1. Mastering the Micro Budget at VIFFs Film & TV Forum 2012 sponsored by Citytv


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    Francis Ford Coppola’s famous wish that filmmaking be available to everyone, even ‘a fat girl in Ohio who wants to make a film’ has come true. The availability of equipment, talent and post tools has opened the flood gates to everyone and anyone with the desire to be a filmmaker. Before you buy your own 7D and recruit your tiny crew, are you really sure your idea is solid enough to rise above the crowded marketplace for ultra low budget movies? If it is, are you prepared for the fierce festival strategy you must deploy? Are you armed with the know-how to manage distributors? Are you familiar with who is buying what in the indie marketplace? How can filmmakers exploit guerilla marketing and social networking strategies to reach an audience? Join our producers for a frank discussion about the real market place for mumblecore and micro budget – and if your project belongs there. Moderator: Trent Carlson. Guest Speakers Jay Van Hoy, Producer, Keep the Lights On Sean Baker, Director, Starlet Steven Schardt, Producer, Your Sister's Sister Trent Carlson, Producer, Donovan's Echo

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