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Free SAFILM Panels Continue in 2022


Do you love film? Are you an aspiring film student? Attend these FREE film panels at the show this week!

Carrying on its usual annual tradition, Adam Rocha’s San Antonio Film Festival (SAFILM) is offering FREE panel discussions with top industry executives, and everyone is welcome to attend them at the Radius Center, 106 Auditorium Cir #120. Stick around for some great film screenings!

Friday, Aug 5    SCREEN 2

10:00 am-12:00 p.m.: Film Business is Show Business (Attorney Rebecca Smith and SAC Professor James Borrego)

There are many things to consider when starting a production company for the purpose of producing a film. Should all filmmakers start a formalized business? Do you plan on creating a film to sell? What legal issues should be considered? Intellectual properties, contacts, partnerships, insurance and legal liabilities, business loans, taxes (to name a few). How difficult is it to set up an LLC? Costs? Are there any free resources to help? We’lll walk you through the process and create a fictional production company as an example, to possibly create some common legal issue and show how the LLC works. Q&A follows.

Friday, Aug 5    SCREEN 1

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: A Conversation With Renowned Film Editor Michael Jablow (Moderator — Patrick Tejeda)

Join us for a conversation with renowned film editor Michael Jablow.  With nearly half a decade of experience, Michael is credited as Editor on a wide range of films from shorts, TV series, and features such as The Last Castle, Boomerang, Hair, Throw Mamma from the Train, and Old School.

Saturday, Aug 6    SCREEN 2   

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: The Animated Show (UTSA Professor Tyler Chen)

Here’s an exciting discussion about how an animated show is made, provided by UTSA Professor Tyler Chen. He is an animation professional, writer, and teacher who has worked on a variety of projects for Nickelodeon, Disney, and Cartoon Network. His most recent work includes serving as the creative director for The Owl House and director for Star vs The Forces of Evil. Tyler likes telling stories that make you laugh and cry — sometimes at the same time!

Saturday, Aug 6    SCREEN 1   

12:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.: Film School Shop Talk (Michael Jablow, Marvin Jimenez, and guests)

Shop talk amongst teachers of college and high school students. Teachers and students are welcome. Come join them. Adam never fails to deliver!

See the full film schedule here.

Feature photo: SAFILM 2019.