Welcome to the 2021 FilmNorth Forum, where we’ll address the latest indie film topics and trends, and celebrate successes through exciting in-person and virtual events presented this month you won’t want to miss! Highlights include a screening of Being BeBe (includes post-screening Extravaganza), the Tribeca Film Festival hit about renowned drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet (Q&A follows); a panel with groundbreaking Indigenous media artists discussing how they embrace new art forms and visual language through new technology; a film distribution workshop copresented with Film Fatales and Distribution Advocates; and a conversation with trailblazing indie producer Christine Vachon (coming early 2022).

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BEING BEBE Screening [SOLD-OUT]

Extravaganza – $10 

Purchase Extravaganza tickets here. Note: advance tickets required; there will be no ticket sales at the door.

 


 

INDIGENOUS IMMERSIVE MEDIA PANELPre-Recorded, Online Event FREE

This panel of Indigenous led artists and producers will explore and discuss their practices of 360 video, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) video projectionism, music production, and performance. How are artists across Minnesota including tribal communities and recreating new art forms and visual language through these newer technologies along with the immersion of indigenous, traditional culture, language, practices and ancestral knowledge? Moderated by Walker Art Center Moving Image Curator Pablo de Ocampo.

Panelists:        Rosy Simas (Haudenosaunee, enrolled Seneca, Heron Clan)                    

                        Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo)                        

                        Michael Wilson/Tiree & Hutch (Anishinabe)

Monday, November 15, 12 noon (available to view through December 15)

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LET’S MAKE A DEAL: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS OF DISTRIBUTION – Live Online Event FREE

Join FilmNorth, Film Fatales, and Distribution Advocates for a teach-in about negotiating distribution with Avril Z. Speaks (Producer, Jinn), Amy Hobby (Producer, What Happened, Miss Simone?), and Andrew Neel (Director of Acquisitions, Radiant Films International).

Terms. Territories and Media Types. In this session, a producer and a distributor will break down these specific components of a distribution deal. Hearing from both sides of the negotiation table, this session will help documentary filmmakers understand how to protect the interests of their film and avoid some of the common mistakes made by creators. Whether navigating educational or other distribution platforms, panelists will share how filmmakers can get the most out of their deal by knowing the basics.

Friday, November 19, 4pm CST 

Registration required, click here.

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CONVERSATION WITH PRODUCER CHRISTINE VACHON [POSTPONED]

Due to a last minute conflict we will be rescheduling this conversation between Christine Vachon and Rebecca Green for early 2022. Stay tuned for more details!

Join us for a not-to-be-missed conversation between independent producing icon Christine Vachon and producer Rebecca Green, the founder of the influential website dearproducer.com.

Christine Vachon is an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Award winner who co-founded indie powerhouse Killer Films with partner Pamela Koffler in 1995. Over the past two decades they have produced over 100 films, including some of the most celebrated American indie features: Carol (nominated for six Academy Awards), Far from Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Still Alice (Academy Award winner), Boys Don’t Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, KIDS, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, and I’m Not There (Academy Award nominee). In 2021 alone Christine has produced Todd Hayne’s new documentary, Velvet Underground, the Emmy-winning Netflix series Halston, and the Gotham Award nominated FX series Pride.

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