I'm involved in several exciting events this month:
1) This Tuesday (Feb 7th from 7-9) at the Little Roxie (16th & Valencia)
It’s no secret that online distribution is changing the shape of the film industry. From giants like YouTube, iTunes and Netflix to emerging, intriguing platforms like Fandor, Distribber, Dynamo and Distrify, filmmakers are faced with a distribution landscape that’s evolving daily. As independent film distribution has changed from DIY ("Do It Yourself") to DIWO ("Do It With Others" — i.e., crowdfunding), filmmakers are exploring new ways to circumvent the middlemen and stream directly to audiences. The latest SFFS Film Arts Forum will assemble a panel to debate, demystify, and debunk online distribution in all its varying forms. Panelists include filmmaker and LGBT cinema champion Jenni Olson, IndieGoGo cofounder Danae Ringelmann, film attorney George Rush and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain. Michael A. Behrens will moderate. This event is co-presented by BAVC
2) This Wednesday Feb 8 from 6-8pm SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium (lower level)
Rare and precious LGBTQ films are being preserved and digitized here at the Library. Come see clips from the Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival archives. Learn about Queer Film History as told through The Hormel Center's Frameline Video Archive Project. The Video Archive is international in scope and has films dating back to the early 1950s. Hosted by Project Consultant and film historian Jenni Olson, and Hormel Center Program Manager Karen Sundheim.
3) February 18 | 6:15PM—7:30PM Namaste Hall,
California Institute of Integral Studies Main Building (1453 Mission Street @ 10th)
Witnessing: History and the Individual Voice—A conversation between prize-winning novelist/poet Elizabeth Rosner, author of The Speed of Light and Blue Nude; and filmmaker/author/curator Jenni Olson, director of The Joy of Life. Preceded by open mike by MFA students, 5:30PM—6:00PM.