Film School & Panels at Traverse City Film Festival 2013

2013 Traverse City Film Festival: Film School

Film student, aspiring filmmaker or plain-out film junkie—All are invited to attend the 2013 Film School sessions. At just $5 a class you'll learn under professionals in the business plus hear from special guests at the festival. Get tickets now at traversecityfilmfest.org.

Wednesday, July 31

12 Noon: The 87 Dos And Don'ts Of Making A Documentary Film That 10 Million People Will Want To See! Oscar Winning Filmmaker Michael Moore and Special Guest

3 PM: Mistaken For Filmmakers: The Making Of "Mistaken For Strangers" Director Tom Berninger and Producer Craig Charland

3 PM: Young Filmmakers Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action! Claymation Animation (Ages 8-11 Years) Animate your own clay creations & make a short film that will be shown on Saturday before the kids film! Students will design and bring 3D claymation characters to life in this two day workshop. Presented by Blackbird Arts, which is also holding an off-site four-day Claymation Animation camp at Blackbird Arts for students ages 10-16.

Thursday, August 1

12 Noon: The Production Class Details TBA

3 PM: Film School Confessions Jim Burnstein, Robert Rayher & the 2013 University of Michigan Student Filmmakers

3 PM: Young Filmmakers Workshop: Lights, Camera, Action! Claymation Animation (Ages 8-11 Years) Animate your own clay creations & make a short film that will be shown on Saturday before the kids film! Students will design and bring 3D claymation characters to life in this two day workshop. Presented by Blackbird Arts, which is also holding an off-site four-day Claymation Animation camp at Blackbird Arts for students ages 10-16.

Friday, August 2

12 Noon: More Than Money: Secrets Of A Hollywood Producer Jim Czarnecki ("Soundtrack for a Revolution," "This is What Winning Looks Like")

3 PM: Considering The Screenplay As Literature Lesley Alicia Tye, Instructor of Creative Writing and Motion Picture Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

Saturday, August 3

12 Noon: Acting For The Camera U of M Professor Robert Rayher and Special Guest

3 PM: The Traverse City Film Festival Filmmaker Roundtable Answers Your Questions An intimate session for you to ask your questions of our visiting filmmakers

2013 Traverse City Film Festival: Panels

Join visiting filmmakers as they tell stories far away from Hollywood and New York, mixing it up with each other and the audience in sessions that range from the hilarious to moving.

Panels at the City Opera House begin at 9:30 am daily Wednesday-Sunday, so you won’t miss lunch or your 12 noon movie. FREE tickets are handed out beginning at 8:30 am (maximum 2 per person); ticketholders may return by 9:10 am to line up in order.

Panels at the Cinema Salon in Clinch Park are first-come, first-served and in an informal in the round setting.

Wednesday, July 31

9:30 AM @ City Opera House Big Brother on Film: Censorship, Government Spying and How the Koch Brothers Can Kill Your Film

Thursday, August 1

9:30 AM @ City Opera House
What’s So Funny? The TCFF Comedy Panel
 
6 PM @ Cinema Salon in Clinch Park Your Film Crossed the Line! Visiting Directors Who Made Movies that Decent People Will Avoid

Friday, August 2

9:30 AM @ City Opera House Only 21 Hours to Get to Traverse City: Meet Our Foreign Filmmakers

6 PM @ Cinema Salon in Clinch Park The Environmental Debate: Why Are We Still Debating?

Saturday, August 3

9:30 AM @ City Opera House One on One with Robert Reich

Sunday, August 4

9:30 AM @ City Opera House Inside the Oscars with Two Academy Governors: Michael Moore and Michael Apted

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