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Monday, March 11 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Shooting for Impact: Online Doc Shorts Now

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At a time when many are pursuing new approaches to storytelling that involve non-linear narratives, interactivity, and the influences of gaming, an unlikely but exciting format is attracting viewers and filmmakers alike: the online documentary short. Up close, intimate, and personal, documentary shorts on the web take audiences into lives of characters we might never otherwise meet; they stir the hearts and minds of viewers with an accessibility and immediacy that long form can never approach; they require no distributor or middle-man to make their way into the world.
So in this moment when traditional funding opportunities are receding, industry models of distribution are broken, and documentary filmmakers are as passionate as ever about their hardy form, online documentary shorts pose an interesting question: affordable, authentic, and highly impactful, might they be just what the doctor ordered, breathing new life into the form and giving doc filmmakers a second lease on life?
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Jeremy Boxer

Creative Dir, Film & VideoVimeoJeremy Boxer is Creative Director and Festival Director of the Vimeo Festival+Awards. He is splits his time between London and New York as he works on Vimeo’s creative and editorial strategies. Jeremy has been working the digital filmmaking world for... Read More →
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Ted Hope

CEOFandor/Double Hope FilmsA survey of Hope’s films-numbering close to seventy-includes many highlights of the last two decades. As generative as he is with movies, Ted is no less so in business; Ted co-founded and ran the 90′s production & sales powerhouse Good Machine, which... Read More →
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Beth Levison

Producer/DirectorBeth Levison (Producer/Director) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning independent producer/director based in New York City. She was the supervising producer of documentary shorts for Etsy.com, remains an Etsy advisor, and is now the producer of AWAKENING, a full-length... Read More →
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Nirvan Mullick

Filmmaker Digital Strategist & Creative ConsultantCaine's ArcadeNirvan is an award winning filmmaker and social entrepreneur. His 11 minute short film "Caine's Arcade" became an viral phenomenon in April of 2012, launching a global movement of cardboard creativity in kids and classrooms... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Austin Suite

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