel is complete, please give us generally up to 24 hours for it to
appear on the YouTube page. Passholders will have access to this page
through the duration of the festival - ending on October 25.
Any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Industry Days Supporters
With many films streaming across the U.S.
and select primetime screenings happening at Pilsen's ChiTown Movies
drive-in, enjoy our selection of the most exciting, compelling, and
groundbreaking feature films, documentaries, and short films of the
Werner Herzog, Chloé Zhao, Spike Lee, and Tsai Ming-Liang are
just some of the acclaimed directors whose work you'll see at this
year's Festival, alongside such highly anticipated films as Ammonite, Bad Hair, and One Night in Miami.