IFN presents The Stream: A Conversation & Party for Film, Video & New Media Professionals
Videology (308 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn)
The Stream is an event where New York City’s creatives can gather, exchange ideas, and socialize. Independent filmmakers, videographers, designers, coders, transmedia storytellers and fresh minds are welcome.
CONVERSATION: FINANCING, DISTRIBUTION, AND CREATIVITY
The financing and distribution of film, video, and new media projects present perennial challenges for independent creatives. How does one navigate the market and find financial support, determine which approaches to marketing and distribution are well-suited for a project, and create compelling, quality content on a budget?
Ani Simon-Kennedy & Cailin Yatsko – Founders, Bicephaly Pictures
bicephalypictures.com | daysofgray.com
After meeting in Prague in 2010, director Ani Simon-Kennedy & cinematographer Cailin Yatsko decided to join forces under the heading of Bicephaly Pictures to create visually striking videos in New York City. Days of Gray is their first feature film.
Romain Thomassin – Dailymotion – Program Director, The Motionmaker Fund
As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts over 106 million unique monthly visitors and 2 billion videos views worldwide. Motionmaker is Dailymotion’s creative label. The Motionmaker Fund was designed to promote independent filmmakers, allow them to generate revenue, and stream their online videos in the best possible environment. The fund allocates $50,000 to be distributed appropriately between 5 to 10 hand-selected projects.
Jason W. Bunyan – Founder & Creative Director, IFN
ifnfilm.blogspot.com | twitter.com/IFNFilm |facebook.com/groups/IFNFilm
Created in 2008, IFN is a social media-based, 8K+ network that provides curated and original content to festival founders, filmmakers, recording artists, and influencers through two channels, called IFN Film and IFN Music. IFN is available on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.