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Sunday, November 1 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Independent Filmmaking: The Short Film

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It’s hard enough to compose a script that has character development, rising action, intelligent dialogue, and a clear beginning, middle, and end when developing a feature film. Creating a film that lasts less than a half-hour, however, can bring forth its own set of challenges. Panelists will share tips on the process of making a short film and how to craft a compelling narrative that demands the same investment from an audience within these condensed parameters.

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Kevin Hamedani

Moderator; co-writer/director ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction, Junk
Kevin Hamedani began his filmmaking career with the feature “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction” Produced by Academy Award nominee John Sinno (“Iraq in Fragments”) the film went on to receive critical acclaim showing in film festivals world-wide.  “ZMD” was acquired by... Read More →
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Greg Kwedar

Yarn Creative - co-writer/director Dakota
Greg Kwedar is compelled to tell stories that are a journey in the making, and reveal conversations essential to the human experience. Greg has written, directed, and produced award winning short films, documentaries, and national commercial campaigns. Greg’s debut as a feature... Read More →
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Jake Lushington

writer/director Nipplejesus
Jake Lushington is an award-winning and BAFTA nominated British Television Producer whosecredits include The Bletchley Circle, George Gently and The Devil's Whore. He began his careeras a theatre director working at The Royal Court, Manchester Royal Exchange and NationalTheatre Studio... Read More →
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Emily Towers

writer/director Father's Day
Emily Towers is a comedy writer, director, and performer in Los Angeles.  She is a member of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater where she writes and directs for UCB Comedy. Most recently she is writing on the upcoming Netflix animated comedy series F is For Family created by comedian Bill Burr and Michael Price (The Simpsons) out this December. She is a contributing content creator for Hello Denizen Company and has written and directed content for College Humor, The Nerdist, Cracked.com, and Fusion TV. Father’s Day is her debut short film... Read More →

Sunday November 1, 2015 1:15pm - 2:30pm CST
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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