ROUGHCUT 2014

Join us for an intimate evening of presentations with industry experts, featuring Sheri Candler (US director of Digital Marketing Strategy – The Film Collaborative).

The MC for the night will be the self-confessed cinema addict and TV3’s 3News Entertainment Editor and Film3 reviewer, Kate Rodger. More presenters to be announced shortly.

This event will be a forum of stimulating conversation with a focus on digital marketing and independent distribution on an international scale. Aimed to educate, inspire and challenge filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

The presenter line-up will be followed by a Taste of Tropfest short film screening which will feature finalist Tropfest films from NZ and around the world. Drinks and canapés to celebrate the official launch of the 2015 competition and festival will conclude the evening. 

Tickets are $30 (drinks and canapés included).
Mention the Tropfest 2015 TSI in the promo code box when purchasing tickets to receive a $5 discount (limited number of discounted tickets available). 

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PRESENTER LINE UP 

SHERI CANDLER  

Sheri Candler directs digital marketing strategy for The Film Collaborative (TFC), promoting their work as an educational resource for independent filmmakers, a fiscal sponsor and a non profit film sales and distribution company. She also consults with TFC members on using social media to build audiences so that their distribution efforts will be successful as well as working directly with productions to help gather an audience. Film represented by The Film Collaborative include award winning documentaries "The Invisible War" (Oscar nominated 2013), "I Am Divine," "Cesar's Last Fast" and "Valentine Road;" and narrative films "Appropriate Behavior," "Boy Meets Girl," "Red Hook Summer," and "Weekend."

She is the co-author of two books of case studies for filmmakers called "Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul" and “Selling Your Film Outside the US” which chronicle the different paths filmmakers are taking to bring their films to audiences around the world.

She regularly writes, speaks and teaches creators about using social media and has presented at industry events including American Film Market, Directors Guild of American East, National Screen Institute of Canada, Binger Film Lab Amsterdam, and was the keynote speaker at the Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) annual meeting & Screen Directors Guild of Ireland annual meeting.

 

ROUGHCUT MC

KATE RODGER 

Kate Rodger is TV3’s 3News Entertainment Editor and Film3 reviewer, a self-confessed addict of all things cinema.

Over her past decade with 3News, her job has taken her all over New Zealand and all over the world covering film premieres and awards ceremonies, visiting movie sets, shooting interviews and filing stories from as far afield as Egypt, Rome, Samoa, New York, Sydney, Chicago, Hollywood and Hamilton. A veteran of the Oscar’s red carpet carnage, she has crossed live from Royal premieres in London with James Bond, survived rabid Robert Pattinson fans at not one but two Twilight red carpet premieres, and has covered the Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Doha film festivals.

She launched her own half hour local film show Reel Late with Kate which ran on the TV3 network to excellent ratings and gaining an avid and loyal following from kiwi film lovers.

She’s a passionate advocate of local film, pushing for mainstream broadcast coverage of local film premieres and releases, and has acted as a judge, host and ambassador for several local film competitions, festivals and awards evenings, including the 48Hour Film Festival, Show Me Shorts, the Documentary Edge Festival and the Reel Screen Awards.

 

BOOK YOUR ADVICE SESSION WITH SHERI CANDLER  

This is a once in a life-time opportunity to learn from a world leader in digital marketing strategies for filmmakers. Sheri Candler, American film publicist and digital marketing and independent film distribution specialist is making herself available for personal 30 minute consultations between 9am - 3.30pm on Thursday 4 September. Don't miss this incredible opportunity. 
Tickets are $50 per session.

BOOK YOUR CONSULT SESSION WITH SHERI CANDLER HERE

 

Roughcut is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission


Festival Countdown

  • 6 Months
  • 13 Days
  • 7 Hours
  • 23 Minutes