Coming March 19th! What is Filmmaker Fusion? Filmmaker networking with a purpose! Making professional contacts, referring and recommending fellow filmmakers, meeting new people and learning about a hot topic from a panel of industry professionals. The third Wednesday of the month, most months.
March 19th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes. March brings the topic “Telling Compelling Stories” and will feature local experts discussing the importance of story and screenwriting when making a film. Come find out answers to important questions such as:
“How do you transform an interesting idea into an actual script?”
“What makes a good story?”
“How do you write a believable character?”
Bring your questions and talk to our panelists! AND…bring your business cards for networking with others in the local filmmaking industry and a door prize. Although you DO NOT need to be an IFP Member to attend any Filmmaker Fusion events, if you are an IFP Member, bring your IFP Membership card for a chance to win a special prize!
Confirmed March Panelists
Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!
When: Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors… Anyone interested in filmmaking!
Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public
Where: University of Advancing Technology, Room 136 (enter back of building by security) (2625 W Baseline Road, Tempe AZ 85283)
The 2014 IFP Phoenix Breakout Film Challenge is now in progress. Our teams will have until January 27th at 7pm to get their films turned in. In the meantime, get your tickets to the screening!
In our last challenge of the 2013-14 season, we want to help Arizona filmmakers get their films out into the world. The prizes for this challenge will be free submission to film festivals across the country. However, we are also giving away a Cavision director’s viewfinder for the winner of best cinematography courtesy of The Mighty Motion Picture Company!
Last year, our winners submitted their films to more than 10 festivals, so don’t miss this great opportunity.
How the challenge works
We will provide each team with a theme, and they will submit a 3-5 minute film (including credits). That’s it! We want to see how creative you can be.
Kick off: Friday, January 3rd @ The Duce from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Turn in: Monday, January 27th
Screening: Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at the Phoenix Art Museum. (cocktail hour at 6pm, movies screen at 7pm, awards to follow screening) TICKETS FOUND HERE!
IFP is proud to announce a new learning opportunity!
The team from Mindplate is partnering with IFP and GCU to offer a FREE workshop on FourWalling.
What is Four Walling?
Let’s say you have made a film, and you want people to see it. Traditionally, you may show it in a theater, and the theater takes a percentage of your total ticket sales Four Walling offers an alternative to this model where you pay a flat fee for the room, and then any profits you make back over that amount are yours to keep. This model gives you flexibility in your ticket pricing and allows you to reach out to viewers at any price that you want.
Bonus Content on Social Media Strategy
Mindplate will also be offering tips and tricks on how to successfully reach out to viewers through social media. They have developed a 5 step strategy to allow filmmakers (and artists of all kinds) to make meaningful connections with their audiences.
We are encouraging all participants to bring in laptops or any device of your choice in order to make this a working session. It’s not just a lecture, we want this to be active and useful time for everyone.
When: Saturday, October 12th from 1-3pm
Where: Grand Canyon University
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IFP is proud to introduce our new Filmmaker Challenges Director – J. Andy Moreno!
After much searching and interviewing, we have selected a Filmmaker Challenges Director. Andy is extremely passionate about film in Arizona, and we think he’ll be a great addition to our team. His first challenge as director will be our Breakout Challenge- so register now and be a part of his inaugural event.
A little bit about Andy…
Digital Cinematographer, Writer, Director and owner of The Mighty Motion Picture Company, LLC.
J. Andy Moreno is currently a student attending Full Sail University and Owner of The Mighty Motion Picture Company, LLC. As a Digital Cinematography Major projected to graduate in March of 2014, Andy has been active in the student body community, served as a Mentor in the Digital Cinematography Bachelor of Science Mentorship Program, was awarded an academic Student Success Scholarship in 2011 for academic achievement and is active in the local Phoenix filmmaking community. Andy also has worked with local non profits including The Arizona Animal Welfare League, where he donated his time to produce two awareness videos for the organization this past year. (AAWL.org)
Andy has an extensive background in the arts, plays multiple instruments and has a passion for both film and music. In addition to his formal education with Full Sail University, Andy has received a Certification in Radio Broadcasting and Audio Production from Alpha Pacific Institute and is working towards an ACE Certification in Adobe Premiere Pro.
With multiple awards under his belt for short films he showcased this past year for the IFP Filmmaker Challenges, Andy has begun to create a name for himself in the independent filmmaking community and has become well known for his exhaustive preproduction process that has allowed him to be exceptionally efficient on set. His motto is “Be an artist in preproduction and a tactician on set.” This belief has allowed him to produce wonderfully cinematic short films at significantly reduced budgets.
Currently, Andy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his beautiful and wonderfully supportive wife, Zein who has starred in many of Andy’s films and provides wardrobe consultation and script supervision on his productions.
Favorite quote? “I am not remotely interested in just being good.” – Vince Lombardi.
About the challenge
At the kickoff, we gave each team a pair of dialogue lines (chosen at random from lines selected from other teams), and a random prop. Then, the teams chose one of those lines, and made a film! There was no other criteria- this challenge is all about creativity.
1st Place – After the Beep – Polymathus
2nd Place – Long Way – Fur Pig
3rd Place – The Lights – Mighty Motion Picture Company
Audience Favorite – Long Way – Fur Pig
Best Director – Josh Kasselman – Long Way
Best Actress – Madison Ottinger – Break Down
Best Actor – Tyler Schneider – Next
Best Story – Ross Columbia – Your Turn to Smile
Best Music – Nile Popchock – Break Down
Best Technical Elements – J. Andy Moreno – The Lights
Best Editing – Torrey Inez – The Stretch
Best Use of Line – Hedge Sculptor 3000 – #Renae
Best Use of Prop – After the Beep – Polymathus
Best Trailer – Break Down – Jump Ship Productions
Best Poster – The Prescription – Untrained Slackers
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Ask A Pro
“Ask a Pro” is a new section of our site where we ask film and media professionals who are actively working in Arizona to offer insight and advice to our members. The goal is to connect people who have aspirations in the field with those people who are making a real living in film, right here in Arizona.
This Week’s Pro – Diana Cleland
Diana Cleland is a professional Sound Mixer from All Ears Audio. Diana has extensive credits, including commercial work, reality shows (as little as possible), independent features (Netherbeast Incorporated, Goats, Queens of Country) and documentaries. She has local clients as well as out of town production companies. She answers your questions about sound, the film industry, and recording.
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