The Tentacle
The 27th Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
SATURDAY, JULY 28 THROUGH
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
 

2018 Panels, Workshops, Master Classes

Panels & Workshops & Master Classes

The panels, workshops and master classes offer a great opportunity to learn at the Festival.

Sunday, July 29th, 12:30 pm Woods Hole Community Hall

Meet the Programmers

Given the proliferation of independent filmmakers and film festivals in recent years, the role of a festival programmer has become increasingly important in the lifecyle of a film. Who are these people and how did they learn to do what they do? Join us for a discussion and casual conversation with programmers from many different film festivals throughout the US. Presented by the Film Festival Alliance.

Sunday, July 29th, 2 pm Woods Hole Community Hall

Everyone’s a Critic – The Role of the Film Critic in a Changing Media Landscape (Panel Discussion)

Join film critics Tim Miller, The Cape Cod Times, Ty Burr, The Boston Globe, Allyson Johnson, The YoungFolks.com, Valerie Complex and others for an in depth look at what it means to be a film critic in a changing media landscape. With the changes in how people receive news, watch films, communicate with each other and the many different outlets for sharing information who is the audience for newspaper film critic? Are people motivated by a review? Given the ever-shortening windows for a film’s release, how should filmmakers work with critics to get their film seen and reviewed? This panel will provide fascinating insight into the inner workings of a newsroom.

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Thursday, August 2nd, 11 am Woods Hole Community Hall

The Role of Visual Effects in Science Focused Films (Workshop)

With a career that spans 38 years (Titanic, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Rush Hour 3, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Simpsons, Birdman) , multi Emmy award winning visual effects supervisor and artist  Adam Howard is regarded as an accomplished visual magician, supervising and creating high end visual effects, animation and design work for the film and television industry in the USA, Australia and around the world. Now residing on Cape Cod, Adam will talk about the role of visual effects in science focused films and how the visual effects artists work to make themselves invisible.

Thursday, August 2nd, 2 pm Woods Hole Community Hall

Science and Storytelling – The Intersection of Storytelling, Filmmaking and Social Impact (Panel Discussion)

Inspired by The GroundTruth Project’s multi-year, multi-media reporting “Living Proof: The Human Impacts of Climate Change,” our Science & Storytelling panel explores the intersection of storytelling, filmmaking and and social impact.  What role do storytellers have in transforming and crystallizing the conversation around climate change? What can scientists and storytellers learn from each other? How can amplifying the voices of vulnerable populations shape creative choices that spread ideas and impact society? Join GroundTruth editors, filmmakers and impact partners for this discussion. Presented with The GroundTruth Project.

Short Climate Films:

–Secret Weapon – link between girls’ education, climate change, and extremism

-Climate for Conflict  – climate change, extremism and migration collide in Somalia.

Asthma Alley – a teenage girl in the South Bronx finds hope in music when air pollution and climate change collide to make it hard for her to breathe.

Nuclear Legacy in the Pacific – From WWII and Marshall Islands nuclear testing to Fukushima and North Korea – we take a look back at the nuclear legacy of the Pacific as the region is again in the nuclear crosshairs. This film features the work for WHOI Scientist Ken Buesseler.

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Friday, August 3rd, 2 pm Woods Hole Community Hall

In Focus: Secret Life of Muslims – An Emmy Award winning series of short form, first person documentary films

Friday, August 3rd, 4 pm Woods Hole Community Hall

Thriving in Independent Film: There has never been a better time to be a filmmaker (Panel Discussion)

With more tools, more opportunities to get your work seen and fewer barriers to entry, now is a great time to be an independent filmmaker. Join Women and Film and Video New England and the Woods Hole Film Festival for a panel discussion to learn about the spotlight filmmakers are enjoying as they work on short form storytelling, mobile filmmaking  or reaching a wider audience through a smaller screen. If you understand the path to take, you too can thrive as a filmmaker in ways that were never possible before. The panelists will discuss possibilities, opportunities and what the the life of a filmmaker looks look like in today’s storytelling landscape. Presented with Women in Film and Video New England

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Master Class

Monday, July 30th, 11 am Woods Hole Community Hall

The Challenges, Joys and Pitfalls of Making Films About Musicians, with John Edginton, 2018 Filmmaker In Residence

John will give a frank behind-the-scenes examination of the process at play behind making music documentaries. He will discuss how commercial and other interests can sometimes work to undermine the filmmaker’s vision and the strategies he adopts to try and overcome these problems. Topics will include: the importance of uncovering the emotional journey of the artist and showing how it connects to the musical journey; how to compress an artist’s long career into a 90-minutes film without sacrificing depth and complexity; the art of creating a coherent narrative from multiple sources, such as archival film, still photographs, interviews and music. He will draw on his experiences making films about Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett (with Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason); Robyn Hitchcock (with Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch, Peter Buck of REM); Genesis (with Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Steve Hackett); Joe Cocker (with Rita Coolidge, Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Billy Joel).

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