Vote For These SXSW 2013 Panels About Documentaries, Social Issues and Public Media!

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If you’re going to be in Austin, Texas next March (or wish you could…), you can have a say in which panels and panelists make it SXSW 2013, which becomes the center of cool for a week or so each spring, with simultaneous conferences in film, interactive and music.

It’s not the final say, but it’s a say, so help these panels about documentaries, social issues and public media happen!

Vote by September 4, 2012! (You’ll be asked to sign in or create an account before you can vote.)

DOCUMENTARIES

Based On A True Story: Choosing Doc or Narrative: What are the creative implications, the ethics considerations, and the business realities of each?
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Make Me Care — Digital Storytelling to Affect Change: When your goal is to move hearts and minds, and change attitudes and behaviors, (often on a limited budget) you’re going to need more than SEO and a social media strategy.
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The Art of Documentary /// The Documentary of Art: The funding, process, curation, content integration and results of FilmCAN’s National Parks Project.
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Storytelling Devices in Interactive Documentary: Ways that interactive filmmakers can exploit the unique aspects of digital platform to engage their audiences.
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The Open Documentary Lab at MIT: How can traditional filmmakers make the leap to interactive?
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Let’s do this together! DIY transmedia documentary: If transmedia typically means an audience following a fictional storyline on different digital platforms, then a transmedia documentary should include the audience telling their own stories.
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Making Movies with Meaning: Your Call to Action: Filmmakers T.C. Johnstone and Greg Kwedar will share in depth insight into making films through a non-profit model.
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Hybrid Distribution: A Case Study: DIY distribution for indie doc filmmakers is the Holy Grail but what if you could also partner with a highly regarded distributor and bring their expertise and resources to your film’s distribution strategy to more successfully reach your film’s fan base?
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The New Collaborative Filmmaking: 99% Case Study: The filmmakers behind 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film take the audience behind the scenes of this unprecedented feature documentary with a case study of the production and processes that went into its creation.
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SOCIAL ISSUES

Bullying: Social Media as Problem & Solution: Lee Hirsch (Bully) is part of panel about leveraging a weapon to be part of the solution.
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The Power of Film (to change the world): A look at numerous issues that are currently shaping key parts of the future of film.
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Storyteller to Activist: Use Film for Social Good: How to produce compelling video narratives that help change hearts and minds about any issue, give best practices on how to turn narratives into a powerful on camera story, and how to turn constituents of any cause into an activist.
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How Slacktivism Will Change the World: The goal of public mobilization isn’t for it to be difficult – it’s for it to be effective in achieving social change. And by this measure, slacktivism has had some remarkable recent success.
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Special Sauce for Social Cause Marketing: 10×10 leaders and Intel backers share case studies and innovative strategies for increasing your social footprint, mobilizing followers and keeping a cause related integrated marketing campaign exciting and edgy.
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Doc Nonstop: How Real Stories Grow Brand Community: How does a cause campaign with limited resources generate the content to grow and sustain a fan base over the course of a year?
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PUBLIC MEDIA

Bringing a Punk Rock Perspective to PBS: How PBS embraced YouTube and web media storytelling.
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Building Audience through Transmedia Documentaries: This panel brings together filmmakers and funders to explore both the practical and ideal applications of transmedia — its potential and pitfalls.
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Cats vs. Causes: How to Make a Digital Difference:There are more platforms for distribution but the challenge is getting noticed in a world where animals, cute kids and internet memes get all the views.
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Democracy Games: Civics for the Digital Age?: How to breathe life into a subject that most members of the digital generation find dry and abstract.
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How to Keep Working Parents In — and Innovating: How the media and tech industry can help redefine what “having it all” means for a future of tech innovators.
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Something, Something … Social Local Mobile: What makes for the best social, local, mobile experiences?
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PBS’ Digital Evolution: PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger will share how PBS is finding even greater resonance and impact by embracing new methods of reaching audiences.
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POV Staff
POV Staff
POV (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. POV premieres 14-16 of the best, boldest and most innovative programs every year on PBS. Since 1988, POV has presented over 300 films to public television audiences across the country. POV films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.