Industry Days

Industry Days

The Festival’s new hub for filmmakers and industry professionals to connect, share ideas and inspire each other, the Industry Days program (Oct 22-25) will examine current and future trends in the art and industry of the entertainment business. Topics covered include artistic, social, and political issues related to filmmaking as well as new modes of production and content creation and shifting financing and distribution paradigms. The four-day gathering will be comprised of networking events, master classes, panel discussions, workshops, parties, and a competitive pitch session, juried by a distinguished panel of industry professionals.

Presented by leading financial services provider TIAA-CREF, the conference kicks off on Thurs, Oct 22 with a special Industry Tribute to Chicago native Gigi Pritzker, producer of such noted films as Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, the Academy Award-nominated Rabbit Hole, Sundance favorite The Way Way BackDrive starring Ryan Gosling, and Ender’s Game, based on Orson Scott Card’s novel.

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22oct7:00 pm- 8:00 pmGigi Pritzker Industry Tribute7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Category:Industry Days,Special EventCountry:US
23oct10:00 am- 11:00 amOverseas Connections: How to Gain Access to International Partners and Financiers (co-produced with IFP/Chicago)10:00 am - 11:00 am Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
23oct11:30 am- 12:30 pmCrowdfunding and Crowdfinding: How to Raise Money and Prime Your Prospective Audience11:30 am - 12:30 pm Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
23oct1:00 pm- 2:00 pmMaking an Impact: How to Build Coalitions, Engage Communities, and Change the World Through Film1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
23oct1:00 pm- 2:00 pmState of the Art-house: A Conversation with Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael Barker1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
23oct2:15 pm- 3:15 pmIs the Future of Indie Film in TV and on the Web?2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
23oct4:00 pm- 5:00 pmHow to Build a Booming Chicago Film Industry4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
24oct10:00 am- 11:00 amHow to Make a Great Movie for $50,000 or Less10:00 am - 11:00 am Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
24oct11:15 am- 12:15 pmA Conversation with Producer-Writer-Directors Steve Pink and Jeff Garlin, moderated by Seth Abramovitch11:15 am - 12:15 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
24oct1:00 pm- 2:00 pmHow to Sell Your Film1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
24oct2:00 pm- 3:00 pmThe Foreign Language Film Crisis: Are Subtitled Movies Fading on U.S. Screens?2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
24oct2:30 pm- 3:30 pmThe Distribution Puzzle: Film Releasing Strategies from Theaters to VOD (co-produced with IFP/Chicago)2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Category:Industry DaysCountry:US
24oct4:00 pm- 5:00 pmPower Players: How Women Producers & Executives are Changing the Entertainment Business4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Category:Industry Days,PanelCountry:US
25oct10:00 am- 2:00 pmThe Pitch10:00 am - 2:00 pm Category:Industry DaysCountry:US