Salem Film Fest

Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 12pm

Location: Morse Auditorium

Salem Film Fest

Noon | Presentation

Reframing Reality

This in-depth discussion about the artistic and technological challenges of documentary filmmaking is moderated by Stephen Pizzello, executive editor of American Cinematographer magazine, the world's leading journal on motion-imaging techniques.


Scheduled to appear are two celebrated cinematographers: Buddy Squires and Ellen Kuras. Squires has shot more than 80 documentaries and has been the principal cinematographer for Ken Burns since 1981's Brooklyn Bridge. His films have won 13 Emmy Awards and garnered eight Academy Award nominations, including one Oscar winner. His credits include The Civil War, Baseball, New York: A Documentary Film, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson and Jazz. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Documentary Association. Kuras' documentary credits include The Betrayal (Nerakhoon), 4 Little Girls, Unzipped and Neil Young: Heart of Gold and No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.


3 pm | Presentation

Funding, Broadcast and Distribution Tips for Documentary Filmmakers

Making a documentary is hard work, figuring out how to tell your story is just one part of the process. Join us as our panelists share tips about fundraising, preparing your film for television broadcast and the latest distribution trends.

Moderated by Erin Trahan, Editor The Independent

Scheduled to attend: Eric Luskin American Public Television, Kristen Fitzpatrick Women Make Movies

For Adults

Tickets available only through CinemaSalem (box office or
Complimentary museum admission for ticket holders and All-Fest passholders


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Made possible at PEM by the Lowell Institute.

Part of Salem Film Fest at PEM

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