NEWS WINNERS PRESS FILMS SPONSORS SEARCH Donate!      facebook   twitter   youtube     
 

LATEST NEWS
SUBMIT
THE FESTIVAL
SPECIAL EVENTS
2019 FILMS
WINNERS
VENUES, HOTELS, FOOD
YOUNG FILMMAKERS
SPONSORS
PRESS

ABOUT US
FRIENDS OF THE FEST
TESTIMONIALS
SUCCESS STORIES
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
FILM ARCHIVES
CONTACT
VOLUNTEER

SEARCH

PayPal - Donate!



Power to the Filmmaker:
Blockchain for Fundraising, Production
and
Distribution of Indie Films

Thursday March 28
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Zukor Theatre
35th Ave and 35th Street


> FREE ADMISSIONS WITH REGISTRATION <

More than half of indie filmmakers have been ripped off at least once in receiving initial compensation or backend payments for their films according to WGA East. The film industry is the least transparent in the entertainment sector, in part due to the industries heavy reliance on middlemen.

A new breed of tech startups are using blockchain technology to revolutionize the industry. Some are focused on eliminating middlemen and increasing the ease with which independent filmmakers can raise funds to distribute directly to their fans. Others are focused on using blockchain in production, operations, marketing and awards, eliminating prohibitive costs while ensuring fair and transparent contracts for filmmakers and participants.

Join a panel of tech entrepreneurs and filmmakers using blockchain to revolutionize the film industry.


Phillip Galinsky - Moderator

Phillip Galinsky is a filmmaker and technologist in the blockchain space, currently focused on how blockchain is being used to create social impact around the globe. He launched the Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin with Director Chris Cannuciarri and is currently collaborating on multiple films and series in the blockchain space.

 
Nick Spanos - Panelist

Nick Spanos is a pioneer in the bitcoin and blockchain technology space. In 2013, Spanos founded Bitcoin Center NYC -- the world's first-ever cryptocurrency trading floor, which initially opened directly across from the NYSE in 2013. Spanos is also CEO of Blockchain Technologies Corp., which patented VoteWatcher, the first-ever blockchain voting platform. He is co-founder of Zap.org, which solves one of the biggest challenges for blockchain smart contracts, by allowing real-world data and events to trigger smart contract provisions for the first time. Spanos was featured in the recent Netflix documentary Banking on Bitcoin and is a sought after speaker at blockchain events worldwide. He will explain the fundamentals of blockchain in the simplest terms for those unfamiliar with the technology.

 
Laura Nitz - Panelist

Laura Nitz works at the intersection of media, tech and international affairs. Her research focuses on how communities, audiences and stakeholders communicate across borders through common media experiences. She is the Manager of Community Engagement at Breaker, a blockchain entertainment studio that works to empowers artists with a blockchain rights management system and peer-to-peer distribution platform. In addition, she teaches at the School of Visual Arts in the Computer Art, Computer Animation and VFX department.

 
Dave Statman - Panelist

Dave Statman is an Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, creative director / strategist for vast media and entertainment companies, tech startups, ad agencies & record labels, and has helped some of the world's leading brands realize their most ambitious ambitions. He will announce his latest venture, which uses blockchain in a revolutionary new way to engage social entrepreneurs with a TV audience.

 
Sherone Rabinovitz - Panelist

Sherone Rabinovitz is a technologist, blockchain educator and filmmaker, who is currently working on a documentary about how blockchain is being used in the art world.





              Donate!

ABOUT CONTACT NEWS
 
 

© 2011-2019
Queens World Film Festival, Inc.
Screening Challenging and Exciting Film From Around the World and Around the Corner.