March 9, 2011

IDA in Full Force at SXSW

Check out the panel our Board President, Eddie Schmidt, is moderating at SXSW on March 14th at 11 a.m.:

Documentary Deities: Dispelling The Director Myth
Filmmaking is a team effort, and none more so than the documentary. Most documentaries are made by a core team of multiple hat-wearing collaborators all drawn to the medium specifically because it allows for a 'roll up the sleeves,' hands-on approach to craft, strategy and storytelling at the most intimate levels for a long period of time. Despite this reality, and in light of a much more sophisticated, user-driven media landscape, The Director as all-powerful God perpetuates as a convenient myth for traditional and nontraditional press and audiences to buy into - often to the detriment of their own ability to understand (or even create) such works. This panel, hosted by Oscar nominated documentary filmmaker and IDA Board President Eddie Schmidt, and featuring top documentary producers, editors and DP's... For more event details, visit the SXSW website.

And that's not all! 

Our Board Vice President, Adam Chapnick is presenting on this SXSW Mentor Session on March 13th at 11 a.m.:

Mentors - Distribution 2
Get some one-on-one face time with people who can decide if a film goes theatrical, VOD or another route entirely. Mentor session signup is open to all Film, Gold and Platinum badge holders at a first-come, first-served basis. Registrants who signed up online must check-in 30 minutes before your mentor time slot to guarantee your spot. Limited on-site signup is also available for a small number of mentor sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session. For more info on this event, visit the SXSW website.