WHERE? All events of IDFF will take place at downtown Los Angeles' National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, 111 N. Central Ave. Click here to download directions.
HOW MUCH? $10 per program. $30 for a VIP Pass With Access to All Programs. $5 for Japanese American National Museum Members. 
PUBLICITY INQUIRIES: David Magdael & Associates
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A program of JANM:
 
 
Sunday October 10
12:00PM — 2:00PM: FILMMAKER'S CRASH COURSE SESSION
The Filmmaker's Crash Course Session provides 7-15 minute crash courses detailing everything you need to know and everything you need to do about a given subject pertaining to the business and artistry of filmmaking.
 
Slated to appear are: Kelly Lin Yee; VP of RIP Media discussing social media techniques; Ryan Suda of Blacklava discussing marketing techniques; SoYun Roe, screenwriter and former development executive, Overbrook Entertainment discussing the development phasel; a producer discussing pitching; a producer discussing a viable production model; and a director/actor discussing directing actors.
TRAFFIC ALERT downtown street closures!
This is a free program!
 
2:00PM: THE API PILOT SHOOTOUT & BATTLE OF THE PITCHES
Battle of the Pitches, the innovative live screenwriting pitch competition, returns as part of ID Film Fest 2010 at Japanese American National Museum. Sponsored by FOX Diversity and presented by Mavericks of API Descent, the winner will lunch with FOX studio executives and pitch a movie idea to executives at FOX 2000 and FOX Searchlight. Any writer can enter Battle of the Pitches 2 which has a focus on promoting and discovering Asian Pacific Islander writers and on scripts that have prominent, non-stereotypical, and strong Asian Pacific Islander characters and themes.
 
The final phase of the API TV Pilot Shootout will be presented in conjunction with Battle of the Pitches. The top five writers were chosen by judges to have teasers made of their TV Pilot Pitch idea. Teasers were filmed by selected directors with the competition providing seed money, cast, and crew for the productions. The grand prize winner will receive a pitch meeting with a FOX TV executive.
 
Top five pitches in competition: Amy Anderson's “Life with Amy” directed by Kelly Li; Jared Asato “Supreme” directed by Kelly Li; Ben Hsu “East Wilshire” directed by Anthony Bui; William Lu's “Showstoppers” directed by William Lu; and Roy Vongtama's “The Zone” directed by Ignatius Lin. Audience voting will factor in the awarding of some prizes.
 
Reservations strongly suggested and will be given away 10 minutes before the start of the program. TRAFFIC ALERT downtown street closures! This is a free program!
 
4:00PM — 5:00PM CLOSING RECEPTION
Closing reception with filmmakers. All welcome!
 
5:00PM THE THINGS WE CARRY (CLOSING FILM)
The Things We Carry, directed by Ian McCrudden, is the debut of the Lobit Sisters (Athena, Producer; Alyssa, Writer and Actress). It is a hauntingly moving film about a woman’s return home after her drug-addict mom’s death and her search for a package that her mother had left behind for her. Based on true events, The Things We Carry does a disturbingly wonderful job showing the terrible effects drugs have on families and will be sure to keep you captivated right up until the end. It is heartbreaking but at the same time a story of how people come to peace with themselves and with the foibles of the people they love. A well-known Asian American blogger told me this is one of the best Asian American films in a long time and I have to agree with him. Approx. 81 minutes. — Koji Steven Sakai
Q&A with the Lobit sisters!
 
The closing feature is preceded by Jessica Sison's beautifully experimental documentary short "Kuna Ni Nanang (My Mother Said)."
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