film independent forum 2020

The FILM INDEPENDENT FORUM returned this year – with SAGindie as Premier Sponsor – in a slightly varied form. Like most events in the time of COVID-19, the 2020 Forum moved to a virtual model, taking place online from July 31 – August 7.

Kicking off with a Keynote from NEON’s Elissa Federoff and the Opening Night film The Fight (with the Opening Night Q&A moderated by Kerry Washington), the Forum continued through the week with online panels, case studies, screenings, and even a virtual happy hour (BYOB).

As always, Film Independent was thoughtful enough to post videos of some of the Forum events on YouTube (you can also read recaps of each Forum day on their blog). Check out some of the video highlights below!


Film Independent Forum 2020 Executive Keynote: Elissa Federoff, President of Distribution, NEON


Film Independent Forum 2020 Opening Night Q&A: The Fight


Film Independent Forum 2020 Filmmaker Keynote: Lulu Wang


Film Independent Forum 2020 Documentary Keynote: Dawn Porter


Film Independent Forum 2020 Global Executive Keynote: Ashok Amritraj, Chairman/CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment Group


Film Independent Forum 2020 Conversation: From the Motherland to the Diaspora with Ramy Youssef



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