Kartemquin staff will speak on a panel about film outreach and advocacy in the digital age at the 2012 University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference in Chicago this August.
During the panel, which takes place at Columbia College Chicago on August 9th from 1:30-3:15pm, Justine Nagan and Patrick Lile will discuss how a mix of tradition and innovation is key to extending the impact of films as they go through festivals, theatrical, broadcast, community/educational screenings, and then online/DVD. They will demo Interrupt Violence, a new transmedia extension of the acclaimed documentary The Interrupters.
Kartemquin representatives will also speak about our ongoing mission to advocate for independent media makers, taking on battles in areas such as public access TV, fair use, and the recent successful #PBSNeedsIndies campaign. Jim Morrissette and Gordon Quinn will report back from their recent testimony to the US Copyright Office and discuss how changing technology affects your rights under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA).
1:30 - 2:20: Justine Nagan, Patrick Lile.
2:20 - 3:15: Gordon Quinn, Jim Morrissette.