On Friday, May 30, 2008 I will be moderating a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Documentary in the Age of Internet Video” at Making Media Now, the annual event for professional and emerging filmmakers in the Boston area presented by Filmmakers Collaborative.
The ecosystem that supports the funding, production, promotion, and distribution of documentary film is changing in many ways. This panel discussion will explore how the documentary form is being influenced, challenged, and transformed by internet video, the funding climate, social networking, and changes in audience behavior. The panelists are: Chris Boebel, Manager, Multimedia Development, MIT Libraries; Nettrice Gaskins, Computer Arts Academic and Community Liaison, MassArt; and Scott Kirsner, Writer, Columnist, The Boston Globe.
This year the conference will be held on the lovely campus of Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. Check out the agenda for the day and I’m sure you’ll agree this is the not-to-be-missed filmmaking conference for the Spring. I look forward to seeing you there, register now before the registration fee goes up on May 10th and save some dough.