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Free Professional Industry Panels at SAFILM

In keeping with its annual tradition, the San Antonio Film Festival will again be offering professional educational panels, free and open to the public. This year’s topics include animation, fight choreography and documentary filmmaking. All are held at the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

“SAFILM is pleased to provide the community with free industry panels each year,” said Founder and Executive Director Adam Rocha. “As usual, we have an impressive line-up of working professionals who are eager to pass their knowledge and experience on to San Antonio filmmakers and students.”

Panels include:

Davy Liu

Davy Liu: Animation the Global Language, moderated by Anne Goursaud
Thurs., Aug. 1 — 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Davy Liu is an innovative creator and pioneer in imaginative storytelling, having worked for Walt Disney Animation on such classics as The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mulan. Liu is President of Kendu Films in L.A. He will be showcasing his body of work and speak with Editor (The Outsiders, Bram Stokers Dracula)/Director (A Classy Broad) Anne Goursaud.

April Wright

Additionally, Disney’s Oscar-winning Beauty and the Beast (1991) will screen on Thursday, August 1, at 1:00 p.m. with Liu in attendance for a Q&A.

Fight Scene Choreography with April Wright and Zhang Jinzhan
Fri., Aug. 2 — 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

April Wright is the Director of Stuntwomen: the Untold Hollywood Story, screening Friday, August 2, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. Zhang Jinzhan is a filmmaker from Beijing, specializing in international action films. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of stage combat for the screen during this interactive workshop.

Marion Rosenberg

Cinematic Icon Marion Rosenberg with W.K. Stratton
Fri., Aug. 2— 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Marion Rosenberg, best known for her work as a producer on Revolutionary Road (2008), The Deer Hunter (1978) and 2019 SAFILM Official Selection: Stuntwomen: the Untold Hollywood Story, talks with W.K. Stratton, Los Angeles Times bestselling author (The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film). They will discuss her storied career as an agent and film producer in Hollywood.

Adrian Buitenhuis

Documentaries Change the World
Sat. Aug. 3 — 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

This roundtable discussion features Adrian Buitenhuis (Director, I Am Patrick Swayze); Andrew Garrison (U.T. Professor/Director);  Anne Goursaud (Director, A Classy Broad; Producer: Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston); Richard Ray Perez (Sundance Institute); and A.P. Gonzales (Director/UCLA Film Professor).

The San Antonio Film Festival takes place July 30-Aug. 4, 2019. The full schedule of events can be found here. Tickets can be purchased here.

Feature photo: a panel at last year’s festival with (l-r)  A.P. Gonzalez, Fred Roos, Anne Goursaud, Jesse Borrego and Michael Jablow.

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