Symposium registration is $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch) for the general public and is encouraged by March 9 as sitting is limited. University students may attend for free if they register in advance.
Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky II
Showing Work, Seeing Work & Building Audiences
The Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships of the College of Arts and Sciences at UofL and The Louisville Film Society will host the second symposium on Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky. The symposium is intended to provide an understanding of how more films can be seen, current practices in film festivals, the need of video artists, and avenues to more film production in the Commonwealth. Abina Manning, Director of the Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will give the keynote presentation, entitled The Target Keeps Moving – Contemporary Film and Video Distribution: Showing Work, Seeing Work and Building Audiences.
8:30-9:00 AM Registration & Coffee
9:00 Welcome -- Kimberly Kempf-Leonard, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, U of L
Introduction of Morning Speakers -- Peter Morrin
Briefings -- Ghislain d’Humières, Director, Speed Art Museum The Speed Cinema
Steve Mangeot, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism HB 340
9:15-10:15 Keynote Address -- Abina Manning, Director, Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago “The Target Keeps Moving: Showing Work, Seeing Work and Building Audiences”
10:15 -10:25 Coffee Break
10:25 – 11:25 Session I -- FILM FESTIVALS
Moderator: Ryan Daly, founder, Louisville Film Society, former director, Flyover Film Festival Panelists: David Wilson, co-founder, True/False Film Festival, Columbia, Mo., Soozie Eastman, director, Louisville Film Society, IF Film Festival, and filmmaker, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, co-founder, Rooftop Films, New York
11:30 – 12:30 Session II -- VIDEO AS ART
Moderator: Julien Robson, Independent Curator Panelists: Alice Stites, Vice President, Museum Director, 21c Museum Hotel, Stacey Reason, Co-Curator, Cinema Killed the Video Star, Louisville Visual Art Association, Valerie Fuchs, Video Artist
1:30-2:30 Session III -- FILMMAKING IN KENTUCKY-EMPOWERING CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Moderator: Benjamin Moore, Economic Development Manager, Louisville Forward Panelists: Lori Meadows, Executive Director, Kentucky Arts Council, Gill Holland, The Group Entertainment, LLC, Louisville, Brian L. Frye, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky School of Law
The symposium is a project of the Center for Arts and Culture Partnerships, which seeks to create learning opportunities for a wide public. The expected audience will include filmmakers, faculty and students from area universities, but also movie fans and people interested in learning more about film and video as art forms and as business enterprises.