Panels & Conversations

Delve into the art, culture, and commerce of cinema. With the independent film world changing every day, Festival panels offer in-depth conversation, lively debate, and critical insight into a broad range of issues. Some of the 2012 panels included Power of Story with Nick Fraser, Soledad O'Brien, and Robert Redford, as well as a special team-up with The New York Times for TimesTalks with Spike Lee, David Carr, and others.

At the Lodge
At the Lodge is a series of daily panels hosted at the Filmmaker Lodge, a casual meeting place for filmmakers and Festivalgoers with a café and comfortable lounge.

Cinema Café
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Start your day at Cinema Café. Each morning in the Filmmaker Lodge, Cinema Café revives the culture of conversation, offering audiences the opportunity to engage with Festival filmmakers and other notable guests in an informal dialogue over coffee and treats. Check back to see who will be at the Cinema Café this January. 

Panels at New Frontier
These conversations explore the ever-evolving convergence of art and technology by offering Festivalgoers the opportunity to engage in dialogue with filmmakers and industry leaders, gain hands-on experience, or just share ideas. From trends in transmedia to the narratives of video games, be sure to check out the panels at the 2013 New Frontier, located at The Yard.  LEARN MORE