Conversations on the Present/Future.
Gary Chou (Union Square Ventures, Surrogate Valentine, Daylight Savings) and Karin Chien (dGenerate Films, Circumstance, Jack & Diane) will host a series of innovative multimedia conversations with Asian American artists and filmmakers about surviving and innovating in today’s media industries. Changing economic models and digital technology continue to render traditional paths of “success” less relevant and less accessible. So what happens when the gatekeepers no longer hold the key? We’ll talk with Asian American creators at the forefront of a true independent movement, where filmmaking is practiced freely, and often, and the act of storytelling doesn’t wait for a “greenlight.”
This event builds on the provocative dialogue launched at the Present/Future Summit in March 2012 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. Here, we’ll take the conversation from a macro overview to a micro focus. We’ll ask individual artists and filmmakers how they use emergent forms to tell stories and find audiences. And we’ll look at how the act of reaching audience in turn drives innovation and creates sustainability. You won’t want to miss this special conversation on the present/future of film and media.
Confirmed speakers: Lynn Chen (Daylight Savings, Yes, We’re Open), Patrick Epino & Stephen Dypiangco (National Film Society), Michella Rivera-Gravage.