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Film and Filmmaking in Kentucky II

  • University Club @ UL 200 E Brandeis Ave Louisville, KY, 40208 United States (map)
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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

12:30-1:15 Lunch


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.

Later Event: March 20
Harmony Film Screening