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Tuesday, January 17 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
FFA: Cultivating Your Line-Up

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Submissions are an integral part of the festival process, but curating films is a wonderful way to round out programming that is specifically tailored to your audience. Experienced festival programmers will discuss the benefits of creating long-lasting relationships with filmmakers, distributors and other festival programmers, and navigating politics, to ensure the best program of official selections year after year

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Sarah Harris

Film Curator/Event Consultant
Sarah Harris has worked in film festivals for over ten years. She is the Senior Programmer for the Dallas Film Society, host of the Dallas International Film Festival, where she has programmed since its inception in 2006. Harris is also the Shorts Curator for the Denver Film Festival... Read More →
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Judy Laster

Executive Director, Woods Hole Film Festival
Judy Laster is the founder/director of the Woods Hole Film Festival, now in its 27th year. The Festival, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is an 8 day Festival screening more than 130 feature and short films from around the world. In addition to the Festival, WHFF programs two year... Read More →

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Wendy Eidson

Festival Director, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
A former assistant director, hot sauce purveyor and community theatre director, Wendy Eidson is bravely heading into her 13th year with the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. The festival prides itself on its high-quality, eclectic mix of films and filmmakers, as well as... Read More →
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Richard Matson

President, Matson Films
Richard Matson is the president of Matson Films.  Founded in NYC in 2004, Matson Films is a film distributor with offices in downtown Los Angeles. The company services theatrical distribution of 20+ films per year for a wide array of industry partners. Films distributed through these... Read More →
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Gary Meyer

Director, EatDrinkFilms
Gary Meyer started his first theater in the family barn when he was twelve-years-old. He directed a monster movie there and wanted to show it on the set. It became The Above-the-Ground Theatre where over 250 films were screened along with live productions, workshops and the publication... Read More →
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Bart Weiss

Artistic Director, Dallas VideoFest
Bart Weiss is an award-winning independent film and video producer, director, editor and educator, who has lived in Dallas since 1981. He is mostly known as the director and founder of the Dallas VideoFest. He produces the TV show “Frame of Mind” on KERA TV in Dallas, and is the... Read More →

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Founded in 1907, Eclair is one of cinema’s most historic and respected companies with offices  across Europe, and, since 2015, in the USA.  See www.Eclair.Digital for our wide range of services.   CineConductor, our innovative and highly regarded DCP Management & Delivery via Broadband platform, offers “DCPs without Hard Drives” to over one hundred Specialty Film & Event Cinema exhibitors in service to over three dozen prestigio... Read More →

Tuesday January 17, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm MST
Interlaken | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049