This year’s Pan African Film Festival was better than ever. We hosted more than 20 educational PAFF Institute panels and Talk 4 Reel sessions,, and more than 170 feature films and shorts. The Panels and Talk 4 Reels were well attended and a huge success! So much so, we have created a “Paff Institute Summer Series.” The PAFF Institute serves as a platform to amplify the voices of industry powerhouses, community influencers, sports figures, cultural icons, thought leaders and disruptors who seek to educate, inspire and empower those who desire personal and professional elevation. The PAFF Institute makes necessary conversations happen… and when these conversations happen, they uplift and inform!
“The Power of Music in Film/TV” will feature Film composers, Film supervisors, music producer, music engineers, sound mixers, and others interested in the art of film scoring. The audience will learn the crucial contribution music plays to help or enhance the storytelling. They will also learn that when music is used properly in a movie it can set the mood, highlight certain events, cue a theme and creates emotion. The goal for the Panel is to discuss the magic of music behind films and TV and the many jobs in this industry. Join us “Up Close and Personal” with highly acclaimed film composers and Sound experts who are key to what we hear in film and TV! Your next film is on the verge of greatness with music!
Moderator: Marilyn Batchelor – Has more than 20 years in the business and is one of the most respected entertainment marketing executives in the business. She has successfully marketed more than 15 movie soundtracks. She is also an Emmy winner, and has marketed more than 25 Grammy-award winning titles.
Sat, May19 2018
The goal for the Panel is to discuss the Hollywood landscape and the other opportunities in the film and television industry that most people are not aware of and how you maneuver into these positions.
Panelists: Kokayi Ampah, Location Manager. Leander Sales, Editor. Teri Brown, Writer.
Moderator: Sherri G. Sneed, Producer/Director of Possibilities.