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Monday, January 16
 

10:15am

The Pop-Up Art House
Hear from theaters who have expanded beyond their four walls for cinema experiences in their communities. Whether it's to engage a new audience, collaborate with a local organization, or expand their film education, these theaters will discuss why and how they use these "pop-up" cinemas in addition to their regular screens.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Anastasio

Mark Anastasio

Program Manager, Coolidge Corner Theatre
A lifelong cinephile, Mark landed in Boston and immediately fell in love with the Coolidge Corner Theatre during a midnite screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo. His mind was blown, and he knew he had to do anything within his power to keep the Coolidge weird. Wielding his... Read More →
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Alison Hallett

Director of Marketing & Community Engagement, Hollywood Theatre
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Allison Inman

Education and engagement director, Belcourt Theatre
I host in-theatre engagement events -- filmmaker and academic Q&As, performances, seminars, film clubs, field trips -- and take the Belcourt’s Mobile Movie Theatre to schools, shelters, and community centers, finding cinephiles in every pocket of the city. Before the Belcourt, I... Read More →

Sponsors
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Éclair

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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 →


Monday January 16, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Broadway Centre Cinemas 111 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
 
Tuesday, January 17
 

10:45am

FFA: Cultivating Your Line-Up
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

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Harris

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Eidson

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 →

Sponsors
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Éclair

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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
Interlaken | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

10:45am

How To Be An Ally
How do film organizations create the most inclusive approach to building audiences? In this session, representatives of theaters, festivals, and distributors lead an open source, peer-to-peer exchange of experiences, hard questions, and case studies around inclusive film programming. All session attendees are invited to participate in addressing the power structures inherent to traditional film exhibition and distribution that inhibit social equity. We will share the questions we're wrestling with, successes, setbacks, and ideas for collective action. We will challenge ourselves to create more accessible and equitable programming, to reach wider audiences, and explore how adopting a racial equity lens in programming can contribute to undoing racism in the film industry.

Speakers
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Emily Best

Panelist, Seed&Spark
Founder and CEO, Seed&Spark
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Taylour Chang

Director, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art

Sponsors
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Éclair

Signature
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
Grindelwald | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

2:00pm

Borrowing Archive Film Prints: A Field Guide for the Curious
Interested in borrowing archive prints, but not sure where to start? Archival prints offer unique opportunities to present your audience with rare films and titles they might not be able to see anywhere else, but the borrowing process can sometimes seem obscure. What do archives look for in a borrowing theater? What kind of equipment do you need, and how do you handle an archive print? This panel seeks to bridge knowledge gaps between exhibitors and archives to lower barriers to access and create a better borrowing and lending experience for all, bringing together archivists from major archives and studios to illuminate archival considerations in loaning prints and explore how theaters can expand their access to exciting and unique programming for their audiences.

Moderators
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Nina Rao

Archivist / Knowledge Manager, CARE USA
Nina Rao is the archivist at CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Founded in 1945, CARE works around the globe to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. Prior to joining CARE, Nina was Assistant Programmer at UCLA Film & Television... Read More →

Speakers
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Tanya De Angelis

Associate Director, Archives & Collection, Sundance Institute
Tanya De Angelis leads the Sundance Institute Archives & Collection, which preserves and shares the work of supported artists and the unique history of the Institute and its programs. The Sundance Institute Collection at UCLA is a groundbreaking partnership charged with preserving... Read More →
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Kimberlee Granholm

Sr. Coordinator | Asset Management, Film Restoration & Digital Mastering, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Background: archival studies; time-based media conservation; programming; research on diversity, equity and inclusion within film and television.

Sponsors
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Éclair

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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 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Grindelwald | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

2:00pm

Keeping It Weird: Midnite Movies at the Coolidge
A midnite movie program at your theatre is a great way to develop and diversify your audience, attracting younger attendees as well as cinephiles, and a fantastic way to keep film rolling in your booths. This session will share programming ideas, tips for growing your midnite audience, and evidence of midnite movie success.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Anastasio

Mark Anastasio

Program Manager, Coolidge Corner Theatre
A lifelong cinephile, Mark landed in Boston and immediately fell in love with the Coolidge Corner Theatre during a midnite screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s El Topo. His mind was blown, and he knew he had to do anything within his power to keep the Coolidge weird. Wielding his... Read More →

Sponsors
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Éclair

Signature
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 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Davos | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

4:15pm

Repertory Programming Case Studies
During this session several experienced members from the Repertory Programming community will speak from their own experience, successes and learning experiences within Repertory Film Programming, Promotion and Marketing. Presenters will offer specifics in the forms of metrics, techniques, profit and loss statements, pro forma planning, financial reporting, and programming examples from their own experience. Each presenter will delve deep into what they believe are the most important ways to balance repertory programming within the missions and values of their organizations and experiences.

Moderators
Speakers
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Taylour Chang

Director, Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art

Sponsors
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Éclair

Signature
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 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Grindelwald | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049
 
Wednesday, January 18
 

10:30am

Engaging Latino Audiences at Art House Cinemas
The percentage of the U.S population who define themselves as Hispanic or Latino continues to increase, and Spanish-speakers make up a significant number of potential audience members. However, finding this audience is still a challenge for many art cinemas. It can even be difficult to engage our existing members who are fans of foreign cinema with films from Latin America and Spain. On this panel we will look at successful strategies, and obstacles, for expanding audiences, programming and events to better reflect our multicultural and multilingual society.

Moderators
avatar for JoAnna Cintron

JoAnna Cintron

Marketing & Communications Manager, Denver Film Society
As a young Puerto Rican girl growing up in Aurora, Colorado, it's not a surprise JoAnna's favorite film was West Side Story. Also not shocking, JoAnna's first job was at the local multiplex. While she has professional experience as a film booker, producer for National Cinemedia, and... Read More →

Speakers
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Paul Hudson

Founder, Outsider Pictures
Outsider has been distributing Latin and independent films for the last 10 years across North America. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to release films and look forward to sharing ideas on how we can improve what we do and develop closer working relationships... Read More →
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Ernesto Rimoch

Ernesto Rimoch is a film director and producer, and movie theater owner. In the early 80s, with his second short film BOCETO, he was accepted to Great Britain's National Film and Television School (Beaconsfield, UK). His NFTS graduation work MASK, was an adaptation of Julio Cortázar's... Read More →
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Robert Rosenberg

Booking & Marketing Consultant, Outsider Pictures
Robert Rosenberg has been working as an independent filmmaker, artist and curator for more than three decades. His feature documentary "Before Stonewall" received an Emmy Award after a theatrical run in the United States and widespread international distribution. He also has extensive... Read More →
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Amada Torruella

Program Coordinator, The Nickelodeon Theatre
The Nick's Program Coordinator and Development Assistant, is a Salvadoran Canadian writer, linguist and translator. Her writing explores Latin American identity and cultural dissonance. Amada speaks five languages and has lived in four countries throughout her life, making her a strong... Read More →

Sponsors
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Éclair

Signature
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 →


Wednesday January 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Grindelwald | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

3:45pm

Presenting: Science on Screen

The Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Science on Screen® series has expanded film and scientific literacy with this popular program, now in its 12th year. Last year, 23 grants were awarded to art house cinemas and nonprofit organizations nationwide to create Science on Screen programs in their own communities. Through generous funding support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Coolidge will once again extend this grant opportunity (awarding funds of up to $8,500 per theater) to Convergence participants. Join Coolidge staff, select grantees, and a representative from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a discussion of program ideas and past success stories, and to learn more about the grant application process.

 


Speakers
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Collette Costa

Owner/Manager, Gold Town Theater
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Beth Gilligan

Director of Development & Marketing, Coolidge Corner Theatre
Beth Gilligan relocated to Boston in January 2009 to join the Coolidge Corner Corner Theatre Foundation and currently serves as the Director of Development & Marketing.Prior to that, she worked for several years for the Hamptons International Film Festival, where she oversaw marketing... Read More →
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Kathy Tallman

Executive Director & CEO, Coolidge Corner Theatre
Science on Screen, Capital Campaigns, Working with Boards, Morphing from Corporate to Non Profit Leadership

Sponsors
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Éclair

Signature
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 →


Wednesday January 18, 2017 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Davos | Zermatt Resort 784 W. Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049