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The New Media Film Festival announce the second full day of entertainment and industry panels and screenings for the San Francisco Bay Area event starting  at 9:00 AM, Saturday, November 6, 2010. The two-day event will have something for everyone from SRC (Socially Responsible Content), Animation, Short Films, Documentary and Narrative Features, to original Web Series programming. Industry panelists include thought-leaders from the technology and entertainment industries. The two-day event is being held at the VizCinema on Post Street in San Francisco.

SATURDAY, November 6th, 2010 Schedule

9:30AM    Coffee Chat: Make the Perfect Pitch to Silicon Valley & Hollywood
Neil Vasant, Technology Venture Capital & Investment Professional John Adcox, Author, Screenwriter & Integrated Marketing Specialist

10:30 AM    Web Series with Q&A
1) Alpha Planet | Dir. Mike Darling
2) Little Hollywood | Dir. Steve Condon
3) FCU – Fact Checkers Unit | Dir. Dan Beers
4) Growing Up Guide Pup – Pier 39 | Dir. Matt & Amie Chapman (SF Natives)
5) Keeping Up With The Downs | Dir. Andrew Spieler (SF Native)
6) Cartera | Dir. David O’Brien
7) The Source | Dir. Marc D’Agostino (SF Native)

12:00PM – Documentary Feature
Second Bodies  | Dir. Sandra Danilovic (HQ in SF)
Second Bodies features the personal stories, reflections & explorations of three women and their respective avatars in the virtual reality world of ‘Second Life’.

1:00PM    Shorts with Q&A
1) TELEPHONEME Charts, diagrams, never-before-seen footage & accurate historical & scientific context  play on letters & phrases previously thought to be benign

) Red Princess Blues | Dir. Alex Ferrari
In this twisted modern day fairy tale, a young teenage girl is lured into an after hours carnival tent by the sleazy rock n’ roll carnie Rimo, where she gets more than she bargained for
3) The Lifter Upper | Dir. Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Due to an absurd series of family tragedies, Olive is depressed. Jack, a concerned neighbor calls a Professional Lifter Upper of Spirits to remedy the situation
4) Skip Listening | Dir. Christopher Shawn Shaw (Bay area native)
What is the difference between Skip Stonewall & a room full of Deaf people? The Deaf people can hear better! However, due to a providential mishap, Skip is forced to hear like he never thought possible, with special thanks to the Deaf Community
5) Martha & Dee Visit the 5th Dimension | Dir. Noelle Foster
When Martha runs away from home, she brings her invisible friend, Dee, along.  The two girls discover answers to life & the universe, including the nature of the Fifth Dimension.

2:30PM    Panel Discussion
Social Media, Alternative Distribution…Trials & Tribulations of Releasing Independent Films
Get the inside story on successful festival circuit film “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone” & recently released independent film “Get Low”
Ron Merk, President, Premiere Pictures Int’l  (Moderator)
Joey Rappa, Exec Producer of “Get Low”
Chris Meltzer, Director of “Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone”

3:30PM     SRC – Socially Responsible Content & Animation with Q&A
1) Fear Itself | Dir. William Wonders
After a year in sabbatical, a pastor returns to the same pulpit where he was shot by a young man. Fear has made a home in this man’s life, affecting both he & his family.
2) Please  | Dir. Ngoc Phuong Vu
Please tells the story of two beggars living a harsh life on the street. When one of them falls ill and passes out, the other has nothing to do but ask for help from people passing by. Based on the true story.
3) The Journey Home | Dir. James Gambone
The Journey Home presents a provocative & controversial vision of elder care in the future.

Animation Program
1) Bot | Dir. Mustafa Lazkani (San Jose Native)
In a world where all is good, a wicked 19th century scientist (Dr. Leonardo Van Uitvinding) brings Evil.
2) Swing  Dir. Yen-Ting Kuo
This story is about how living people influence the perspectives of people on the brink of death. If there was a choice for unconscious patients to decide to live or die, how would their surroundings influence that impossible choice?

5:00 PM    Best of LA 2010/2011
Best of LA 2010/2011 Screening Program
1) Video Magnet Poetry Dir. Amanda Poore
2) When Lynch Met Lucas |  Dir. Sascha Ciezata
3) The Ballad of Mary & Ernie | Dir. Robert Stadd
4) The Final Breaths of a Main Character | Dir. Raul B. Fernandez
5) Superstitious | David Magnier
6) The Rise | Garret Williams
7) Beautifully Esther  | Dir. Ricardo Korda
8) Goodbye Shanghai | Dir. Adam Christian Clark


11:00AM    Media Brand Workshop for Content Creators
Want to Build Your Media Platform?  Ready to Work Cross-Platform?  Learn tools & discuss strategies for telling your stories & working successfully
Philippa Burgess,  Partner, Creative Convergence Inc.

Connect with experts in an informal Q&A discussion:
12:30PM    Ask an Expert: Open Forum with Master Storytellers
2:00PM    Ask an Expert: More Buzz with Community Building & PR Strategies
3:00PM   Ask an Expert: Open Forum with Representation in Hollywood & Publishing

4:00PM    Experts in New Media Technology & Filmmaking share the Who, What, Why & How
Get the latest insight into working in animation, 2D, 3D, RED, 5d/7d & visual effects.
Cindy Rangel, Chief Operating Officer & Producer, Red Giant Studios
Michele Turnure-Salleo, Director of Filmmaker Services at San Francisco Film Society

7:00 PM    Narrative Feature with Q&A
God’s Ears | Dir. Michael Worth
An autistic boxer and a nomadic stripper form a tenuous friendship that helps them both to better understand the world that appears to have left them both behind. Noah Connelly (Michael Worth) is an aspiring boxer from Oakland, California. *Director Michael Worth was raised in the Bay Area, and over half of the film was shot locally.

Opening & Closing Parties Loop

1) A Fairy’s Tale | Dir. James Higgins
World Premiere, A film like no other, shot entirely with a 35mm still camera and featuring a multi-ethnic cast, A Fairy’s Tale redefines the traditional fairy tale for the modern age.
2) Day in the Life | Dir. Steven McGuire
A surreal look at a day in the life of outsourcing (sperm, McDonald’s orders, executive dictation); telemarketers/telemarketed; adult diapers in casinos; the buy button in the human skull; the implanting of digital chips in willing humans.

A complete schedule of panels and screenings of entries can be found here Tickets are available online until Friday and then will be available at the door at VizCinema, 1746 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94115.

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