g The Film Panel Notetaker: January 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Panel Discussion in Rotterdam

Hallo (Hello),
In case any of you may be in or will be going to the International Film Festivsal Rotterdam in The Netherlands through Feb. 4, then here's a link to all the info on the film panel discussions there:


Send me your notes if you do go.

Dag! (Good bye!) & Goede reis! (Have a safe journey!)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Reeler on This American Life panel at Sundance

The Reeler reports from the This American Life panel discussion at Sundance:

Friday, January 26, 2007

Sundance panel discussion podcasts

Thanks to Zoom In Online's Annie Frisbie for mentioning in her Sundance Diary how to access the Sundance panel discussion podcasts. Go to the following link to download and listen to the podcasts:


Ingrid's notes from Online Social Networking panel at Sundance

Read Shooting People's Ingrid Kopp's notes from the Community Voice and Social Networking panel discussion at Sundance.


Planned panels at Berlin International Film Festival

Indiewire reports on some upcoming panel discussions at the Berlin International Film Festival.

GreenCine Daily: Sundance roundtable panel

On GreenCine Daily, read Craig Phillips' notes from the roundtable panel discussion at Sundance featuring indie filmmakers Hal Hartley, Tamara Jenkins, David Gordon Green and Gregg Araki.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

GreenCine Daily Dishes "No End in Sight" Panel Discussion

Over at GreenCine Daily, a posting about a panel discussion moderated by David D'Arcy last night in Park City with military experts, a journalist and No End in Sight director Charles Ferguson and producer Alex Gibney.

To read all about it, go to:


Jesse's Notes from Doc Funding Panel at Sundance

Shooting People's Jesse Epstein is at the Sundance Film Festival, and posted some notes on SP's Sundance blog from the New Opportunities in Documentary Funding Panel.

To read Jesse's notes, go to:


Saturday, January 20, 2007

Tribeca All Access at Sundance

Anyone planning to see any of the following films mentioned in the press release below? They are the films playing at Sundance from Tribeca All Access. If anyone will be at any of these screenings, and I've been told that there will be filmmakers Q&As after each screening, and you would like to send me any notes, quotes, personal anecdotes, etc., from these Q&As, then I'd be happy to post them here at The Film Panel Notetaker, as I unfortunately could not make it to Park City.


January 19, 2007 [Park City, UT] – Tribeca All Access (TAA), the Tribeca Film Institute program, which fosters the careers of under-represented filmmakers, has three filmmakers premiering their new works at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

Alfredo de Villa is premiering his new feature film Adrift in Manhattan, starring Heather Graham and Victor Rasuk. The film examines the lives of three seemingly distant people as they connect in Manhattan. De Villa began shopping the script -- then titled 1/9 -- at Tribeca All Access in 2004. De Villa’s directorial debut, Washington Heights premiered at the 2002 Tribeca Film Festival. Adrift in Manhattan premieres on Sunday, January 21 @ 2:30 p.m. at the Racquet Club.

Miss Navajo, a documentary by 2006 TAA participant Billy Luther will premiere Saturday, January 20 @ 9:15 p.m. at Holiday Village Cinema III. Executive produced by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Inside Deep Throat; Party Monster), the film examines one woman's quest for the 2005 Miss Navajo Nation Crown.

Sterlin Harjo, winner of the 2006 TAA Narrative Creative Promise Award, will premiere his new feature film Four Sheets to the Wind about a young man’s coming into his own following the death of his father on Monday, January 22 @ 11:30 a.m. at the Racquet Club.

“Tribeca All Access has quickly become an important place for the industry to find new projects while enabling important relationships and opportunities for under-represented filmmakers,” said Jane Rosenthal co-founder of the Tribeca Film Institute and Festival. “The premieres of these films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is a testament to the ongoing success of TAA and the talent of its filmmakers.”

The Tribeca All Access program is now in its fourth year. The program selects thirty directors and screenwriters from an open call for submissions and provides them with one-on-one meetings with industry insiders and other events designed to generate exposure for their work. In 2006, TAA arranged a total of 550 meetings for program participants. The 2007 Tribeca All Access participants will be announced in early March.

About the Tribeca Film Institute (www.tribecafilminstitute.org) The Tribeca Film Institute creates innovative programs that draw on the unifying power of film to promote understanding, tolerance, and global awareness. The Institute is committed to educating, entertaining, and inspiring filmmakers and audiences alike while strengthening the artistic and economic fabric of New York City and its Lower Manhattan community. Tribeca All Access is made possible by Bloomberg. Additional support provided by Time Warner Inc., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

How to Attend Panels at Sundance, even if you're not at Sundance

In my morning Shooting People email today, the following info was posted about Zoom In Online - podcast with Geoff Gilmore:

Geoff Gilmore talks about the Sundance Film Festival and what independent film means to him.

Geoffrey Gilmore has been responsible for film selection and overall programming of the annual Sundance Film Festival since 1990. In addition, Gilmore is a programming consultant for the Sundance Film Channel, which was launched in February of 1996. For 14 years, he served as head of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's programming.

More coverage of Sundance 2007:
Panels offered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival will be made publicly available via podcasts for the first time ever through Zoom In Online, the destination and community for creative professionals. In addition to producing the podcasts, Zoom In Online built the platform to deliver festival content in near-real time at festival.sundance.org/2007 and on iTunes

Zoom In Online will offer exclusive daily coverage of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival at www.zoom-in.com. The site will feature daily video blog posts by prominent independent film veteran Reid Rosefelt featuring interviews with filmmakers and celebrated industry veterans, as well as film reviews by Zoom In Online senior editor Annie Young Frisbie. Sponsored by Adobe, Rosefelt’s festival presentation on film marketing will also be available on the site. Along with filmmaker documentaries from the festival, Zoom In Online will continue to post its content after the close of the event as 2007 Sundance Film Festival projects make their theatrical debuts throughout the year.

And another site to check out is Fest Mob in Park City, which was brought to my attention via "Head Trauma" director Lance Weiler:

Are you headed to Park City or are you interested in what's happening? The Fest Mob http://workbookproject.com/mob is a social mobile experiment from the slopes of Park City. Using mobile phones fest goers document their fest experience by texting, photographing and recording vid with their cell phones. Then all the info is uploaded to the fest mob to create a real-time document of the festival. The mob is also a way for people NOT going to Park City to experience the festivals first hand by posting comments, questions or links to cool things they are reading about the festival. It's totally FREE all the details are at http://workbookproject.com/mob The Fest Mob is a social experiment by the Workbook Project a FREE social open source project for filmmakers. Its goal is to bridge the gap between technology and filmmaking. http://workbookproject.com