Monday, September 23, 2013 4:00 pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St

Kartremquin's Tim Horsburgh will be on the following panel at Social Media Week Chicago, presenting marketing and distribution information and case studies from Kartemquin films. Registration is free.

Globalization, Cambodia & Social Issue Film: Harnessing the power of social media to unite and engage audiences

Premiering in 2013 at the Sundance Film Festival, ‘A River Changes Course’ is a feature documentary that explores the human and environmental impacts of rapid globalization. The film was directed by Kalyanee Mam, herself the product of the post-Khmer Rouge diaspora.

Launching a social action campaign in mid-2013, Kalyanee’s goal is connect audiences, and engage them in a dialogue about sustainability. The film has found a home within the Khmer-American community; by leveraging an enthusiastic Facebook following, the film has inspired screening hosts, donors, and viewers alike.

Using insights from the campaign, we’ll explore and discuss the power of tools like Facebook to unite community, promote independent film, and spread awareness about global issues. We’ll talk to campaign partners and donors, trace how and why they got involved, and what they’re doing to engage a larger audience.

Participants will take away knowledge about how to identify audience, leverage limited resources, and engage followers. We’ll talk about building community – both online and offline – and how to leverage that community to create lasting social change.

Kalyanee Mam, Director & Producer, A River Changes Course. Migrant Films LLC
Tim Horsburgh, Director of Communications and Programs, Kartemquin Films

Register here to attend.

Friday, June 1, 2012 4:00 pm

Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash, 8th floor
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin staff and associates are giving a panel on marketing and social engagement around your film at the 2012 CineYouth Film Festival in Chicago.


“The final edits have been made and your film is complete. Beyond showing it to friends and family and maybe submitting it to a few film festivals, how can you find an audience for your film? Join Tim Horsburgh (Kartemquin Communications Manager), Ian Kibbe (outreach coordinator of Typeface) and Andrew Suprenant (coordinator of www.interruptviolence.com) of Kartemquin Films as they discuss the different ways to market, promote and get your film seen by more people than just your Facebook friends.”


Entrance is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat please email CineYouth Festival Director Rebecca Fons at rfons@chicagofilmfestival.com with your name and age.

US Mayors get inspired by The Interrupters

When director/producer Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz set out to make The Interrupters, their hope was to change the conversation around violence.  As James said back in February, “we hope the film will play some role in communities-in-need and [The Interrupters] will be part of the solution to these issues.”  The Mayors of Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Toronto are among the civic leaders who are now working with Kartemquin to make this a reality.



Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:00 pm

Kenilworth Square East 316
Milwaukee , WI

Gordon Quinn, Justine Nagan, and Naomi Walker, current coordinator of Chicago's Community Cinema program and former outreach director for Cinema/Chicago, will participate in a panel discussion about the importance of blending old-school outreach with new-school social media engagement. The panel is part of the Milwaukee Film Festival's tribute to Kartemquin Films. Get more information.

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