Our filmmaker/instructor friend Harriette Yahr (of Maui Film School) has just kindly informed us of a a great opportunity happening in Park City this weekend — available all over the world if you have an internet connection…and it’s free!
Harriette is off to the Sundance Film Festival and will attend a Filmmaker Summit at Slamdance THIS Saturday, January 22nd, at 1:30p Mountain Time. (Yes, that’s TOMORROW….10:30am for us Hawaii residents.) Thanks to modern tech, we can all tap into the currents of indie cinema from the comfort of our computers via a live stream from the summit!!
The link to more information (and the live stream) is www.openvideoalliance.org/summit
According to the event’s info page, this summit covers filmmaking “Today, Tomorrow and the Next 50 Years”:
“The second annual Filmmaker Summit: a day of real conversation with innovative leaders, discussing the current state of our community, next steps and how each and every independent filmmaker can take better control of their creative destiny. It’s free to watch and free to attend in person, but you need to register. Presented by Slamdance, the Workbook Project, and OVA, with support from IndieFlix, Banyan Branch, and the Ford Foundation.”
We hope we’ll be joined by thoughtful and creative indie filmmakers for the online experience…it appears that there’s a live Twitter feed dedicated to the stream, which means we can all be interacting while we watch! (Be sure to follow us on Twitter – our handle is @nonifilms – and for extra credit, follow Harriette as well, at @filmworkshops)