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Page Ostrow to give presentation at United Nations Film Festival

Sunday, April 23 - 7:00 p.m.

Film is arguably the most influential medium around, with the power to educate, inspire, frighten, and delight. Used skillfully, it can change the way people think, how they feel, and how they choose to spend their lives. Although it has grown in popularity in recent years, the documentary is still the stepchild of film. Feature films get the lion's share of the attention, distribution deals, A-list actors, and financing. But that seems to be changing. What does it take for a documentary filmmaker to get distributed, to obtain financing or finishing funds? This panel will discuss the necessary steps—and what role the right idea, talent, planning, connections, and chutzpah play in the process. An absolute "be there" for documentary filmmakers, directors and producers.