Sunday, July 01, 2018

Independent Film Arizona: From Red Light to Red Carpet - meeting July 10th


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Independent Film Arizona



July 10, 2018
7 - 8:30 PM

Going from a Rough Cut to a Fine Cut
Why You Need a
Supervising Editor's Feedback

Many films do not get accepted into festivals because the editing doesn't make the film shine.  Watch a "Before and After" cut of a wonderful film by local filmmaker Anna Augustowska "Desert Farms" which has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
Anna Augustowska of SHE FILMS

Genie Joseph, PhD - Supervising Editor

Our Desert Farms has screened at the Arizona International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Colorado Environmental Film Festival and Earth Talks International Film Festival in Prague and has been submitted for a regional Emmy Award.

"Understanding the power of editing to make or break a film
is the difference between success
of failure."

Meeting Location:

The Jewish Community Center - 3880 E. River Road 85718 - 2nd floor Multi-purpose room

RECAP of June 5th meeting
"From Red LIght to Rad Carpet"


1. How Tucson can lead the state
2. Need for more ongoing projects in Tucson to develop workforce
3. Marketing and coordination with other film offices in AZ
4. Developing a Strategy to Engage with Policy Makers re: Economic
Development (Jobs, $$)
5. Government support for industry and job creation (Red Carpet Incentives)
6. Need for City and County FREE permits as well as State
7. Support Business involvement in REEL Savings
8. New emphasis re: Content Development for Tucson-driven projects
9. Focus on lower budget films and projects – Tucson as horror capital
10. Feature in IFA web newsletter significant talent available such as
prosthetic, animation, special effects
11. Need for Film Fund for Tucson – Need for better evaluation of quality of
12. Develop a Production Facility (several projects in development)
13. Closer working relationships with UA and PIMA to make sure students
better prepared for professionalism and readiness for real world
14. Work with IA on union entry level training
15. Develop Mentorship Programs, Certificate Programs
16. Support Efforts for Best film Incentives
17. Create a "Gem Show" like model of an Entertainment Industry Trade
Show with a Centralized focus on Film Festivals
18. Need to work together, further collaboration, better email communication
19. Not just Westerns – historical sets – existing resources
20. Better listing of resources, including directory of experienced crew AND
emerging/volunteer crew
21. Updated Location pictures
22. Future – slate of projects for negotiation with distribution such as Netflix,
Amazon, etc.
23. VOTE! Support Candidates that are pro-film/video production in Arizona


The fearless IFA documentarians meet monthly contact Ann Dalton:




The Director's Chair

As always we want to thank you for coming every month to be part of the vibrant Independent Film Arizona community. 
Remember, IFA meetings are free and open to the public, but we also strongly encourage you to take the next step and become a member. For only $25.00 a year, you can be part of this amazing group of people who strive to help the independent Filmmakers of Southern Arizona. Academic memberships are also available for free for actively enrolled students.

You know that being on time is one of the keys to success, so we'll see you there at 7 PM at the JCC 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

Genie Joseph, President
Independent Film Arizona








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