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The Importance of Independent Film

Panel Discussion

NIFF 11 Year Anniversary

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The Importance of Independent Film

2021 NIFF Panel Discussion

Robin Hauser, director $avvy
Liz Cardenas, producer 7 Days
Martin Copping, director The Dunes
Christopher Chambers, director A Fire Within
Jonathan Keijser, director Peace By Chocolate

Elaine Newton, PhD, Artis—Naples resident film critic

You’ve heard the term “independent film” for years, but what does it really mean — and what role does it play in culture and society? In this panel, Elaine Newton sits down with some of our visiting filmmakers to get a glimpse of their motivation and what they feel separates “indie” films from the standard-fare, big-budget Hollywood movie.

Admission is free. Reserved ticket required.
Friday, October 22 at 10am
Silverspot Theater 11
9118 Strada Place, #8205
Naples, Florida



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