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About Us

The Archer Film Festival is dedicated to empowering female filmmakers and others who are often overlooked in the industry. Our goal is to advance the artform by showcasing work from high school students whose perspectives are rarely seen or heard. As a result, submissions from underrepresented voices are encouraged. Our first annual festival in 2012 featured keynote speaker, Hunger Games producer, Nina Jacobson. Other past keynote speakers include Vanessa Morrison, President of Fox Studios Animation, “Legally Blonde” novelist Amanda Brown, director JJ Abrams, and producer Kathleen Kennedy. Previous Panelists: Vanessa Morrison, Amanda Brown, Nina Jacobson, Melissa Rosenberg, Bonnie Arnold, Beth Osisek, Kristine Belson, Kelly Bush Novak, Robbie Brenner, Stacy Smith, Ida Ziniti, Mindy Sterling, Bela Bajaria, Cathy Schulman, Camryn Manheim, Rena Ronson, Josh Malina, Zanne Devine, Dawn Hudson, Kat Foster, Mimi Gianopulos, Karen Baker Landers, Carrie Moore, Melanie Mayron, and Dawn Steinberg among others. Topics included: Women in the Industry, Breaking into the Business and Television Now. Participants included Head of Independent Film Group UTA Rena Ronson, Producer and President of Production at Relativity Media, Robbie Brenner and Film Producer and Nominee for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film Kristine Belson.

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