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Wednesday, January 23 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Eventizing for Wider Audiences

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In recent years exhibitors have begun to see the financial merits of one-off, "eventized" screenings that can pack the house and bring new faces and voices into art houses. This panel explores how one-night events can boost box office and contribute to greater inclusivity and community engagement in the art house, making room for traditionally overlooked audiences and community -members to participate in dynamic speciality programs.

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Brian Ackerman

Founding Programming Director, Jacob Burns Film Center
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Caitlin Boyle

Founder, Film Sprout
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Moikgantsi Kgama

Founder / President, ImageNation/Soul Cinema Cafe
Hi! I am the founder of the ImageNation Cinema Foundation. A Harlem-based nonprofit media arts organization, ImageNation presents progressive media by and about people of color, with the goal of establishing a chain of art-house cinemas dedicated to these works. Through a variety... Read More →
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Clay Pruitt

Head of Acquisitions & Programming, Seed&Spark
I am originally from Southwest Colorado and I'm currently the Head of Acquisitions & Programming for Seed&Spark. Over the past 10 years I've worked with many film organizations and festivals including the Sundance Institute, WME, Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest... Read More →
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Zaf Yumru

Marketing and Communications Manager, New Orleans Film Society
I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey where I worked as the marketing manager and a programmer for !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival for 7 years while running a boutique pr & marketing agency dedicated to film, arts & culture. I moved to New Orleans in July 2017 and started working... Read More →

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