Jewish Film Presenters Conference in NYC

Once again, we are partnering with the JCC in Manhattan/Israel Film Center on the Jewish Film Presenters Conference taking place June 5 and 6.  We have developed a great two days of programming filled with opportunities to brainstorm and share resources. “We have made sure that there is something for established film festivals and those just getting started,” said Randy Lutterman, JCC Association consultant on arts and culture, adding that she learned from the Arts & Culture Symposium in January how useful it is for participants to have time to share and compare experiences.

Two informative and fun-filled days of conversation and workshops will set new standards for presentation of Jewish film and festivals. A large number of JCC professionals will meet and learn from colleagues and other experts in the field of film programming.

Topics include:

  • New Media
  • New Sharing Models
  • Outreach, PR & Marketing
  • Fundraising & Sponsorship
  • Film Sharing/ Cost Sharing — Setting up a better sharing system
  • Distributor Mini-Market
  • Operations
  • Programming

And we will even have time for some feature screenings!

For more information

You can also call 646 505 5708 to pay.

The tentative schedule for the conference follows. For conference goers arriving Tuesday night (June 4), they can attend a screening of Re-Emerging – The Jews of Nigeria at 7:30 p.m. at the JCC.

Following will be an informal gathering co-sponsored by JCC Association for all attending guests at the local Ale House, where they can spend some social time.


Wed. June 5
10 a.m. The conference begins with a welcome and introductions, goals, and keynote.
The next session will be on New Technology – DCP, screeners, websites, streaming – presenting films in the digital era with experts from the world of digital cinema. 

Over lunch (provided) we will be discussing better ways to share films and potential new systems. 

Then we will break into small groups and discuss Creative Programming - ideas outside the box, beyond the films, how do you get out in the community and bring people into your festival

We will also have a moving session on price standards. 

Finally, we will end the day with a panel of some of the major film festivals and programs in New York to learn from some of the mainstream presenters. 
7 p.m. Dinner provided and then we plan to end that night with a special communal viewing of a premiere film.

Thu, June 6
We will provide breakfast and some time to network and brainstorm together.
10 a.m. we will have a session on financing, followed by a panel on PR and marketing from some local experts. We will also have a session on the future of Jewish festivals.
Over lunch (provided) we will discuss Guests and Hospitality, and at 2 p.m. we will have our Distributors Panel with many of our finest distributors, followed by speed market meetings with each distributor.We will have a closing session at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a movie TBA.
On May 13 a final schedule will be on  www.israelfilmcenter.org/conference2013
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