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Wednesday, January 23 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Pro Tips for Parity: Lessons From the Front Line

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How do you create intersectional programming? In this session we will learn from festivals whose missions are dedicated to programming by and for communities often underrepresented in art houses and film festivals. These experts will share how their mandates have touched every moving part of their organizations — from programming to operations, to marketing, to developing an audience. How has history informed their past and current practices? What impact does today's larger parity conversation have on their work and what can festivals who are working to be more equitable and diverse learn from their challenges and triumphs?

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Lela Meadow-Conner

Executive Director, Film Festival Alliance
A wicked good kid from Boston, Lela has been working in the film festival industry for more than sixteen years, as a founder/Executive Director for Tallgrass Film Festival, and a consultant for other festivals including the Bentonville Film Festival and Woods Hole Film Festival. In... Read More →

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Linda Broker

Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute
Linda’s passion for film started when she was just a little lass and cried (happy tears) after watching the original 1963 version of The Incredible Journey – her first film in a theater. She eventually grew up and wised up, moving from LA to Colorado where she began volunteering... Read More →
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Andrew Murphy

Director of Programming, Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
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Isaac Zablocki

Director and Founder, ReelAbilities Film Festival
Isaac Zablocki is the Director of the Israel Film Center at the Manhattan JCC. He was born in New York, and grew up in Israel. He programs over seven film festivals a year including The Other Israel Film Festival and Reelabilites: NY Disabilities Film Festival. As Director of the Israel Film Center, he is the leading programmer of Israeli films in the U.S... Read More →

Wednesday January 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:15pm MST
Interlaken Zermatt Conference Center