PANELS

VOICES ON SET: Women Making Films 
In Partnership w/
Women in Comedy Festival
Saturday, February 9th / Check in at 1:00 pm, Panel Begins at 1:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Whether it is breaking into the “business” or shattering stereotypes, women’s voices are far too often seemingly the only female voice in the room. They are not. Boston SciFi has brought together some outstanding filmmakers to talk about their experiences and what the future may bring.

Panelists:
Lisa Downs - Producer/Director (Life After Flash)
Eirini Konstantinidou - Director/Producer (Mnemophrenia)
Georgia Panatozoulos - Cinematographer (Axcellerator)


TRUE CONFESSIONS: A Look into Making a Film Festival
Saturday, February 9, 2019 / Check in at 3:00 pm, Panel Begins 3:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

We tend to see film festivals through the polished lens of a completed event, but the road there is as messy as a badly spliced film. We've put together a panel of film festival veterans who will spill all the secrets behind what it takes to pull off a successful event. A MUST for any budding filmmaker or someone who is curious about what goes on behind the curtain.

Panelists:
Lisa Simmons - Festivals Program Manager for ArtsBoston
Dawn Morrissey - Co-Director of the Irish Film Festival


ENVELOPE PLEASE
Sunday, February 10, 2019 / Check in at 1:00 pm, Panel Begins at 1:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Movies. The Good, The Bad & The “What Were They Thinking” from 2018. Veteran critic and local author Dan Kimmel leads the charge as we look at highlights from the past year in science fiction films.

Panelists:
Dan Kimmel - Veteran movie critic and author of a host of film-related books.
Bob Chipman - Critic and Social Media Maven
Michelle Barabara - Co-Producer of the Women in Comedy Festival.
Meagan Kearns - Boston Online Film Critics Association


WHO ARE THEY: LOVING SCIFI IN A DYSTOPIAN WORLD
Thursday, February 14th / Check in at 3:00 pm, Panel Begins 3:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Let’s talk about why we love SciFi and what makes this particular genre special to us in storytelling. Join the incredible filmmakers from this year to find out why they love SciFi.

Panelists:
John Burr - Writer/Director (Muse, 2014 / Boots, 2013).
Julia Rios - Writer/Editor, Fireside Magazine / Podcaster, Skiffy & Fanty Show
Paul Salamoff - Filmmaker, Encounter
Adrian Ryan - Podcaster, Spectology


PEELING THE COVER
Friday, February 15th / Check in at 3:00 pm, Panel Begins 3:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Maya Angelou once said, "The truth is, no one of us can be free until everybody is free." Science Fiction tends to believe it is above it all. Yet there is fear, sexism, racism and even hatred in our own house. Let’s shine a light on it.

Panelists:
Paul Salamoff - Filmmaker, Encounter
Pat Bordenave - Voice Actor and Music
Meghann Ackerman - Pop Culturalist + Media Consumer
Andre Green - YouthBuild USA


INSIDE DOPE: Industry Tricks of the Trade
Saturday, February 16th / Check in at 1:00 pm, Panel Begins 1:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Want to know how Hollywood magic gets made? We've brought in some industry veterans who will tell you all the tricks of the trade! They will cover everything in the movie-making process, from writing the screenplay to getting it seen by the masses!

Panelists:
Paul Salamoff, Director of Encounter
Taryn O'Neill, Actress and Producer
Monica Castillo, Freelance Writer and Film Critic


DIY SCIFI: Doing It Down & Dirty
February 16th / Check in at 3:00 pm, Panel Begins 3:30 pm
Event Venue: Orleans Restaurant / TICKETS

Trying to make a movie without having any money is certainly a challenge, but it's one that can push us to the limit of our creativity. If you have a film your aching to make, but don't have the budget to make it happen, this panel is for you! Our panel of veteran filmmakers will answer all your questions about the art of DIY film. 

Panelists:
John Burr, Writer and Director
Paul Salamoff, Director of "Encounter"
Taryn O'neill, Actress and Writer