II Festival de Cine Global Dominicano - 2008



The DR Global Film Festival has an inclusive spirit and a strong educational and outreach component. In order to achieve the objective of attracting the projects from studios and independent producers to the country, the Festival complements the work the Global Media Arts Institute does throughout the year with a broad program of panels, workshops and master classes (15 in total) to further the training of young filmmakers and continuing the education of full fletched professionals. The Festival wants to bring into the fold all groups of Dominican society by offering participative panels and discussions (10) around the subjects brought up by the films shown, all of them referred to the challenges most individuals must face sooner or later in this globalized world. All these proposals are of interest; all are engaging and stimulating.
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  Film Industry Panels

      Panels | Workshops | Master Classes | Presentations

Panel: Film Shorts: An Art in itself or just a Short Film?

Thursday, November 19
10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Many directors like Lucas and Spielberg started their careers with film shorts, but for too long short films have remained the forgotten art form; a consistently underrated medium that has never been given the exposure it demands. However, with Festivals like the acclaimed Clermont Ferrand, entirely dedicated to presenting the best of international shorts to the masses, the hope is that these imaginative films will eventually one day sit alongside feature films at cinemas.

Film shorts events are, conversation-generating, and give more food for thought than your mainstream movies, so does that make them an art form in themselves, or merely a business card, and stepping stone, for budding filmmakers?

Panelists: Marlon Soto, Director DINAC (moderator) Jarod Neece, Senior Programmer South by South West, Paola Frecerro, President of Distribution, B-side Entertainment, Isidro Lucas, Chicago Latin Film Festival

Festival Directors in Dialogue – A Route for Distribution
Panel: Festival Directors in Dialogue – A Route for Distribution

Thursday November 19
2:00PM - 4:00PM

Once you have made your film, you want it to be seen! Film festivals can give you a chance to screen your work, check out the competition, take part in workshops, meet professionals from the film industry and see some amazing films. It’s one of the few chances you will get to celebrate your hard work, and perhaps even win an award!

Due to the rise in popularity of independent films, audience attention towards smaller film festivals outside of Cannes and Hollywood are growing exponentially. Today, distribution companies and film reviewers are paying attention to smaller film festivals springing up far and wide and bringing new films and filmmakers to light to find their topics. The possibilities of more affordable movie-making has opened the door for lower-budgeted festivals in which to showcase them.

So, where do you go to get your film noticed? Some festivals are competitive and others are not. There are specific festivals for different film genres. All festivals will have different entry requirements (i.e. length, genre, format, when the film was made) and all will have different entry deadlines and fees. In this panel Directors from various Festivals talk about the unique characteristics of their Festivals and give you the low down and guides you in knowing which kind to choose for maximum impact.

Panelists: Elba McAllister (Moderator), Jarod Neece (SXSW), Jorge Sánchez Sosa (Guadalajara) Genna Terranova (Tribeca), Isidro Lucas (Chicago Latin Film Festival), Calixto Chinchilla (New York Int. Latin Film Festival), Nina Streich (Global Peace Festival), Marlene Dermer, and Asunción Sanz (Dominican Republic Film Festival)

Technology as a development tool: How to start a Cinema Club
Panel: Technology as a development tool: How to start a Cinema Club

Thursday November 19

Everybody seems to like films, and cinema clubs are often an entertaining, social activity that can also be a center of learning and enlightenment. Every community has the potential of benefits from screening a film, whether it be in schools as part of their ongoing education, or old folks homes as a social get-together. It’s a nice way to entertain and the venues can be many. Starting a cinema club is a rewarding experience. But should you decide to set one up, what should you be aware of, what are the comprehensive steps you need to take to make it happen. What types of equipment do you invest in, and where’s best to purchase? If you collect a fee, what are the legalities, licensing laws or, spatial requirements?

Where and how does one acquire films? What theme do you create for your Theatre; Independent, foreign or a specific genre of films? How do you contact studios and speak with managers of distribution. Plus, where do you advertise? Join a panel of experts for answers to these questions and more.

Panelists: Arturo Rodríguez (Santo Domingo Film Screen), Chapin Cutler (Boston Light and Sound) and Anita Ondine, (Legal Advisor)

"Documentary and the Archeological and Cultural Heritage of a Country: The Egyptian Experience"
Panel: La tecnología como herramienta de desarrollo: Cómo iniciar un Cine Club
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Thursday November 19

Panelist:Dr. Zahi Hawas a Ph.D in Egyptology with Honorary Doctorate, University of Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat, Thailand, Emmy Award by the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences among other awards. Read his CV

Film Preservation and Restoration
Panel: Film Preservation and Restoration

Friday, November 20
7:00pm -10:00PM

The film preservation, or film restoration, movement is an ongoing project among film historians, archivists, museums, and non-profit organizations to rescue decaying film stock and preserve the images which they contain. In the widest sense, preservation nowadays assures that a movie will continue to exist, as close to its original form as possible.

Know as an important educational, historical, and cultural resource, for many years the term “preservation” used to be a synonym of “duplication” only. The preservationist’s goal was to create a durable copy without significant loss of quality. Film preservation now holds the concepts of handling, duplication, storage, and access. The archivist’s job these days is to protect the film and at the same time share the content with the public.

Here a panel at Cinamatheque, uses Margot Benacerraf’s 1959 film, Araya, as a centre piece for discussion on the ins and outs of Film Restoration and Preservation.

Panelists: Luis Rafael (moderator) Dennis Doros Co-Fouder (Milestone Film & Video), Margot Benacerraf (directora, Araya), and Katie Trainor (Film Collections Manager, MoMA)

Internet: Friend or Foe? New Distribution Systems Alternative Distribution, Marketing and Beyond
Panel: Internet: Friend or Foe? New Distribution Systems Alternative Distribution, Marketing and Beyond

Panel Chronicle>>

Friday, November 20, 2009
10:00 AM- 12:00PM

Every filmmaker is looking for an audience. With the emergence of innovative and widely successful strategies such as marketing on Facebook or digitally distributing on YouTube, the old studio-driven business model of film distribution and marketing has been turned on its head. What are the copyright consequences of this? There are now multiple ways that filmmakers can control what happens to their film once they've made it -- so how do they come up with the best formula for success? This panel will explore a number of key marketing and distribution strategies available to both short and feature filmmakers.

Panelists: Ira Deutchman, Founder Emerging Pictures (moderator); Steven Raphael, Founder, Required Viewing; Lizeth Ricaurte Sánchez, Marketing Director, Cineplex; Paola Frecerro President of Distribution, B-Side Entertainment; Cynthia Weisner, Founder, Wiesner Distribution; and Charlotte Vick, Content Editor, Ocean in Google Earth.
How to place your music in Film/TV (for composers and songwriters)
Paneles EntreNos EntreNos EntreNos

Friday, November 20
2:00 PM - 4:00PM

A chance to get face-time with Senior Director fromBroadcast Music Inc(BMI) and find out how to monetize your music in the world of film and TV.

Presenter: Porfirio Piña, Senior Director, Broadcast Music Inc

EntreNos EntreNos
Are Filmmakers Agents of Social Change?
Panel: Are Filmmakers Agents of Social Change?

Panel Chronicle>>

Friday, November 20, 2009
2:00 PM -4:00PM

Films engage our feelings, play with our emotions and evoke psychological responses. They entertain us and touch us; there is no doubt about that. But can filmmakers tell such a compelling story that they would really move people to take action? Are our societies better because we have films? Can films be tools for national development or educational reform? Our panelists believe films can do just that. These filmmakers have dedicated their talent to making movies that are shaping and changing the world one film at a time. If you have an idea or a message you want to turn into a thought-provoking and powerful film, this panel is for you.

Directors: Nina Streich (moderator), Marisol Gonzalez (The Wall), Diego Musiak (Letters for Jenny), Sebastián Silva (The Maid) and Cesar Rodriguez (Tropico de Sangre).

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Synch Performance License for use of a Composition on a Soundtrack
Panel: Cineastas dominicanos y haitianos: Experiencias desde la diáspora EntreNos

2nd floor
Saturday, November 21
10:00 AM - 12:00PM

Enjoy a dynamic discussion on how to get music for your film. Learn about Synchronization and Master Rights and Copyrights.

Presenter: Porfirio Pina (Broadcast Music Inc.)

Dominican and Haitian Filmmakers: Experiences from the Diaspora
Paneles EntreNos

Saturday, November 21
2:00 PM - 4:00PM

The panel will deal with the experiences of those Dominicans and Haitians that have established themselves in the United States, and have been able to structure film speech that addresses the ghettos of New York, where the immigrant story is an integral theme.  In this regard, they have been able to accurately convey the reality of diaspora life in the metropolis.

Filmmakers: Felix Manuel, Journalist (moderator), Albert Xavier, Jaime Piña, Mario Delatour and Marisol Gonzalez.

Acting for TV and Film

FUNGLODE, 2nd floor
Sunday, November 22
10:00 AM – 12:00PM

The workshop class will cover the existing points:

 Is there a difference between TV acting and Film acting?  -- Different types of acting in Speed and Camera Work.

How should an actor prepare themselves for a Casting Audition?  -- Slating, Coldread, Memorization, Movement for the Camera, etc..

Who can become an Actor or an Actress?  -- Learning what type of acting you should do based on your look.

 Does real talent exist or can it be created? 

 All actors will participate in class by acting infront of the camera and using what they have learned in class.

This will give the actor real hands experience and show the actor how to practice at home when they need to prepare for real auditions for Casting Companies or Agents.

Actor: Manuel Poblete

III Dominican Republic Global Film Festival - 2009