* Free Events *

Living Ocean

Panel Discussion, Films,
and Virtual Reality Experience

Saturday, October 14, 1pm-4pm
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium – John Olguin Auditorium

Join Heal the Bay, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, and the L.A. MPA Collaborative at SPIFF’s Living Ocean family film screening – a series of short films focused on ocean pollution, conservation and preservation. Learn about our local Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and how they are used to sustain healthy marine ecosystems. Plus, you’ll get a chance to put on some VR goggles and experience a breathtaking dive into a kelp forest without getting wet. There is a sea of marine life waiting to take you on an unforgettable ocean journey!

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Budding Filmmakers & Actors Panel

Panel Discussion Sponsored by Relativity School
October 7, 10am-12pm 

Students (teens and tweens) who are interested in the being a working actor, honing their skills or having an opportunity to meet industry filmmakers are invited to this panel. Breakfast will be served. Opportunities to ask questions and also to have a headshot session with a professonal photographer. Students under 16 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

TWO attendees may possibly win a partial scholarship to the RELATIVITY SCHOOL (they will be entered for consideration along with the student filmmakers who submitted to SPIFFest).

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Social Media for Filmmakers: From Funding to Final Credits

Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 7, 10:00am-11:30am
Sirens Café

What steps on social media can yout take to help raise funds for your film? Promote your film? Receive attention for your book to be pitched as a film? Join social media experts Jeryl Jagoda (Impact Squared) , Lizza Morales (Award winning media correspondent), Tommy Geraci (entertainment expert and producer) and Louise Sattler (Co_founder and Owner of 411 Voices Media).


Event is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Panel: Production & Design

Panel Discussion
Saturday, October 14, 12:00pm-1pm
Sirens Café

Curious about the role on production and design applies to film and television? Wonder about daily the grind from a production stand point? Join an insightful discussion in the Production and Design panel moderated by Alex Bryant (Social Media Strategist, Dick Clark Productions), Shane Crocker (Motion Graphic Designer, FanDango), AJ Mayers (Production Manager, Lionsgate), Rebecca Yanis (Production Assistant, DreamWorks Animations), and Chelsea Roehl (Graphic Designer, NBC Universal).


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