Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Independent Film Arizona, "IFA Ideas Convention"


From: Independent Film Arizona <news@independentfilmarizona.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:46 AM
Subject: IFA November Newsletter


Independent Film Arizona -


"IFA Ideas Convention"


IFA Monthly Membership Meeting: November 1st at 7pm,

The Art Institute of Tucson, 5099 East Grant Road #100, Tucson 

Open to the public

What is it?

We're looking forward to taking AZ film to the next level in 2017!

We'll be hosting a rousing discussion on best panelists, workshops, and information you'd like to see in the coming year. Be on the ground level to help set our agenda for 2017. 

Kicking off the Convention will be a dissection of short film and the screening of two shorts: "A King's Betrayal" and "A Mirage of Zabul Province."  Topics include:

  • How to decide the subject of your short film.
  • Reasons for making a short film as opposed to a feature length.
  • What do you do with your short film after it is finished.
  • Are short films marketable?
  • How to choose and submit your short film to a festival



The fearless IFA documentarians meet November 2nd 6-8pm,

Southern Arizona Media Studio. 911 South Tyndall Ave, #7, Tucson



Meet the Panelists 



Marketing Producer
A King's Betrayal

Trevor Davies is a Broadcast Media Professional with 5 years of experience in video production, non-linear editing, and management of a production team in providing freelance content, branding, and marketing solutions for local businesses and a broad base clientele.  He currently works as a Marketing Producer in local TV news at the CBS/FOX duopoly in Tucson (KOLD 13/FOX 11), where he is responsible for creating engaging on-air and digital content across multiple platforms including broadcast, web, and mobile.  
His short film, A King's Betrayal has screened at over 50 festivals across the country and internationally.  With over 50+ Official Selections, A King's Betrayal has swiped up several awards such as Best Narrative Short Film from the Phoenix Film Festival, the prestigious Golden Gong from the The Loft Cinema's year long First Friday Shorts Competition and Jury and Audience Awards from the Prescott Film Festival.  The short film has also screened at 3 Oscar qualifying festivals including Cleveland International Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival and LA Shorts Fest.     
On his own time, Trevor has teamed up with his writing partner David Bornstein (dir. A King's Betrayal) to pen 2 feature film screenplays, one of which, a horror/thriller called Son, cracked a Quarter Finalist slot in The 2015 PAGE International Screenwriting Competition.  



Peter Sedgwick
Mirage at Zabul Province

 As a screenwriter, Philip was hired to write the award-winning short film "Mirage at Zabul Province" for director Nathan Bettisworth. Additionally, he has written six work-for-hire screenplays all of which are in various stages of industry shopping. His screenplays have taken honors in the Academy sponsored Nicholl Fellowship, and won a number of festivals including the Oscar-qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival, Beverly Hills Film Festival, and most recently the Burbank Film Festival.

And also in the most "recent" category, Grisel Wilson brought Philip onboard to work with her on a rewrite of her screenplay, "Ixmucané Pastor." This month the script won Best Drama Screenplay in the highly esteemed Oaxaca Film Festival. He conducts workshops and judges films for the Prescott Film Festival.

He and his partner Lesley Lillywhite own Stellium Films, LLC., a Tucson-based production company, actively developing a short film and two feature films with attached crew and talent, potentially including an Oscar-winner actor, all with prospects of southern Arizona production.



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