4:00 PM THURSDAY, 4/27
Presented by the UMass Boston Film Series (part of the IFFBoston/UMASS Boston Film Summit)
The Mass. Works-in-Progress Pitch Session spotlights local filmmakers at various stages in their careers and at different stages of production with their projects. The IFFBoston/UMB Film Series’ WIP event takes place before a general audience of filmgoers, potential funders, broadcasters, festival programmers, brand partners and industry insiders. The goal of the event is to create a unique coalition of awareness and support for local filmmakers.
Chico Colvard — Filmmaker, Professor of Cinema at MassArt and UMB Film Series Curator
12:00 pm SATURDAY, 4/29
Open Screen is Boston’s one and only open mic night for movies! Whether you sold your home to finance your 35mm masterpiece, or you made it last night in your basement—if your movie is under 10 minutes, we’ll screen it. Come see a “Best Of” presentation along with a shorter version of our regular screening. If you have a short that’s 10 minutes or less, we’ll screen it at IFFBoston!
With your hosts: Vatche Arabian, Adrian Atwood, Phil Healy, and Adam Van Voorhis.
3:00 PM SUNDAY, 4/30
Presented by The Arts Fuse
The Boston Cambridge area has long been a hub for documentary film and for the production of shows for public television. For the past several decades, film departments and music schools have also been providing the film industry with production resources and talent. Add to the mix the long and varied music culture in Boston. Mason Daring, John Kusiak, and Sheldon Mirowitz each began as performers in the Boston music scene in the 1970s. Individually they have built careers scoring feature films, PBS programs, commercials, television, as well as for museums, live orchestras and ensembles. They will talk about their process and the evolution of their work, provide insight into the development of a successful score, and discuss the challenges of their craft
Tim Jackson — Filmmaker, Musician, Actor, Writer for The Arts Fuse
2:45 pm SUNDAY, 4/30
Presented by the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
In this conversation, we will be exploring the edit for feature-length and short films. What are the differences (and similarities) in the ways editors approach their work? How does one inform the other?
James Rutenbeck—Documentary Editor and Director (RAISE THE DEAD, SCENES FROM A PARISH)
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