PFAF Schedule, Sunday, September 29, 2013

September 10, 2013 in Uncategorized by Matt Conant

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1:00 pm: Workshop: Funding Your First Short
with Dafna Yachin

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Learn the do’s and don’ts of crowdsourcing, as well as some basic information about fiscal sponsorship and alternative funding sources. Dafna Yachin will detail how she hunted for fans and funders to produce her critically acclaimed feature film, Digital Dharma: One Man’s Mission to Save a Culture. The documentary has international distribution and had both a successful Kickstarter campaign–$32,000 — and failed Indiegogo run.

About the Speaker
Dafna Yachin is Chief Creative Officer at Lunchbox Communications, hybrid brand and production agency. For over 20 years she has written, produced and directed award-winning television, film, national commercials, educational programs and multimedia campaigns. Dafna Yachin has taught acting classes for Mike Lemon Casting for over a decade. Her projects have aired on CBS, ABC, Discovery, History Channel and SyFy. She has been instrumental in creating lasting series formats for both cable and syndication as well as launching engaging cross-platform initiatives for both NGO and Commercial clients.

Digital Dharma, is one of only 120 docs to be Oscar qualified in 2012, is screening at the Kimmel Center on September 26th as a lead-in to this year’s Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.

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1:00 pm: Shorts 5: Fantasy
Fantasy shorts from all over the world.
Total Runtime: 91 minutes + Filmmaker Q&A (* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A) Rated R
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Still I Breathe * Sang Ho Lee, USA An afflicted inventor reconciles with his mortality after calculating the precise moment of his death.

Poison Apple Dane Neves, USA The classic story of Snow White told through the point of view of the infamous poison apple.

Porcelain Christoffer  Andersen, Denmark Povl, a proud fisherman, is ostracized by the local townspeople after a storm, and uses superstition fears to win his life back.

Cedric & Hope Pierce Davison, Australia As a forlorn Cedric struggles to get over his break-up, a chance encounter with Hope thrusts them both into a series of unfortunate events.

Alka Ieva Sauciunaite, USA A personal quest to uncover truth at the expense of one’s own belief system and having the courage to face the consequences alone.

The Rose of Turaida Ryan Grobins, Australia Set in 17th century Latvia, The story centers on a beautiful young woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice for love and honour.

The Reward Mikkel Mainz  Elkjær, Denmark Driven by greed, two young boys venture out on an epic treasure hunt across the world.

Rose, Mary & Time Hardeep Giani, United Kingdom Through the magic contained within a clock and with the help of an old Indian shop keeper, Barney finds himself back in time, with the opportunity to save his wife from being murdered.

 

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3:00 pm:  Workshop: Pitch Roundtable
Hosted by Project Twenty1

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)

3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Bring your “elevator pitch” for your next project for constructive criticism and development from your peers and a producer that pitches to studios professionally. Short film, feature documentary, TV series, KickStarter invention – anything goes, as long as it’s creative!

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3:00 pm: Shorts 6: Comedy
Live-action comedy shorts from all over the world!
Total Runtime:  75 minutes + filmmaker Q&A
(* indicates filmmaker will be present for Q&A)
Rated R (violence, profanity, mature themes & situations)
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Black Ties – Episodes 1 & 2 Almog Avidan Antonir, USA An unlikely group of high school boys unite to create an amateur prom escort service that becomes an instant success.

Couch Ian Gelfand, USA Growing up is hard to do. That’s why Casey McElveen never even tried.

Free Kaa Refill * Harsshil R Patel, India Narad finds a cell phone with free talk time, He makes many random calls and leaves the owner wondering what happened.

Light Me Up Ryan Walton/Derek Dolecheck, USA Meet the Wattsons, a family of light bulbs that work in an antique shop, but their son has bigger dreams.

A Short Film on Conformity Matt  Willis-Jones, Norway Carl has reached a point in his relationship with his colleagues where there must now be a change…

Bless You Philip Watts, Australia An architect in the skies tires of his creation and decides to spice things up a bit.

Ghost Sasquatch * Sean-Michael Bowles,USA A man is haunted by the spirit of the Sasquatch that his recently deceased father claimed to accidentally kill years ago.

Pink Slip * Chantal Massuh, USA Lane the office loser gets fired and is befriended by her explicit co-worker Sam, they hit the town for the night of a lifetime.

 

 

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5:00 pm: Workshop: Actors Informational Symposium
with Dafna Yachin

Location: Asia Room @ International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

with Mary Anne Claro, President of Claro Talent, SAG/AFTRA/AEA
and Willam Mayo of Temple University Boyer College of Music

Everything a new and emerging talent (actors, singers, stunts, and performers) need to know about breaking into the industry, including casting etiquette, agents, and joining a union. Bring your questions!

About the Speakers

Mary Anne Claro is the owner and President of the Mary Anne Claro Talent Agency Inc. for the past 38 years. Mary Anne is handling well over 540 talent, both Union and non-union, for many projects that come across her desk on a daily basis, including industry greats like Sylvester Stallone and Barbara Streisand.

William Mayo has been a member of the voice faculty at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music for the past 24 years. Mr. Mayo has sung throughout Canada and the United States with Metropolitan Opera Basso, Edmund Karlsrud and his Men of Song. He has been a lecturer at the International Voice Foundation in Philadelphia giving dissertations on female Broadway voice production and has written courses on Performing Musical Theater for the Boyer College of Music.

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5:00: 21-Day Competition: Green Screening
Filmmakers had 21-Days to create an original short based on the element, “Cell”. See how they did and vote for your favorites!
Total Runtime: 75 minutes                   Rated R
Location: International House Philadelphia (Map)
3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Keeper (Trailer) Team Art Party Pictures
A homeless man is discovered living in the ruins of a prison where he was once an inmate.
Everlasting Rain Team Sickening Thud
Bring the rain.
Test Drive Team half-watt Productions
Mama’s boy tries to sell his car + gets more than he expected.

2 of Spades Team Clever Title, USA
Can they change her?

Hollywood Unhinged Team Justice Productions
A mockumentary about the lost film, “A Quarter Past Kill” infamously directed by the deranged Howard H. Hambis.

Friend Request Team Stone Soup Productions
Two places at once mindbender.

Dolly Team Boy Robot
They think he’s an old friend. They shouldn’t have let him in.

Maximum Impact Team Drop the HAT
Dr. Eckles creates a formula to maximize human cells.

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7:00 Project Twenty1′s Red Carpet Awards Show

Free & open to the public, but seating is only guaranteed for PFAF Passholders & Project Twenty1 Members.

Location: International House Philadelphia Theater,

3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)

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Project Twenty1′s PFAF Closing Night Party

Time: 9:30pm
Location:
Landmark Americana
3333 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19401

Free with ALL-ACCESS PASS

Directly following the Awards Show, join us across down the block to network with our industry judges and VIPs, and hear the announcement of the Audience Awards winners!
This is also your best chance to meet local filmmakers and animators that are planning some amazing upcoming projects!

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