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SXSW 2021

Taking Films From Seed to Screen: Vanishing Angle

Bring your notebooks for this trip behind the curtain of independent filmmaking. The team from Vanishing Angle will tackle how to get your film made and how to get it seen. From crowd equity and alternative funding strategies to marketing and creative self-distribution, they will share practical, actionable tips for different stages of a film's life-cycle. This panel will touch both on the creative and business parts of creating a film. Using case studies of their previous films the team will share blue prints of how their films were made and released, as well as some of the lessons learned over the last decade as independent film has changed. Sharing insights on new opportunities for filmmakers and how to not just navigate but capitalize on the ever-shifting landscape.

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  1. How do you budget a film for success and how do you find the funds to bring it to life when you don't know a bunch of rich people or studio heads?
  2. How do you keep telling the story of the film with your festival, marketing, and release strategies to maximize the impact?
  3. What do you do to make your film successful when no one gives you a giant check?



Benjamin Wiessner, VP of Sales & Acquisitions, Vanishing Angle

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  • Tags: Making Film & Episodics
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Transforming the Entertainment Landscape
  • Level: Intermediate
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