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November 15th, 2016 DCM | Conferences

Creating Impact

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A film's impact is beyond numbers. Impact campaigns are a major undertaking, from developing a call to action, to establishing initiatives, to assuring post-viewing engagement. Our impact experts will unpack an extensive toolkit for both filmmakers and producers, exploring best practices, and offering insights from development to distribution.

MODERATOR
Svetla Turnin | Cinema Politica Network

SPEAKERS
Pepita Ferrari | Documentary Organization of Canada
Jake Craven | Gathr Films

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