Film Festival Archive
2021 Industry Panels
Women in Sci-Fi
This year’s Women in Sci-fi panel celebrates women working in the male dominated fields of Special FX/ Monster Make-up FX. Sharing their experiences and knowledge on the industry to inspire other women and girls looking to enter the field.
Music in Sci-Fi Done Right
Understanding the important role music plays in filmmaking, and going beyond synths and the theremin, this panel addresses some challenges indie filmmakers have when creating and finding the right music for their sci-fi films.
Afrofuturism for Screenwriters
In an effort to support and encourage African American filmmakers to create more Afrofuturist films, this panel provides a broader understanding of Afrofuturism, it’s history and some specific elements required in films made under this subgenre.
A Conversation with Panavision
Panavision representatives will explore the current state of production and the role played by both legacy and emerging technologies in modern filmmaking. Topics will also include Panavision’s flagship Millennium DXL2 large-format camera system—which has been used to capture features such as In the Heights and Coming 2 America, and series including Mythic Quest and Shadow and Bone—as well as the company’s ongoing support for the independent film community through the Panavision New Filmmaker Program.
Dune: A Scholarly Panel
In preparation for Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune, the following distinguished panelists dissect Frank Herbert’s classic, cover it’s timeless themes, Arabic and Muslim influences, gender dynamics. They will also offer strategies for reading, what some find is an intimidating multi-layered book and share their expectations for the new movie.