Countdown to PanelPicker: More Meet Ups

Written by Austin Nauert | Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

Countdown to PanelPicker enters the home stretch, with the launch only a week away! Starting next July 1st, PanelPicker will be open to public submissions for the 2015 Film Conference. From now until PanelPicker closes on July 25th, we're highlighting previous PanelPicker sessions, while illustrating the characteristics we are looking for in this year’s crop of proposals. Last week we looked at the Digital Domain and traditional panel sessions; today we're taking another look at Meet Ups.

While we always like meet ups that focus on the convergence of film and technology, we don’t want to forget about the importance of local communities either.

Charlie Phillips is the Deputy Director at Sheffield Doc/Fest, and he proposed a great Meet Up for SXSW 2014, Meet the UK Filmmaking World. It provided a great spot for the many UK filmmakers at SXSW but also gave other attendees an opportunity to learn more about that community. Meet Ups are a fantastic way to bring together concrete communities within the filmmaking world, and we welcome proposals that offer new ways to reinforce them, as well as develop new ones.

Remember, PanelPicker opens for public submissions on July 1st, running through July 25th. You need to register for an account to submit a proposal - If you do not already have one, it’s free and you can create one here. We look forward to receiving your submissions, and if you have any questions about the PanelPicker process feel free to e-mail us at

*Photo by Justin Hospie"