Panels

With a variety of guests and topics each day, panels invite audiences into the discussion on storytelling.

Power of Story

Go deeper into the conversation with storytellers whose work propels the form.
Ticket required

Power of Story: Just Art

Saturday, January 25, 2:30 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St.
Ticket required

Power of Story: The People Speak

Thursday, January 30, 3:00 p.m.
Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St.
Ticket required

Cinema Café

Presented in collaboration with Variety
Join pairings of filmmakers and artists as they stop in to chat over coffee and treats.
Open to credential holders as space allows

Festival Panels

Delve into the themes of this year’s Festival lineup and broader trends in indie film.
Access varies; check individual panel descriptions for details.

Mexico’s New New Wave

Friday, January 24, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Truth to Power

Saturday, January 25, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Under Whose AI?

Sunday, January 26, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Where the Truth Lies

Monday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Discovering Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

The Movie That Blew My Mind

Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
The Ray Theatre, 1768 Park Ave.
Ticket required

How Can Artists Reshape Politics?

Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Inside the TV Writers’ Room: An Interactive Experience

Thursday, January 30, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

The Imagined Futures Bonfire

Thursday, January 30, 4:30 p.m.–sunset
Flagpole Parking Lot, 557 Swede Alley

The New Aesthetics of Disability

Friday, January 31, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

From Sleep

Friday, January 31, 8:00 p.m.
The Shop, 1167 Woodside Ave.
Open to Festival credential holders as space allows

The Feeling of Exile

Saturday, February 1, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

Film Church

Sunday, February 2, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Filmmaker Lodge, 550 Main St. (2nd floor)

New Frontier Panels

Explore the technology and innovation pushing the boundaries of storytelling.
Open to the public

Digital Aerosol and the Re-imaginarium: A Fireside Chat with Kahlil Joseph and Jesse Williams

Sunday, January 26, noon–1:30 p.m.
The Box at The Ray, 1768 Park Ave.

Creators’ Union—A Workshop on Content Creators Participating in the Data Economy

Monday, January 27, noon–1:30 p.m.
The Box at The Ray, 1768 Park Ave.

AI, the Archive, and Creating Human Context on the New Frontier

Tuesday, January 28, noon–1:30 p.m.
The Box at The Ray, 1768 Park Ave.

Welcome to Biodigital Theatre

Thursday, January 30, noon–1:30 p.m.
The Box at The Ray, 1768 Park Ave.

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