Panels at a Glance

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Join us for conversation about independent filmmaking in Canada and the world. Festival Panels will explore financing, distribution, licensing and music video production.

Thur Oct 17

Where: Gerrard Room @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4
11:00 – 11:45 Keynote Speech/Interview with John Densmore (drummer for The Doors / producer of the film “Window of Opportunity”)
12:00 – 01:00 Book Signing with John Densmore
01:00 – 01:45 How to Make Sense of Distribution Theatrical & Digital Platforms
02:00 – 02:45 Funders, Private Investors,& Crowd Funding: How to finance your project
03:00 – 03:45 Music in Film and Television: Licensing and Placement
04:00 – 04:45 Meet the Influencers

Where: Monarch Pub @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

01:00 – 02:00 Mentorship Sessions (INDIE WEEK)
02:00 – 03:00 Mentorship Sessions (INDIE WEEK)
03:00 – 04:00 Demo Listening Sessions (INDIE WEEK) 
04:15 – 05:00 Pitching your Project: Keys to Successful Pitching
05:00 – 07:00 INDIE HAPPY HOUR – NETWORKING MIXER IN THE MONARCH PUB

Fri Oct 18

Where: Gerrard Room @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

12:00 – 12:45 How to Produce a Successful Music Video
01:00 – 01:45 The Music Business Past, Present and Future (INDIE WEEK) 
02:00 – 02:45 Coalition Music (INDIE WEEK)
03:00 – 03:45 Coalition Music (INDIE WEEK)
04:00 – 04:45 Digital(INDIE WEEK)

Where: Monarch Pub @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

12:30 – 01:15 Demo Listening (INDIE WEEK)
01:30 – 02:15 YouTube – how to use it, maximize your views, fans, etc. (INDIE WEEK)
02:30 – 03:15 Indie Movie Making: Case Studies on How to make a Low Budget Indie Film
03:30 – 04:15 Marketing, PR, Social Media
04:30 – 06:30 INDIE HAPPY HOUR – NETWORKING MIXER IN THE MONARCH PUB

Sat Oct 19

Where: Gerrard Room @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

12:30 – 01:15 Radio (INDIE WEEK)
01:30 – 02:15 Sponsorship and Funding Partnerships (INDIE WEEK)
02:30 – 03:15 Music Promoters and Agents (INDIE WEEK)
03:30 – 04:15 Producers Panel (INDIE WEEK)

Where: Monarch Pub @ The Eaton Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4

01:00 – 01:45: Merch (INDIE WEEK)
04:30 – 05:30: Demo Listening (INDIE WEEK)
05:30 – 07:30 INDIE HAPPY HOUR – NETWORKING MIXER IN THE MONARCH PUB (INDIE WEEK)