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fim festival panel

How do I get into film festivals, what do they want from me as a filmmaker, why should I bother? How to choose?


Moderated by David S. Smith, filmmaker, Program Director at Columbia State's Film Crew Technology Program, and Artistic Director, FIIFF. Smith leans in to these professionals to get the scoop on International Film Festivals with Paul McEvoy, United Kingdom, Exec Director, FRIGHTFEST, UK’s largest Genre festival, Natasha Marburger, ED London Independent Film Festival and Los Angeles International Film Festival, Nicole Lieberman, Founder - The and curator at HerFLIX and Jenna Suru, Paris International Film Festival.

female gaze panel

How is Media affected by the Female Gaze? What does it mean?

Kate Kinninmont, MBE, MD, The F Word Media Co, United Kingdom moderates this panel of exceptional women. Jenna Suru, Producer/WriterActor, Director, Paris International Film Festival www.belleepoquefilms, Natasha Marburger, Producer and Exec Director, London Int’l Film Festival and Los Angeles Int’l Film Festival,, Robyn Jackson, President, Board of Directors, Women in Film, Atlanta,, Susan McEvoy, Producer, Brass Rocks Productions,, Dr. Jennifer Galvin, Filmmaker, Producer Director discuss the state of the industry today.

Let’s discuss composing, clearances and licensing.

Darice G. of Synapse Publishing ( discusses with these experts When/ how does music enter the film. Angela D. Green, Esq. specializing in Music Entertainment Law, Exec Director, Memphis Music Banq and On Location Memphis International Music & Film Festival,, Shay Watson, Composer/Music Supervisor/Singer/Songwriter,, Beth Harrington, Writer/Director; The Winding Stream and The Musicianer among others,, Wynne Adams, Promotions/Marketing/Mgmnt/Producing,

musc panel



Kate Kinninmont, MBE

MD The F-Word Media Co, UK

Director/Producer BBC, WIFV, UK


Dr. Jennifer Galvin


Documentary Filmmaker with emphasis 

on people and their stories.

Susan McEvoy

Susan McEvoy

Writer Producer, Brass Rocks  Productions

Writer Producer, Brass Rocks  Productions

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Natasha Marburger

Producer, Natasha Marburger Films, Ltd

UK, Natasha is the Executive Direcrtor 

London International Film Festival and Los Angeles Internatinoal Film Festival.

Adam Caar



Jenna Suru

Producer, Writer, Director, Actor

Award winning writer, producer, director, actor based in Paris. Latest film the Golden H, 2020, is winning awards and acclaim. 

She is the exuctive director of Paris international film festival. 

Robyn Watson

Director, Communications Warner Media,President WIFT-A and past board member NYWIF Robyn

has been involved with the community in devloping programs and outreach to raise awareness through 



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Paul McEvoy

The executive director of FrightFest, UK. FrightFest is the largest Horror film festival in Europe. 

Executive Director


Beth Harrington

Award Winning Writer/Director /Producer from

the Pacific Northwest, Beth has been at FIIFF

 with The Winding Stream Music Doc about the

 Carter Family origins and this year with

The Musicianer. 


Shay Watson

Composer, Musician

Singer, songwriter composed a number of hallmark films as well as on NBC, ANE, CBS, HBO, Showtime, History Channel, Discovery, Fox, ESPN, The Family Channel, Nick Jr.

Angela D. Green Esq

Angela D Green

Writer and Executive Director

Music and entertainment lawyer and writer. Also, the executive director of the memphis music banq, the executive director of On Location Memphis international music and film festival


Wynne Adams

Music Marking and Branding Producer

Music marketing and branding producer, based in nashville, who also has the Galaxy of Stars. 

Nicole Lieberman

Nicole Lieberman

Producer, Actress

Based in the UK, Nicole is the co-founder of Female Film club and she is an award winning producer and actress, currently in law school in London.


PANEL #4 is at 3:00PM LIVE ON ZOOM.

PANEL #4 is at 3:00PM LIVE ON ZOOM. It is a one on one. Dave Deborde will be discussing the finer points of Pitch and most importantly the tax code 181. This is important information most especially becausei it will expire on December 31. If your film could possibly be advanaged by this you should be aware. If you are not at that point, it is good to understand what are incentives and how they are of great importance to all filmmaking productions. Dave will be discussing all with Producer and entertainment lawyer Hal "Corky" Kessler whose career spans decades. He was named Entertainent Lawyer of the year in 2019. His last film was Human Capital with Liev Schreiber and Marissa Tomei leading the cast. IF YOU ARE GOING TO WATCH THIS SESSION LIVE you need to send an email before 2:00PM CST to: YOU will be sent back inmmediately a code to enter the call and participate.

We hope to see you there.


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