7th International Project Discovery Forum @ Egyptian Theatre
June 3-9, 2019
MONDAY JUNE 3
OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE
James Bridges Theatre @ UCLA, 7:00 PM
Screening: THE RIGHT POCKET OF THE ROBE, dir. Giannis Lapatas
TUESDAY JUNE 4
Location TBD, 7:00 PM
Join us for food and wine at a beautiful house with a great view of Los Angeles.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 5
RED CARPET PHOTO
Courtyard @ Egyptian Theatre, 6:00 PM
Have your red carpet picture taken before the Opening Ceremony.
Rigler @ Egyptian Theatre, 7:00 PM
Screening: MELTEM, dir. IPDF alum Basile Doganis
THURSDAY JUNE 6
GROUP INTRO (IPDF CLOSED EVENT)
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The IPDF filmmakers present their projects under the guidance of Jeff Stockwell who will give them feedback on their story and their pitch, as well as moderate the discussion among the group. – 30 minutes each project (including presentation & discussion) –
TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – IPDF CLOSED EVENT
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Technical preparation for final pitch.
PANEL: NARRATIVE IN VIRTUAL REALITY (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
A panel on the narrative possibilities in the new field of Virtual Reality with producer Stelios Aletaris, director Ioannis Bekiaris, USC Professor Vangelis Lympouridis, and Filmmaker/ Producer Alethea Avramis.
FRIDAY JUNE 7
ONE-ON-ONE MEETINGS (IPDF CLOSED EVENT)
Courtyard @ Egyptian Theatre, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
The Filmmakers pitch their projects to our film experts in one-on-one meetings. A great chance to get in-depth feedback on their presentation, as well as on their projects, by industry professionals with years of experience in the film industry. Each expert meets with all presenting teams, 30 minutes/ each project (including presentation & detailed notes).
SCREENPLAY FEEDBACK (IPDF CLOSED EVENT)
Courtyard @ Egyptian Theatre, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Screenwriting experts Marisé Samitier, Pavel Jech and Elia Urquiza dedicate this afternoon to meeting with the filmmakers to discuss their stories and screenplays
PANEL: INDEPENDENT FILM FINANCING, DISTRIBUTION AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Join us for a discussion on independent film financing, the secrets behind distribution in all its current platforms and learn about acquiring Intellectual Property from the copyright and trademark to the privacy and publicity rights. Learn from the diverse range of industry experts Christopher Kikis, Chris Charalambous, Krysanne Katsoolis, Douglas Lowell and Christian Meoli.
SATURDAY JUNE 8
FILMMAKERS’ BRUNCH (INVITATION ONLY EVENT)
@ Consul General Residence, 10AM
VISUAL MATERIAL (IPDF CLOSED EVENT)
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
The IPDF Filmmakers reconvene in a group setting and get feedback from the IPDF team on their visual materials.
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 9:15PM
Artemis Anastasiadou’s I AM MACKENZIE precedes OBSCURO BARROCO dir. Evangelia Kranioti
SUNDAY JUNE 9
TECHNICAL REHEARSAL – IPDF CLOSED EVENT
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
FINAL PRESENTATIONS – IPDF CLOSED EVENT
Spielberg @ Egyptian Theatre, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
The Final Presentations is the culmination of our intensive 4-day workshop. The IPDF Filmmakers, having gathered feedback and advice, present their projects to a Jury of leading industry professionals specializing in International Independent Cinema. Each presentation will last 25 minutes, including presentation, feedback and discussion. After that, the Jury, Shalina Grover, Jennifer Wilson, Dan Lupovitz, David Streit and Dorothea Paschalidou will deliberate to determine the winner of the Aegean Award that will be announced during the Closing Night Ceremony.
Courtyard @ Egyptian Theatre, 5:30 PM
IPDF Group Picture on the red carpet.
CLOSING NIGHT FILM SCREENING
Rigler @ Egyptian Theatre 6:00 PM
Screening: HER JOB, dir. Nikos Labot
Rigler @ Egyptian Theatre 8:00 PM
The Aegean Award winner will be announced during the festival’s closing night ceremony.