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Sunday, November 22 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Now Screening - Film Festival Survival

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Running a fIlm festival can be a beast. They are hard to start, run and sustain but the rewards outweigh the challenges so we’re here to help. Learning from those that have already done the heavy lifting will help you understand the best practices to ensure success for your festival. Want to start a career in festival management? You’ve come to the right place!

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Noah Cowan

Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society
Noah Cowan has been Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society since March 2014.  He joined SFFS after five years at the helm of TIFF Bell Lightbox, the landmark cinema museum space in Toronto where he served as the facility’s founding Artistic Director. There he was responsible for the creative and artistic vision for the multi-purpose film venue and home of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). During his... Read More →
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Gary Meyer

Publisher/Director, EatDrinkFilms
Gary Meyer stared his first theater in the family barn when he was twelve-years-old. He directed a monster movie there and wanted to show it on the set. It became The Above-the-Ground Theatre where over 250 films were screened along with live productions, workshops and the publication of a literary/arts/satire zine, “Nort!” and a film newsletter, “Ciné.” After film school at SFSU he calls his first job as a booker... Read More →
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Robin Hauser Reynolds

Director / Producer, CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap, Finish Line Features
Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds brings a longstanding history of creativity and photographic production to her innovation as Director/Producer of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap . The film exposes the dearth of female and minority computer science engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap. CODE raises the question: What would society gain from having more women and minorities code? CODE is Robin's second documentary film. Her first... Read More →
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Ron Truppa

Founder and Executive Director, Catalina Film Festival
With a prodigious entrepreneurial background, in 2006 Ron started his production company, TRUPPA Entertainment, not only purchasing and creating original content, but also producing, writing, and directing events, documentaries, TV, Film, PSA's, Commercials, and Music Videos. | | In June 2010 Ron founded the Catalina Film Festival on California's only resort island (situated in Los Angeles County). The non-profit organization's mission is to... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2015 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Sierra Madre Room

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