This past month I decided to visit and research as many film festivals as humanly possible; a very educational yet silly time-management activity.
One of the many festivals on the list was The TriBeCa Film Festival (April 18th-19th, 2012). While I obviously couldn’t attend every event during the ten-day affair I was fortunate enough to view a few screenings and panels. To my surprise the most valuable and educational portion of the festival wasn’t a film, but rather a talk series on Film Funding and Digital Data. This event featured Andrew Weissman (Partner at Union Square Ventures), Jason Hirschorn (MGM Board and MTV Digital), James Lawler (CEO of Constellation), and David Larkin (CEO of Go Watch It).
Here are my Ten Things Taken Away from TriBeCa:
We’ve been pretty intrigued by the “virality” of the Kony video, especially since we’re a festival founded on generating buzz around the films that enter. Anyhoo, we were particularly interested in the criticisms surrounding the Kony 2012 film because they ultimately raise the question of whether there’s value in just awareness…
So we made this video last night (with power point, w00t) in attempt to answer that question. Check it out. And if you like it, feel free to share it… Kony 2012 – Epic Fail?