With the democratization of filmmaking through digital media, new filmmakers and citizen documenters are emerging everyday. It is an exciting time to be a filmmaker, especially a woman filmmaker, as the playing field has leveled through egalitarian and DIY production and distribution (YouTube for example). However, traditional models such as public broadcasting and theatrical distribution, are becoming increasingly difficult.
With this dichotomy in indie filmmaking, how can a filmmaker utilize the tools available today to have their project stick out from the rest of the pack? What strategies, such as the use of social media, can be used to increase the female filmmaking voice? What resources are out there to help in terms of financing and support to get your film off the ground? These topics and more will be discussed by a panel of successful women filmmakers from across the nation. This panel will feature special guest and moderator Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of arts organization WOMEN MAKE MOVIES, and is part of HIFF’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of this groundbreaking organization.
AN EVENING WITH DEBRA ZIMMERMAN
Presented by Hawaii Women in Filmmaking
October 14 2012 / 7:00PM
The ARTS at Marks Garage.
$30 / Tickets available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/269711
Debra Zimmerman, Executive Director of Women Make Movies, a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films by and about women, will be with us to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Debra will share with us her work at WMM, its history, distribution service and production assistance programs. It will be a small gathering with wine and chocolate (and a cake too), and plenty opportunities to network with fellow filmmakers! PLEASE NOTE ALL THE PROCEEDS WILL FUND FUTURE FILMMAKING WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS.