My first time going to Sundance I was determined to see as much animation as I could, to see some shorts, and to really get some of the inside scoop on the film industry. I wound up meeting my hero, Jill Tartar, getting a hug from my nerd crush Rose McGowan, and telling Jon Spaihts that he really needs to do kids science shorts. Overall, and awesome experience and a huge thanks to Seed&Spark for bringing me along. 


 Presented by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation   MODERATOR :  Flora Lichtman - Freelance Animator, Videographer, Writer. Previously Correspondent and Managing Editor of NPR's Science Friday   PARTICIPANTS:  Jill Tarter -  @jilltarter  Astronomer & Director of SETI (inspiration for Carl Sagan's "Contact") Kevin Hand -  @alienoceans  Deputy Chief Scientist of Solar System Exploration at NASA  Jon Spaihts -  @jonspaihts  Screenwriter (Prometheus, The Black Hole, Passengers, The Mummy)  Max Mayer - Writer & Director of  "Adam"

Presented by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

MODERATOR:  Flora Lichtman - Freelance Animator, Videographer, Writer. Previously Correspondent and Managing Editor of NPR's Science Friday

PARTICIPANTS:
Jill Tarter - @jilltarter Astronomer & Director of SETI (inspiration for Carl Sagan's "Contact")
Kevin Hand - @alienoceans Deputy Chief Scientist of Solar System Exploration at NASA 
Jon Spaihts - @jonspaihts Screenwriter (Prometheus, The Black Hole, Passengers, The Mummy) 
Max Mayer - Writer & Director of "Adam"


  MODERATOR:  Anne Hubbell -  - Co-Founder of Tangerine Entertainment   PARTICIPANTS:   Rose McGowan -  @rosemcgowan  - Actress Tiffany Shlain -  @tiffanyshlain  - Filmmaker & Founder of The Webby Awards Mamrie Hart -  @mametown  - Host of "You Need a Drink" Kamal Sinclair -  @ KamalSinclair   - Senior Manager of Sundance Institute's New Frontier Story Lab, Producer of Question Bridge: Black Males 

MODERATOR: Anne Hubbell -  - Co-Founder of Tangerine Entertainment

PARTICIPANTS: 
Rose McGowan - @rosemcgowan - Actress
Tiffany Shlain - @tiffanyshlain - Filmmaker & Founder of The Webby Awards
Mamrie Hart - @mametown - Host of "You Need a Drink"
Kamal Sinclair - @KamalSinclair - Senior Manager of Sundance Institute's New Frontier Story Lab, Producer of Question Bridge: Black Males 



  MODERATOR:  Young Guru -   @young_guru  - Audio Engineer, Record Producer  & DJ    PARTICIPANTS:   Craig Wedren -  @craigwedren  - Film Composer, Singer & Songwriter Keegan DeWitt -  @keegandewitt  - Musician & Film Composer Kathryn Bostic -  @kathrynbostic  - Composer, Soundscaper, Singer, Songwriter

MODERATOR: Young Guru -  @young_guru - Audio Engineer, Record Producer & DJ

PARTICIPANTS: 
Craig Wedren - @craigwedren - Film Composer, Singer & Songwriter
Keegan DeWitt - @keegandewitt - Musician & Film Composer
Kathryn Bostic - @kathrynbostic - Composer, Soundscaper, Singer, Songwriter

     MODERATOR:  Gwyn Welles -  @gwynwelles  - Documentary Producer & Director   PARTICIPANTS:   Greg Barker -  @gjbarker  - Documentary Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger -  @knappB  - Founder Luminant Studio, Documentary Filmmaker & Director  Christie Marchese -  @christieM  - Founder of Picture Motion Maryam al-Khawaja -  @maryamalkhawaja  - Acting President of the Bahrian Center for Human Rights Dan Cogan, Co-Founder/Executive Director of Impact Partners 

 

MODERATOR: Gwyn Welles - @gwynwelles - Documentary Producer & Director

PARTICIPANTS: 
Greg Barker - @gjbarker - Documentary Filmmaker
Brian Knappenberger - @knappB - Founder Luminant Studio, Documentary Filmmaker & Director 
Christie Marchese - @christieM - Founder of Picture Motion
Maryam al-Khawaja - @maryamalkhawaja - Acting President of the Bahrian Center for Human Rights
Dan Cogan, Co-Founder/Executive Director of Impact Partners 


  MODERATOR :  Ken Weinrib – Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo (FWRV)   PARTICIPANTS:  Sean Covel ("Napoleon Dynamite") James Belfer – Dogfish Accelerator Alex Cirillo − Big Vision Empty Wallet Jake Levy - Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C Mauro Mueller ("Copenhagen") Ron Stein (“The Romantics”, “Someday This Pain…”) Mike Nicols -- AbelCine

MODERATOR:  Ken Weinrib – Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo (FWRV)

PARTICIPANTS:
Sean Covel ("Napoleon Dynamite")
James Belfer – Dogfish Accelerator
Alex Cirillo − Big Vision Empty Wallet
Jake Levy - Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo, P.C
Mauro Mueller ("Copenhagen")
Ron Stein (“The Romantics”, “Someday This Pain…”)
Mike Nicols -- AbelCine


  MODERATOR:  Steven Beer - Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo (FWRV)   PARTICIPANTS:   Joe Chianese – EP Financial Solutions Emily Best – Seed & Spark Richard Sheehan − East West Bank Gary Schreiber – Moses & Schreiber, CPA Dani Faith Leonard – Big Vision Empty Wallet Stephen Hays − 120dB Films Marc Hofstatter -- Indiegogo

MODERATOR: Steven Beer - Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo (FWRV)

PARTICIPANTS: 
Joe Chianese – EP Financial Solutions
Emily Best – Seed & Spark
Richard Sheehan − East West Bank
Gary Schreiber – Moses & Schreiber, CPA
Dani Faith Leonard – Big Vision Empty Wallet
Stephen Hays − 120dB Films
Marc Hofstatter -- Indiegogo