Topanga Film Festival: Storytelling, Engagement & Activism for Change

topangaff300Lear Center Managing Director and Director of Research Johanna Blakley joins actors, producers and industry experts at the 2013 Topanga Film Festival, slated for Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, 2013.

Blakley will join a roster of industry experts for the Storytelling, Engagement and Activism for Change (SEA Change) panel discussion covering concepts for story development and production and introduce a framework for designing and assessing film campaigns. More than ever before, filmmakers are using the motion picture as a medium to create social change. This panel will consider how social impact stories are developed, produced and presented to audiences. Finally, it will be important to develop the ideal campaigns to support such goals, and the tools to actually measure the changes these projects seek to create.

Allison Cook, Director of Community Engagement at The Story of Stuff Project
Jon Fitzgerald, filmmaker and author of Filmmaking for Change
Beth Karlin, Director, Transformational Media Lab, UC Irvine
Christina Lindstrom, Manager of Social Action & Advocacy, Participant Media
Alejandra Nash, Founder & Executive Producer, Landfill Harmonic

This is a FREE event and you DO NOT need to be a festival pass holder to attend. But registration is REQUIRED: Click here to register.

A reception will follow the discussion.

Topanga Film Festival
Sunday, July 21, 2013 | 2:30 PM to 4 PM
Creative Visions Foundation
18820 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 201, Malibu