Countdown to PanelPicker: Workshops

Written by Austin Nauert | Friday, May 30, 2014

Adam Collis, SXSW 2014 Film PanelistStarting on July 1st PanelPicker will be open to public submissions for the 2015 Film Conference. From now until PanelPicker closes on July 25th, we are going to be highlighting past successful PanelPicker sessions, while illustrating the characteristics we are looking for in this year’s crop of proposals.

Today we are going to look at a session from one of our most popular categories, Workshops. The nuts-and-bolts nature of our workshops makes them some of the most popular sessions at the Film Conference, addressing fundamentals with a demonstrative, hands-on approach.

Filmmaker Adam Collis (pictured) submitted a PanelPicker proposal entitled Risk Reward Profiles of Investments in Indie Film. This session was perfect for our workshop category, because Collis based it around concrete numbers and figures, a direct approach that made it a real stand out. We knew this could be very useful to our audience. In PanelPicker, we welcome informative fact and number based case studies. Keep in mind that case studies based on failures can be useful to an audience looking for real world advice based on direct experience.

Remember, PanelPicker opens for public submissions on July 1st and will be open until July 25th. We look forward to receiving your submissions, and if you have any questions about the PanelPicker process feel free to e-mail us at In our next post we are going to highlight a session from our Future15 category.

Photo courtesy Adam Collis