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Tuesday, March 12 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Power of Film (To Change the World)

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The long- running debate about the power of film to effect real change in the world has 'jumped the shark' through the commercial and results-oriented success of numerous documentary and narrative films. From the widespread notoriety of The Help and Kony 2012 to less-known short and feature docs that are moving audiences to action, filmmakers now have the tools and outreach to make a real difference on countless issues.
But while the potential for effecting change is there, important questions remain about the balance between hype and reality, truth and fiction, and exaggerated claims and measurable impacts. The Power of Film (to change the world) is a look at numerous issues that are currently shaping key parts of the future of film.
From studio films to indie features and viral shorts, is a film's power to affect social change determined by a its commercial success or by the actions and attitudes of a potentially smaller but more committed group of viewers?
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Melina McKinnon

Co-founderM3 FilmsMelina McKinnon, a South-African immigrant and proud Texan, is the co-Founder and CEO of M3 Films, a Dallas-based production company founded in 2003 specializing in film finance and production. A self-proclaimed “filmanthropist,” Melina utilizes traditional and... Read More →
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Matt Naylor

Co-Founder/Co-Creative DirFlow NonfictionMatt is a Co-Founder and Co-Creative director of Flow Nonfiction, a turnkey creative agency and production company that specializes in creating branded documentaries for nonprofits and socially conscious companies. With clients like Ford, Skype... Read More →
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Turk Pipkin

FounderThe Nobelity ProjectTurk Pipkin is the Founder of The Nobelity Project and the director of the feature docs Nobelity, One Peace at a Time and Building Hope (SXSW Lone Star Audience Award). You may know him as that narcoleptic guy on The Sopranos.

Larry Waks

PartnerJackson Walker LLP

Tuesday March 12, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 15

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