PFAF Schedule, Saturday, October 1, 2011

Workshop: Building an Online Presence From Scratch

12:30 pm – Approx. length: 60 mins
South America Room, 2nd Floor
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Are you amazing at creating art but horrible at getting your work “out there” online? Our panelist will explain different methods of selling your work online – without needing to know excessive code or spending a fortune. This workshop is perfect for creatives of all types – musicians, filmmakers, fine artists, animators, crafters, and anyone with a product to sell!

Topics include:

  • The importance of selling yourself on the web
  • Building a web presence
  • How to sell via digital downloads (iTunes) and outside retailers (eBay) as well as on your own site
  • Helping your fans find you
  • Staying connected through newslettering & social media

About the Speaker

Michael Tedeschi has worked in both a studio setting and as a freelance designer for both national and local clients. His expertise ranges from brand identity to interactive design, website development to motion graphics, and everything in-between. Michael has worked with local organizations including the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia creating interactive solutions for both web and mobile applications.

Title: 21-Day Filmmaking Competition: Red Screening

Time: 1:00pm

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

Duration: 99 mins.

Alice – Team Frank ‘n’ Nasty
A young woman wakes up in an unfamiliar bathroom, locked in and unable to remember how she got there.  

Bumps In The Night – Team Hot Pie
A Man visits an old friend for an evening. The evening doesn’t go as smoothly as can be predicted.

Squawks of Fury – Team Good Yarn
Assumes Hitchcock’s “The Birds” was real, and looks behind the bird revolution. How did it start and why didn’t it succeed?

Goodbye Love – Team Fire & Grace
A husband and wife learn to say goodbye.

Club 27 – Team Scumberland Productions
People are just dying to get in.

Bleak Days – Team Land Mines
In the days after the stock market crash, panic grips the people and every day is a struggle for survival.

Stalker – Team Altered Heroes
Do you ever feel like you’re being watched?

All My Love, Dad – Team 4Maples Productions
A father’s struggle to express his feelings ends when he inadvertently provides his son with a belated birthday gift.

Do Onto Others… Then Run – Team Slap Stick
Benny Hill was the bastard stepchild of British sketch comedy.

Crashing by Design – Team Art Party Pictures
Do you have what it takes to be part of the hive?

The Schlonburger Certainty Postulator – Team GuyLoki Films
Time travel is nothing to play around with.

Good Fortune – Team Lion’s Head Productions
Devin finds a lamp that he hopes will turn his life around.

Workshop: Weapons, Pyrotechnics, and Operational Realism in Film/TV

1:45 pm – Approx. 60 mins
South America Room, 2nd Floor
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The focus of this workshop is to look good and feel confident selecting and utilizing guns and other tactical equipment, as well as tactical operations for film. Topics covered include safety on the set, selecting the proper firearm or weapon for the job (historically – time-wise, etc.); military, police, and firefighter common tactical procedures, and and some innovative solutions for mimicking the use of firearms/explosives, etc. If you’re a director that is focused on realism, stunt performer or actor considering playing military, police, firefighters, or super-villains in film (cue evil laugh), this is a workshop you won’t want to miss.

About the Speaker
C. L. Zastrow is a native Michigander, holding Bachelor’s Degrees in both Instrumental Performance and TV/Film Production. After serving in the U.S. Navy, she became a Professional Firefighter/EMT/HAZMAT Technician. Ms. Zastrow has extensive experience in Forensic Science, K-9 Search and Rescue, and Evidence Detection. She studied Medicolegal Death Investigation at St. Louis University, and was awarded a Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida in 2005. She currently works for both State and Federal Government.

Ms. Zastrow is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, as well as the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts. She also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Crosstalk From Beyond, and other television programs. Ms. Zastrow is available as a consultant on forensic issues, emergency services, stage combat, screenwriting, and working K-9 issues for stage, screen, and other venues.

Workshops are for PFAF Passholders only (no individual tickets)

Title: 21-Day Filmmaking Competition: Orange Screening

Time: 3:00pm

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

Duration: 97 mins.

Elevator – Team America!*
A story about the ups and downs of a relationship.

What Goes Up – Team Awkward Science
…doesn’t always come down.

Loyal Betrayal – Team Drop the HAT
When an illicit website gets knocked offline, the mob ring behind it turns on itself.

The Ruby Runs Red – Team Philagape
A detective investigates a murder of a local museum worker.

Being Charlie Kaufman – Team Daywalker
Out of desperation, a frustrated screenwriter emulates one of his writing heroes, until he realizes it’s a terrible idea.

Mile West of Main St. – Team Noonan
While running from the law, two bandits hideout at a smart hotel and plan their next move.

Dispelled – Team Warrington Oaks Pictures
Family seeks help from interventionist to bring their loved one back from the brink of stupidity.

Crime And Punishment – Team TARFilms
A serious crime calls for a serious investigation.

Go West – Team Shochu Cat
Survival of four on a deserted island.

The Girl with Blue Eyes – Team With No Name
Revenge is never black and white.

*Late Entry
Workshop: Forensic Realism
3:00 pm – Approx. 60 minutes
South America Room, 2nd Floor
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Back by popular demand, forensics specialist C. L. Zastrow discusses experiences on film and television sets to help designers create realistic murder scenes after she has seen “the real thing” while Chris Bowen shows tips & tricks on how to make the most realistic FX with easy-to-obtain tools.

About the Speaker
C. L. Zastrow is a native Michigander, holding Bachelor’s Degrees in both Instrumental Performance and TV/Film Production. After serving in the U.S. Navy, she became a Professional Firefighter/EMT/HAZMAT Technician. Ms. Zastrow has extensive experience in Forensic Science, K-9 Search and Rescue, and Evidence Detection. She studied Medicolegal Death Investigation at St. Louis University, and was awarded a Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology from the University of Florida in 2005. She currently works for both State and Federal Government.

Ms. Zastrow is a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners, as well as the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts. She also holds a First Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She has appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Crosstalk From Beyond, and other television programs. Ms. Zastrow is available as a consultant on forensic issues, emergency services, stage combat, screenwriting, and working K-9 issues for stage, screen, and other venues.

Workshops are for PFAF Passholders only (no individual tickets)

Workshop: How Facebook Screwed Your Fan Page (and other Social Media Horrors)
with Susie Filmmaker
4:15 pm – Approx 60 minutes
South America Room, 2nd Floor
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Have you spent a lot of time building a profile on a social media site, only to see it die when another larger one spring up? Have you converted from a Facebook Group to a Page to a Group and just noticed these “subscription” things last week? Are you thinking about entering an online voting-based contest? Learn some of the horrors behind-the-scenes of the major corporations and find ways to continue using Social Media without it using you.

This is an advanced Social Media theory workshop – if you are unfamiliar with the fundamentals of Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media platforms, this is probably not the right for you. Topics covered include forecasts, etiquette, and ways to avoid social media suicide. Part of the workshop will be an open discussion and “town hall meeting” of our social media community to discuss potential solutions, forecasts, and partnership ideas.

Workshops are for PFAF Passholders only (no individual tickets)

About the Speaker:

Susie Filmmaker is a fictional character invented by Stephanie Yuhas when the Project Twenty1 community “politely asked” (::cough:: demanded! ::cough::) that Project Twenty1 move from MySpace to Facebook (before Facebook was allowing non-humans to have profiles, shhh!) Since then, “Susie Filmmaker” has turned into a program and lecture series where Project Twenty1 teaches local young women how to use social media for casting, crewing, and social good. The “real” Stephanie Yuhas has been a marketing consultant for books, theater productions, over a dozen short & feature films, and the award-winning firms GillespieHall and Johnsrud & Associates.

Title: 21-Day Filmmaking Competition: Yellow Screening

Time: 5:00pm

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater
3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

Duration: 96 minutes.

My Name is Steve – Team JB Productions
Life’s difficult when you weigh 2,793lbs.

Family Tree – Team Vector
Revenge can last forever.

Spirits in the Attic – Team Crackerhammer Productions
When her husband dies suddenly, Anna Lovegood learns a shocking family secret.

Boogie, Heart of a Champion (The Preston Hale Story) – Team Flaming Marshmallow Productions
An elite professional athlete puts it all on the line to avenge the death of his brother in a harrowing, death-defying bloodsport!!!

The Groove Ground – Team Hit the Mark Productions
A man works up the nerve to ask out the barista of his dreams, but things don’t always work out as expected.

Crashing Through – Team Mike Tyson Connection
A man charms his way into a relationship, but everything is not happily ever after.

Dog and Pony - Team Nuzzo
Enjoy the show.

The Thin Gray Line – Team Half-watt Productions
A proprietress discovers the story behind the mysterious events that take place at her tavern.

Top Leaves – Team Pure Genius Pictures
If you see one talking giraffe movie this year, make it this one.

Little Dudes – Team Dragon Crest Productions
An astronaut crash lands on an alien planet, and must recover a new source of fuel amidst colorful, adorable, terrifying natives.

Workshop: How To Monetize Online Content
5:30 pm – Approx. 60 mins
South America Room, 2nd Floor
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

Are you ready to make the transition from “User-generated content” to “Original Web Series”? Screenwave Media and Cinemassacre Production’s Ryan Schott takes a deep dive into world of independent web content. Understand the different types of monetization. Does your concept have what it takes? Get unique industry perspective on where we are now, and where we’re going in the near future.

Topics include:

  • Building a business to support the creative.
  • Understanding advertising terms like CPM, CPC, Rich Media, and Fill Rate.
  • Current trends in Internet advertising
  • Learning about the different tiers of display advertising and how to apply them to your property.
  • Making the transition from YouTube Partner to owning your own distribution
  • Audience discovery and property evaluation

Workshops are for PFAF Passholders only (no individual tickets)

Title: Animation Apocalypse
Time: 7:00pm

Location: International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA (map)

Duration: 87 mins, followed by live Q&A

*indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A

Sonny Mails a Letter - Tony Serge & Miles Kalbach, PA
A tale about pen pals, old companions, new friends, and apocalyptic innocence…

Krawll – Matthew Wade, ID
Man’s technological advances are so well built that some will continue on after we do not.

Rumbleseat - Michael Roberts, NY
A young man finds himself in the back of a hot rod occupied by four sinister ghouls. Music by The Sadies.

There’s a Dead Crow Outside – Morgan Miller, NY
Flies are buzzing, and the raccoon is hungry.

Masks - Patrick Smith, NY
A film built to the existing audio track, a contemporary and disturbing version of the Disney formula of ‘Fantasia’.

Butterfly Dream - Woonha Jang, CA
A gamer fights with his own murderous rage when another player insults him online.

The Eater – Wally Chung, NY *
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! A man has a strange experience that ends up affecting the people around him.

Murgi Keno Mutant (“Attack of the Killer Mutant Chickens”) – Nayeem Mahbub, BANGLADESH *
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE! In the near future, when Bangladesh is terrorized by killer mutant chickens, our heroes are a team of kung-fu fighting chefs.

Gory Leslie – Emily Friend Roberts, NY *
Is that chicken? Is Bret gonna be there? What’s wrong with my face?

“I Studied Shakespeare…” – Robert Walker, CO
A college grad finds his dreams of filmmaking after graduation a tad overzealous and is confronted with finding a ‘real Job’.

Vicenta - Sam Orti, SPAIN
The first stop-motion RE-animation. When Alfredo dies without revealing to his wife where he hid his fortune, the only way Vicenta can know… is to ask him directly.



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