OCTOBER 18 – 22, 2023

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Film Panels

Streaming Services 2020

Fri, Oct 18 | 1:00pm | Pendry San Diego | Get Tickets

Where We Have Been and Where We Are going with Digital Platforms?
What will tomorrow look like? Streaming services are emerging every day, with new and old players entering the space and creating a new era and norm for content consumption and consumer options. The business is changing and these are the professionals on the front lines of the market that continue to predict industry moves and help provide more opportunities for independent filmmakers.

Moderator: Scott Mantz (Film Critic)

Panelists: Nate Bolotin (XYZ films), Peter Goldwyn (Samuel Goldwyn Films), Michael Pierce (Venture Capitalist)

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Nate Bolotin
XYZ Films Producer

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Michael Pierce
Venture Capitalist


Mark Pearson
Business Executive

Development Hell

Sat, Oct 19 | 10:30am | Pendry San Diego | HIGH DEMAND PANEL | Get Tickets 

The Process of Development and How to Get your IP to the Next Stage In Today’s Marketplace

Moderator: Erika de la Cruz, TV Host, Best Selling Author, Fashionista

Panelists: Dene Anderberg, Stephen Gyllenhall (Film Director), JC Lee (Writer)

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Dene Anderberg

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Stephen Gyllenhall
 Film Director

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JC Lee

Unstoppable Women

Sat, Oct 19 | 12:30pm | Pendry San Diego | Get Tickets

Hear from female filmmakers who are shattering stereotypes while making a unique mark in the film and entertainment industry

Moderator: Tonya Mantooth (San Diego Intl Film Festival CEO & Artistic Director) 

Panelists: Monica Alverez (Director of Jose Cuervo’s Día De Muertos: Lake Pátzcuaro), Betsy Chasse (Award winning Filmmaker- Best Selling Author), Kate Malony (Creator & Producer, WeRiseUP The Movie), Paola Villanueva (Producer of Jose Cuervo’s Día De Muertos: Lake Pátzcuaro)

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Monica Alverez

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Betsy Chasse

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Kate Malony
Creator/ Producer

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Paola Villanueva

Social Impact: A New Perspective Can Change the World

Sat, Oct 19 | 2:30pm | Pendry San Diego | Get Tickets

Hear from the filmmakers that are telling important and impactful stories about our interconnected world.

Moderator: Jeff Zevely, Feature Reporter, CBS 8

Panelists: Afdhel Aziz (Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love), Thomas Morgan (Filmmaker of Waiting for Mamu), Jennifer Pfister (Co-Producer Breaking Their Silence, Executive Director of www.overandaboveafrica.com)

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October 10th - 14th

Passes & Tickets

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