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Help Save Indie Film! IFP & the U.N.’s ENVISION, IFP & Power to the Pixel’s CROSS-MEDIA FORUM

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 4th, 2011

IFP and Power to the Pixel’s first annual Cross-Media ForumNYC is the place to connect to the leading thinkers, practitioners and innovators who develop new business and creative opportunities for film, media, and new technologies.

With projects traversing many platforms to further engage their audiences – in all the venues they consume media – IFP and Power to the Pixel present the Cross Media Forum NYC to help illuminate these expanded opportunities to develop, create, and fund cross-media projects.

Cross-Media Forum NYC is a day-long gathering, presenting conversations with leaders in transmedia storytelling, cross-media project presentations, as well as numerous networking opportunities allowing content creators and funders to directly connect.


Full day of panels, case studies and project presentations, as well as a networking cocktail at the end of the day – your opportunity to chat with panelists and fellow transmedia producers and content creators. Advance purchase also gives access to exclusive Cross-Media Ping Pong Tournament the night before – free ping-pong and happy hour specials. $80 for IFP Members and PttP Subscribers / $100 others and $100 at the Door. Purchase Here.


  • Jeff Gomez: Transmedia storytelling guru, whose collaborations include work on James Cameron’s Avatar, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, Microsoft’s Halo, Hasbro’s Transformers and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Factory.
  • Ty Montague: “Truth, Lies and Storytelling” – One of Advertising Age’s top 10 creative directors in the business, Montague recently launched Co:, a brand  story-led innovation collective focused on future-facing marketing ideas to create meaningful connections with consumers.
  • Presentations: on Transmedia History,  Future Audiences, Extending Your Story into the Transmedia Realm, Financing for Cross-Media Projects, and Case Studies of Lance Weiler’s “Pandemic / HiM”; NFB Canada’s Interactive Documentaries, Adam Sigel’s “Afterlife” and Nina Bargiel  on MTV’s “Valemont.”
  • Project Presentations: Producers and storytellers with cross-media projects spanning a combination of film, TV, online, mobile, gaming, and live events pitch to industry leaders who can, in turn, help develop, finance or support their work– and take their projects to the next level.

Networking Events

Exclusively for Cross Media Forum NYC audience, speakers, and project producers; the perfect opportunity to meet innovators and icons working in the cross-media landscape.


Cross-Media Forum NYC is held all day on Tuesday, April 19, at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, near Amsterdam Avenue. The theater is convenient to the 65th Street – 1 train, and is five blocks from Columbus Circle – 1/2/A/B/C/D trains.


Two of these programs – Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries (April 8th and 9th) and IFP and Power to the Pixel’s Cross-Media Forum (April 19) are especially exciting opportunities for filmmakers, industry, and film lovers from all walks that we’d be so grateful if you were able to help spread the word to your constituency.

IFP and the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Envision: Addressing Global Issues through Documentaries, is a truly special two-day event at The TimesCenter in New York City combining film presentations with substantive discussions on pressing global issues. The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) serve as the focal point for presentations, screenings, panel discussions and social networking. The Spotlight Focus for Envision in 2011 will be exploring creative solutions to poverty and hunger, specifically focusing on the MDG of eradicating extreme global poverty and hunger. Envision will open with a welcome by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte, and film screenings include Lucy Walker’s Oscar-nominated Waste Land and a sneak preview of Phil Grabsky’s The Boy Mir: Ten Years in Afghanistan.

IFP and Power to the Pixel’s first annual Cross-Media Forum will offer a day of case studies, conversations, and networking about the new avenues of media that are quickly coming to the forefront of our popular culture. Being held at Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater, the line-up includes a number of media business leaders, funders and creative visionaries who will share their pioneering ideas on how to best navigate – and explode – the possibilities of the cross-media space. The goal of the program is two-fold: it aims to bring together creative and industry from multiple platforms (independent film, advertising, marketing, new media, design, publishing, gaming) , as well as act as the premiere incubator for cross-media talent by introducing exciting new projects to financiers and top brand leaders.


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