REEL MAGIC HOUR®

Reel Magic Hour® is a day long program that provides one hour panels designed for our Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network. This is the Fourth edition of the Reel Magic Hour. This program is supported by the Sundance Institute and listed in the Women at Sundance and Women in Film LA Resource Map.

Access to this event requires a Reel Magic Hour® Day Pass, Festival Pass, Filmmaker’s Pass or VIP Pass. Click here to purchase. The Reel Magic Hour® Pass includes access to the breakfast and cocktail.

WHEN:
Saturday, October 20th from 10.30am – 6pm

WHERE:
The New Yorker Hotel
481 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Networking Breakfast
Panel One: VR For Good: Is it Actually Making an Impact?
Panel Two: Revelations on How to Finance/Produce and Market an Indie Film
Panel Three: The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Women Leadership
Panel Four: Diversity in the Entertainment Industry with CFF Jury Members
Networking Closing Cocktail


10.30am – 11.30am
Networking Continental Breakfast


11:30am – 12:45pm
Panel One: VR For Good: Is it Actually Making an Impact?

Moderator: Illya Szilak (VR Programmer)
Speakers: Skye Von (Little Giant Wolf), Stina Hamlin (State Media NYC/VR Programmer), Negin Allamehzadeh (Doctors Without Borders), Jesse Ayala (Authentically Us)

Panel produced by Illya Szilak and Stina Hamlin.


12:45pm – 2:00pm
Panel Two: Revelations on How to Finance, Produce and Market an Indie Film

Moderator: Shari Berman (Director/Film Fatales NYC Chapter Leader)
Speakers: Adam Mirels (141 Entertainment), Greg Reitman (Blue Water Entertainment), James Burns (Producer), Marian Koltai-Levine (PMK BNC)


2:00PM – 2:15PM – BREAK


2:15PM – 3:15PM
Panel Three: The Courage to Lead: Inner Dimensions of Woman Leadership

Moderator: Susan McPherson (Philanthropist)
Speakers: Lauren Oliver (Novelist), ReBecca Theodore-Vachon (Film/TV Critic), Shari Berman (Director/Film Fatales NYC Chapter Leader), Lauren Meyer (Filmmaker, Producer)


3:15PM – 4:30PM
Panel Four: Diversity in the Entertainment Industry 

Moderator: Dana Verde (Filmmaker)
Speakers: Laura Gomez (Actress, Screenwriter, Director/CFF Jury), Arturo Castro (Actor/CFF Jury), Hunter McGrady (Wilhelmina Models), Jenel Stevens (Actor)


4:30PM – 6:00PM
Networking Closing Cocktail at AMC LOEWS 34th St.

The Reel Magic Hour® Program is exclusively available for Day Pass, Festival Pass,  Filmmaker’s Pass and VIP Pass holders.