In an ever-changing landscape, one that continues to adapt quickly, more avenues for short films have emerged offering varying ways for films to be funded and distributed online. Discussing the importance of finding and connecting to an audience; what stands out when looking at short films to distribute, curate and fund; and demystifying the myths of the online space, please join us for a panel discussion with trusted industry representatives to talk about the future of short film distribution.
Founder of Argo Media, a streaming platform for premium short content and a partner at I2BF Global Ventures. Arcadiy is a tech entrepreneur and film producer, specializing in media tech. His producer credits include such films as, A Hologram For The King, 99 Homes, and Third Person. His tech portfolio includes industry leading companies such as Fubo TV, Fable Studio, Blend Media, Hummly and Octi.
Documentary filmmaker and activist, Jack built a successful YouTube channel and production company called JacksGap, with + 4 million subscribers, which focuses on raising awareness for mental health, forced migration and environmental issues. Most recently, Jack co-founded Earthrise, a media company and educational platform focused on communicating the climate crisis and galvanising the next generation of activists.
Janina Gavankar and Russo Schelling
Gavankar is most known for her diverse acting career in television, film and major video games. After meeting Schelling in New York, the two formed a creative partnership. Their first offering, Stucco, has garnered critical acclaim in the festival circuit, winning a Special Jury Award at SXSW, has been seen over twenty six million times online, and is just starting its Oscar run. Outside of developing a robust slate, the duo are preparing their first feature, Rakshasi, based on a Hindu myth.
Charlie commissions and acquires new documentaries from all around the world for the Guardian documentaries strand, and manages all moving images for the Guardian’s platforms. Charlie was previously Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest before joining The Guardian in 2014 to create the documentary strand, and prior to that he was Editor of FourDocs for Channel 4.
Eric began his career working in script development for Brad Pitt at Plan B Entertainment before launching his own production shingle, Intelligentsia Films, focusing on intellectual property licensing, development, and international co-productions. Bromberg was formerly the director of digital strategy at Fusion Media Group, as well as director of strategy at Pluto TV. Eric now oversees DUST, the science-fiction-focused division of Gunpowder & Sky now in over 50 million homes globally.
Amanda is also the Programmer at the Northwest Film Forum, a two screen arthouse in Seattle and the co-Director of Camera Obscura, a pop-up cinema and event that celebrates experimental cinema. Previously she was a Programmer with SFFILM and before that, the VP of Acquisitions at Fandor.
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