Monday September 12, 2011 – Monday September 12, 2011
416 E. Main St.
CVPA presents its September ME:
FESTIVAL TALK with Jody Kielbasa
Jody Kielbasa, Director of the Virginia Film Festival, will be speaking about how one manages a festival, makes selections and, in general, what the festival scene (from the inside-out) means in today’s distribution market.
With the VFF fast approaching (November 3 – 6), Jody will share his insight and talk about the importance and benefits of filmmakers attending and participating in film festivals.
Geared toward filmmakers and filmgoers alike, this is an ME you will not want to miss!
Please note: this will be held at our new office on the Downtown Mall! We are across from the Nook, above Chroma Gallery. Parking can be found in the Market Street Garage or on the side streets.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Doors open at 6
Charlottesville VA 22902-5295
About Jody Kielbasa:
Jody Kielbasa has a B.A. from Rollins College, a B.F.A. in Theatre from Florida State University and an M.F.A. in acting from the F.S.U./Asolo Conservatory for Actor’s Training in Sarasota, Florida. He spent 10 years in Los Angeles as a professional actor and founded the Tamarind theatre in Hollywood. After returning to Florida, he worked as Managing Director and then Producing Artistic Director of American Stage in St. Petersburg, then took over leadership of the Sarasota Film Festival. In his 10 years with the SFF, he guided its growth from a 3-day mini-festival to a nationally lauded 10-day event attracting some of the Industry’s most celebrated films and film artists.
In May of 2009, he was appointed to serve as Director of the Virginia Film Festival and in his first year guided the festival to record breaking attendance. The festival welcomed an array of high-profile special guests from either side of the camera, including actors Matthew Broderick and Cherry Jones, writer/director Alan Ball and Hollywood legend Norman Jewison. In addition, Kielbasa significantly expanded the festival’s Outreach and Educational programs to include a community-wide family day event, student filmmaking initiatives and more. The 2010 Virginia Film Festival broke all attendance and box office records. Currently teaching Arts Management for the University of Virginia, Jody lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with his wife, Helen, and his children Camille, Luke and Juliet.
Space is limited. If you are a current VPA member, please reserve your seat now by visiting www.cvillevpa.com. Click on CVPA event registration and follow the RSVP instructions.
This event is free for VPA corporate members, $5 for VPA individual & student members or $30 for non-members.
If you’d like to join VPA or renew your VPA membership, please register on-line at http://www.filmva.com/members/member-sign-up.html. Memberships are valid for one calendar year (January – December). After you join, you may reserve your CVPA event seat as stated above.
CVPA’s mission is to unite film, video, audio and new media professionals, enthusiasts, and amateurs in Central and Southwest Virginia.