• SLO Film Festival 2019 Behind-the-Scenes Panels and Activities

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    Name: SLO Film Festival 2019 Behind-the-Scenes Panels and Activities
    Date: March 16, 2019 - March 17, 2019
    Event Description:

    Presented by City of San Luis Obispo  

    Also sponsored by Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery

    Enjoy muffins and coffee from Blackhorse Espresso & Bakery as you learn from the pros! Panels are free to all pass holders, and $5 for everyone else.


    Fun Run with SLO Marathon’s Samantha Pruitt

    Meet Samantha…on and off camera! This SLO dynamo will greet participants for a short talk about endurance running and lead you on a run through San Luis Obispo, ending at the Downtown Cinemas for the 10:15am screening of the Endurancetown Short about her, RUNNING MAN OF PASADENA and ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER.

    Sat March 16
    Festival Lounge


    Extreme Cinematography

    Moderator and Panelists: Rick Wall (Satori), Steven Oritt (Accidental Climber) and Aaron Lieber (Unstoppable: Bethany Hamilton)

    Risking life and limb on a regular basis, these action filmmakers discuss the many challenges of filming climbing, surf, other action sports films. Is it worth it?

    Sat March 16
    10:30 – 11:45am
    Festival Lounge

    Walking Tour of SLO Filming Locations

    Hosted by James Papp / Secret SLO

    Take a walk around downtown with local architectural historian James Papp as he shares the scenes, shots, and background stories of movies filmed on location in San Luis Obispo—from “Murder by Numbers” to “Personal Best”—along with SLO’s place in Hollywood lore. It will be an extra colorful tour with Cal Poly students celebrating St. Patrick’s Day early that morning! A green beer will greet you on your return to the Lounge.

    Sunday March 17
    Festival Lounge

    What’s New in the World of Indie Filmmaking?

    Moderator: John Wildman
    Panelists: TBA

    Narrative writers, producers and directors discuss the current state of moviemaking in Hollywood and beyond. Tax incentives, new distribution models, casting and audience tastes are ever-changing in this competitive and potentially lucrative business…but how do you crack the code?

    Sun March 17
    Festival Lounge

    SLO Film Festival Lounge, 1040 Court Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17
    Contact Information:
    Tasia Trevino
    Free to passholders, $5 to general public
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