Panels & Presentations

 

 

Known beyond my filmmaking as a specialist on Indie Film Social Media Marketing and Crowdfunding - Follow me on Twitter @Craia9. I have run four campaigns (2011(Kickstarter), 2012 (Kickstarter), 2014 (Seed&Spark), 2017 (Seed&Spark)), for over $60,000 combined, with a 100% success rate; and I am eager to help others understand the audience building benefits of crowdfunding and social media. In 2016, I joined the SeedandSpark.com team as a Crowdfunding Specialist, and am now Director of Crowdfunding at the company. 

I am available for speaking engagements, panel & jury participation, and consulting sessions. Contact me at the bottom of this page.

 

 

2018 Appearances

  • Tribeca Market: Industry Roundtable Leader
  • Athena Film Festival: Panelist on "Social Media and Branding for Filmmakers"
  • DC Independent Film Festival: Panelist on "Bookends of Filmmaking: Funding & Distribution" and "Building Successful Web Series without Breaking the Bank" 
  • Bluestocking Film Series: Panelist on "THE DIRECTOR'S CRAFT & FEMALE REPRESENTATION;" Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" and "Art of the Pitch"
  • Toronto Web Fest: Jury Member
  • Made in NY Media Center: Panelist "Women Owning It. (presented by the Small Business Bureau), Ongoing Expert in Residence
  • Bustle: Panelist "Women Entrepreneurs"
  • Keep It Colorful tour with Color Farm Media: Panelist with Erika Alexander in Cleveland, Detroit, Raleigh, and New York.
  • Girl Power Film & Media Summit: Panelist on "Through Her Lens - Directors' Speak, Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Independent Film Festival Boston: Student Showcase Jury Member; Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" and "Art of the Pitch"
  • Independent Film Festival of Boston: Jury Member (Student Showcase); Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Georgia Film Festival: Presenter of "Social Media Charm School"
  • Women in Film at Caveat: "Expert at the table" Station Leader
  • SFC Women's Film Festival: Presenter of "Social Media Charm School" and "Art of the Pitch"
  • Queens World Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • NYC Shorts Night: Presenter of "Funds & Buzz: How to raise funds and create buzz"
  • Denton Black Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" and "Art of the Pitch;" Panelist on "Business of Film" 
  • Worker's Unite Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Rutgers University (Rise for Businesses): Career Speaker; Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • IndieBOOM! Festival: Jury Member
  • Stareable Fest: Jury member; Panelist on Building a "Sustainable Career Online;" Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" and "Art of the Pitch"
  • Adorama: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Future of Film Virtual Conference: Presenter of "Crowdfunding & Audience Building"
  • North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • AxWound Film Festival: Jury member; Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" 

2017 Appearances

  • IFP NY: Industry Roundtable Leader
  • DOC NYC: Industry Roundtable Leader
  • Big Sky Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence;" Panelist: "It Takes a Village: Leveraging Networks to Get Your Film Seen"
  • Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence;" Pitch Rally Coach
  • ITVFest: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Horrible Imaginings: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Ax Wound Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence;" Panelist: "Ancillary Content"
  • Art of Brooklyn: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Latino Film Market: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" 
  • NYC Independent Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" 
  • Georgia Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" 
  • SFC Women's Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • School of Visual Arts: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" (multiple classes/semesters)
  • New York University: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Queensborough Community College: Guest lecturer on leading an independent filmmaking career
  • Montclair State University: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • NYC Women Filmmakers: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"

2016 Appearances

  • Tribeca Market: Industry Roundtable Leader
  • DOC NYC: Industry Roundtable Leader
  • Writers Guild of America - East: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • River Run Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence;" Juror: Short Film Pitch Competition
  • Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • NYC PictureStart Film Festival: Jury Member
  • IndieStreet Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Black TV&Film Collective: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Animation Nights NY: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Tacoma Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • Worker's Unite Film Festival: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence"
  • School of Visual Arts: Presenter of "Crowdfunding to Build Independence" (multiple classes/semesters)

Earlier

  • Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival: Panelist on "Behind the Camera Lens" (2015)
  • New Haven International Film Festival: Panelist on "Redefining Indie," "Dynamic Directors," and "The Modern Screenwriter’s Approach to Marketability" (2014)
  • Film Interchange: Panelist on "Screenwriting: From Page to Screen" (2014)
  • Lead Instructor and Curriculum developer for I Was There Film Workshops (2012-2015)

Articles by Christina

"Community-Driven Filmmaking: About a (Second) Micro-Budget Feature & How We Did It" CongestedCat blog 2018

"Working Towards Sustainability: Why I Keep Crowdfunding & Making ShortsSeed&Spark 2017 (extended version on my blog)

"Shooting a No-Budget Feature in Winter Weather" Seed&Spark (republished by Pyragraph) 2015

"From Crowdfunding to Community Building" Seed&Spark 2014