Making Your Media Matter 2009 is approaching quickly, and we are gearing up to have some fruitful conversations about the past, present, and future of social issue media making. Seats are filling up quickly, so I would recommend registering soon to guarantee a seat.
We are honored to welcome Gordon Quinn as a keynote speaker at the conference, where he will be talking about ethical issues in cinema verite. Gordon has been making social issue documentaries for over 40 years, and is the founding member of Chicago's Kartemquin Films. Gordon has produced many critically acclaimed films (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, At the Death House Door), and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, The Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Chicago Film Critics Award – Best Picture, Los Angeles Film Critics Association – Best Documentary and an Academy Award Nomination.
George Stoney will also be delivering a mini-keynote. George Stoney is a pioneer in the world of documentary film, and has had a career spanning half a century. Among his many accomplishments, he is considered to be the father of public access television. He will use his vast experience to address the issue of ethics in social issue films, which will surely be an enlightening experience.
Be sure to sign up today to be a part of the experience!