Castaing-Taylor to keynote Independent Film Week

Leviathan filmmaker Lucien Castaing-Taylor (pictured), Citizen Koch directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal and ITVS's Claire Aguilar are among the speakers confirmed for this year's Independent Film Week.
September 12, 2013

Leviathan filmmaker Lucien┬áLucien Castaing-Taylor (pictured) is among the keynote speakers at the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) annual Filmmaker Conference.

The event is part Independent Film Week, which focuses on the future of storytelling in across multiple mediums, and takes place from September 15-19 at the New York Public Library’s Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center.

Other highlights include a keynote talk by Oscar-nominated producer Jon Kilik; case studies on the documentaries Our Nixon, Sound City and Hollow; the panel “Documentaries that Disturb the Power Structure”; and conversation with Citizen Koch directors Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, Park Avenue executive producer Mette Hoffman Meyer, and ITVS’s Claire Aguilar.

There will also be conversations about understanding investors’ motivations, documentary director-subject relationships, and the power of Social Capital.

Each of the event’s five days are divided into themes, with Monday September 16 dedicated to documentary issues. Other days will focus on up-and-coming filmmakers, career sustainability, new technologies and storytelling platforms, and connecting participants with industry leaders.

For the conference agenda and ticket info, visit the IFP’s website.

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