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Exclusive: Film Independent Forum Announces 2013 Keynote Speakers Ted Sarandos and Ava DuVernay

Photo of Casey Cipriani By Casey Cipriani | Indiewire September 18, 2013 at 11:31AM

Film Independent, the non-profit organization that produces the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, has announced two keynote speakers for the upcoming 2013 Film Independent Forum. Ted Sarandos, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix, will deliver the Executive Keynote address on Oct. 26 and writer/director Ava DuVernay ("Middle of Nowhere") will deliver the Filmmaker Keynote address on Oct. 27.

 Topics for this year’s panels are:

“What’s In It For Me?”: The Million Dollar Question

Fund That Doc

Shopping Your Project: A Financing Clinic

Extreme Docs: Documentary Case Studies

Made In L.A.: Production Case Studies

Game Change: The Evolving Narrative Of Video Games

U-Finance: Crowdfunding Comes Of Age

Find New Docs: Works In Progress From Film Independent Fellows

What’s Behind A Great Marketing Campaign?

Lucy Walker: Secrets Of Documentary Editing

Reports From The Distribution Test Lab

Wisecracking On The Web: Indie Comedy Online

Theatrical Re-Invented: One Theater At A Time

There’s An App For That: Handheld Content

New Content Relations: From Byte To Binge

Conference passes are $275 for Film Independent members and $325 for non-members. For more information about this year’s Film Independent Forum or to purchase a pass, visit or call 310.432.1222.

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