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2022 Filmmaker Panels

Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cleveland International Film Festival

Filmmaker Panels

at the School of Film & Media Arts

CSU Arts Campus, School of Film & Media Arts, Idea Center, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600

Featuring filmmakers whose work is included in the 46th Cleveland International Film Festival and moderated by members of the CSU faculty, the panels will focus on the art, craft, business, and impact of film production for both narrative and documentary forms.  Each panel will include an audience Q&A component. All panels are free and open to the public.

Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Panel 1: The Craft: The Creative Team and Their Decisions | 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
    Moderator: Maria Gigante, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Film & Media Arts
    Daniel Moya, Writer, Producer, 18 ½ 
    Dan Chen, Director, Accepted
    Laurent Pitre, Cast, Peace by Chocolate
    Streaming link:
  • Panel 2: The Story: The Journey from Page to Screen | 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Moderator: Evan Lieberman, Associate Professor, School of Film & Media Arts
    Allison Otto, Director, The Thief Collector 
    Jeff Wolk, Producer, Boulevard! A Hollywood Story
    Streaming link:
  • Panel 3: The Business: Follow the Money! The Nuts and Bolts of Making a Movie | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
    Moderator: Dan Fisher, Lecturer, School of Film & Media Arts
    Aaron Hosé, Director, One Pint at a Time 
    Brigitte Hosé, Producer, One Pint at a Time 
    Jonathan Vieira, Executive Producer, Co-Producer
    Bill Guentzler, Senior Director of Acquisitions, Gravitas Ventures
    Streaming link:
Saturday, April 2, 2022
  • Panel 4: Documentary: Real People, Reel Stories | 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
    Moderator: Anita Gabrosek, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Film & Media Arts
    Mye Huong Hoang, Director, Cat Daddies
    Kathleen Ermitage, Director, Mixtape Trilogy: Stories of the Power of Music
    Kelcey Edwards, Director, The Art of Making It 
    Andrew Billman, Director, War on the Diamond
    Streaming link:
  • Panel 5: Social Justice: Making a Difference, One Camera at a Time | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
    Moderator: Eric Siler, Lecturer, School of Film & Media Arts
    Vicki Arnett, Patient Advocate/Role in Film, Inhospitable 
    Steven Hoffner, Director, The Cannons
    Brooke Pepion Swan, Director, Daughter of a Lost Bird
    Virgilio Bravo, Director, Primera
    Tod Hardin, Producer, The Erie Situation
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