Filmmaker Fusion – Making Festivals Work for You

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 in Featured, Filmmaker Fusion, Member News, Networking Events

Coming Wednesday, January, 21st!  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.

January 21st, 2015 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  November brings the topic “Making Festivals Work for You” and will feature local experts discussing how beneficial film festivals can be, whether you have a film in it or not. Find out answers to questions like:

“How can I leverage a festival run to build an audience for my movie?”

“What can a festival offer me if my film isn’t in it?”

“What should be my goal when attending a festival with my film in it?”

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 January Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Who: Directors, Writers, Producers, DP’s, Editors, Actors…  Anyone interested in filmmaking!

Cost: FREE event – Open to the Public

Where: Scottsdale Community College (Room Sl-116)  Click here for the campus map. *NOTE ROOM LOCATION HAS CHANGED*

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Break Out Challenge Screening Tickets On Sale Now!

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 in Featured, Filmmaker Challenges

About the challenge

IFP Phoenix recently held its last challenge of the season, the Break Out Challenge.  Submissions were turned in on Sunday, January 18th. We are now gearing up for the screening on Wednesday, February 4th, at the Phoenix Art Museum! Get your tickets here!

Join us for the culmination of our Breakout Film Challenge as we screen the completed films and announce the winners. It’s a great opportunity to see local films and network with filmmakers. Here’s a breakdown of the evening…

6pm – Doors open for the pre-party with a cash bar, music and networking in the Great Hall.

7pm – We head to the theatre to screen the completed films in Whiteman Hall Theatre.

After the films we head back out to the Great Hall for more celebrating.

Around 9:30pm – Award Winners are announced

Party, music and screening are all included in your $12 ticket.

This challenge is particularly exciting, since the goal of the Break Out Challenge is to get Arizona filmmakers out into the world.  The prize for this challenge is free submissions to festivals.  Last year, the top films were submitted to over 20 different festivals, and were accepted into several.

Details

Kick-Off: Friday, January 9th, 2015 from 6pm-7:30pm @ North Mountain Brewing

Turn In: Sunday, January 18th, 2015 by 7pm

Screening: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 @ the Phoenix Art Museum

 

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Filmmaker Fusion – The Perfect Cast

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Networking Events

Coming Wednesday, November 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.

November 19th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  November brings the topic “The Perfect Cast” and will feature local experts discussing the way casting happens, for actors and for the casting team, Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do I know if an actor will take direction well?”

“Is there a way I can stand out in a casting session?”

“How do you find local talent?”

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 October Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, November 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: Scottsdale Community College (Room SL-107)  Click here for the campus map.

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Filmmaker Fusion – September Cancelled

Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, Filmmaker Fusion will not be taking place in September.  We are as sad as you about it.  Fret not!  We will be back October 15th with a new venue and a new topic!

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Filmmaker Fusion – The Producers

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Filmmaker Fusion, Member News

Coming Wednesday, August 20th!  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.

August 20th, 2014 is the next in the monthly series called Filmmaker Fusion, hosted this month by IFP Phoenix Co-Program Director Aaron Kes.  August brings the topic “The Producers” and will feature a panel of local producers discussing how to successfully put together a project. Come find out answers to important questions such as:

“How do you maximize your low/no budget?”

“What are some mistakes indie filmmakers make during pre-production?”

“How do you find the perfect crew?”

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 August Panelists

Get more general details about what the Filmmaker Fusion monthly networking meeting is all about!

Event Details

When: Wednesday, August 20th, 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)

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Mystery Box Challenge Tickets are available now!!

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 in Filmmaker Challenges, IFP/PHX

What is Mystery Box?

It’s a fun challenge that allows all the registered teams to participate.  It kicks off in September, and teams have 3 weeks to make a short film based on some pretty fun requirements.

How does it work?

When a team registers, they submit 2 lines of dialogue along with all their particulars.Then, at the kick off, each team will draw a number, in order of registration.  The number will correspond with 2 randomly paired lines from their fellow teams AND a  prop.  Each team will choose one line and use these items to make a short film!

Want to see the films?

 

The screening is Thursday, October 30th, 2014 @ the Phoenix Art Museum, and tickets are only $12!!

Head on over here to get yours.

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