All film industry panels are complimentary.
Attendees must show an AFF ticket stub or day pass at the door for entry.
Location: Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd Street Northwest Albuquerque
DEATH OF A SCREENWRITER: Saturday, August 18th, 10-11am
Learn the common mistakes writers make that send their scripts to the recycling bin. This discussion will go beyond beginning, middle and end and will uncover the flaws of weak characters, bad dialogue and stupid endings. Lead by festival director, Rich Henrich. In addition to being the AFF director, Rich is a writer, producer and professor of screenwriting at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.
LAWYERS, GUNS AND MONEY: Saturday, August 18th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join this practical panel with producers and entertainment attorneys who will guide you around the legal pitfalls of filmmaking from protecting your intellectual property to understanding your options in distribution. Attorney/ Producer David Dirks and Robert Galarza with have a candid discussion on what you need to know to protect yourself and your investors. Moderated by Talia Kosh, Esq. and President of NM Lawyers for the Arts.
BLOOD HAS BEEN SPILLED: Sunday, August 19th, 1:30-2:30pm
So, you think filmmaking is glamorous and sexy? These filmmakers will tell you the low down and dirty truth about what it takes to make a movie. From living in cars, break-ups, bankruptcies and more, these are the stories behind the silver screen successes and the filmmakers who’ve lived to tell them. Grab a Bloody Mary and meet the courageous storytellers who will bare all.