Special Events at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival

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The festival 2017 PRSguitars filmmakers lounge is hosted by our friends at:

RAW ~ 13th & Chestnut Street 😉
Wednesday ~ Saturday – 10pm – 2am.


Philadelphia Independent Film Festival – Discussions.

Part of the Media Track #phillytechweek #PTW17
Philadelphia Tech Week 2017 ~ presented by Comcast

Where: Philly Nexus 2401 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

#piffFilms Creative & Media track discussions supported by:
mediabureau.com, gearstuff.com,
University of the Arts Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, and Philly Nexus.


Sunday, April 30th ~ 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Re-introducing the Holodeck: The Tech and Politics of Web 4.0 – the internet of relationships. (Ongoing).

David Nevins.  CEO, Temporal, LLC – David Nevins, Wilmington, DE – In the late 90’s David recognized the limitations of online media in terms of its being ‘thing-centric’ instead of being human situation and event driven. He has since developed ZoomCube, a technology platform that synchronizes all online data. Dave is a pioneer of context-aware media.  SPONSORED BY: Philly Nexus #4Dtech #AI #BIGdata @betalab

Sunday, April 30th ~ 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Digital Media and Propaganda. Part I. Picking up where we left off discussing social media actionable trends and the ability to spread actionable “messaging” to masses. We will explore ideas on what the macro points are when looking to achieve optimal interaction, quickly. We will also discuss the balance between resources, cash flow, and innovation. SPONSORED BY: gearstuff.net & @betalab

Political Strategist and Activist, Dr. Alan Rosenblatt, PhD. Alan Rosenblatt, PhD. @DrDigipol. Alan is a digital/social media strategist, professor & thought leader and a Partner at turner4D, a communications strategy firm in Washington, DC. Alan taught the first college course on digital politics (1995), created and built the Center for American Progress’s social media program (2007-13) and trained thousands across the world in digital/social media strategy, including civil society leaders across the Arab world in 2009; executives at leading advocacy groups and news media outlets; Members of Congress and their staff.

Benjamin Barnett, Founder, Digital Media Strategist; mediabureau.com, piffFilms, gearstuff.com. 

Chuck Treece, Thought Leader, Musician, Writer; UltimateRobotFilms, Marvelous Marvin / McRad.


* Other events being added. All Filmmaker talk backs will happen at the theaters or unless otherwise posted. Wherever we are, we’re discussing. Follow along. Check Twitter @PhilaIndie, Instagram PhilaIndie, and the website for updates. We appreciate comments and suggestions. TY!



Philadelphia Tech Week Sponsored by Comcast

Festival Sponsorship and Support provided by: PRSguitars, UltimateRobot Films, Saintsinner, PurpleLight Films, MBNstudios, gearstuff.com, mediabureau.com,  University of the Arts Corzo Center for the Creative Economy, Expressway Productions, and Philly Nexus.


A Few Past Festival Events:

Adobe After Effects: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Ken Mcgregor: Directors Masters Class
Adobe After Effects
Master Training Session
Kenneth McGregor
Master Session
Shoe String Marketing: Philadelphia Independent Film Festival The Philadelphia Acting Studio

Simple Film Makers Marketing

Digital Media Strategy


Social Media Strategy

The Philadelphia Acting StudioActing Class and Improv Sessions


Media and Propaganda


The Internet of Relationships

Discussions Demonstrations Networking


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