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Sunday, October 16 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Indie Film Track: Film Sales & Festival Circuits

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With the number of film festivals in the world, it can be hard to navigate which ones are the right fit for you, and vice versa. This panel will reveal how to tackle this research, what to do once you’re ready to submit your film, and the FAQs film programmers receive on a daily basis.

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David Gil

marketing director/programmer Violet Crown Cinemas
David Gil began his career working in film and television production with A Scanner Darkly and “American Idol” among his list of credits. He transitioned into film programming in 2009 and has programmed for various festivals including ActionFest, the world’s first film festival dedicated to action films and Austin Film Festival, where he oversaw six film competitions including 2 of which are recognized by the Academy of Motion... Read More →

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Emily Dell

Executive Director, Nashville Writers Conference
Emily Dell is a director & screenwriter and the Executive Director of the ScreenCraft Writers conference at the Nashville Film Festival. Her last feature film, B-GIRL, was released worldwide and currently airs on Showtime, Starz and Netflix. She is contracted to write and direct the action film "The Rules of Business” for the China Film Group and writes the comic book series "VERONA" for Emet Comics. | She directs for clients such as The... Read More →
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Elizabeth Mims

Senior Film Program Director Austin Film Festival
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Kelly Sanders

Kelly Sanders has been in the film industry for over 25 years. She is currently a programming consultant with Violet Crown Cinemas. She also serves as Executive Director of Truly Indie, a Wagner-Cuban company that assists filmmakers with self-distribution and has worked on film releases including VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR, Snoop Dogg’s REINCARNATED and 51 BIRCH STREET.
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Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is a 2012 Sundance Institute Creative Producing Fellow and a 2015 Sundance Institute Catalyst Forum Fellow.  Along with his producing partner, Jonathan Duffy, they formed Ten Acre Films.  Their first project together was Yen Tan’s feature Pit Stop which premiered at Sundance in 2013 and was nominated for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards’ John Cassavetes Award.  They then produced Kat Candler’s... Read More →


Sunday October 16, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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