Diamond In The Rough Film Festival
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Diamond In The Rough Film Festival

DESCRIPTION

The Diamond in the Rough Film Festival finds those truly independent film "diamonds" that get overlooked or lost only due to the "rough" of an over-saturated film-scape. We curate films based on merit and not on whether it will offset our overhead costs.

Come to The Cinema Exchange and meet local filmmakers, enjoy the comraderie of cinephiles from all over the Bay Area, have some great wine and enjoy feature and short films on a big screen that you can't find anywhere else. Visit www.ditrfilms.com for film descriptions and schedules.

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Panasonic Demo Day
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Panasonic Demo Day

Held at Cinema Exchange in Milpitas, CA, get an introduction to the Panasonic lineup of cinema cameras, including the VariCam Pure, VariCam 35, VariCam LT, and EVA1.

The session will be led by Panasonic Cinema Development Manager Laurence Nunn, who will cover all of the essential features of both VariCam and EVA1 cameras.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm and a light dinner will be served. The presentation will start at 7:30pm with hands-on time with the cameras immediately following. Seating is limited so reserve your spot today.

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SCREEN! "Evening Jam"
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

SCREEN! "Evening Jam"

Life has a rhythm to it, and so do these short films...August Screen! is all about music, musicians, and the rhythms that bind us all. Your ears will thank you for attending.

"Evening Jam"

Join us August 31st for fantastic shorts by fantastic local filmmakers, popcorn and networking. It's the best way to see your film on the big screen!

SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:30 Event Begins
8:30 - 9:30 Feature presentation
9:30 - 11:30 Networking

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/screensj/

TRAILERS
If you have a trailer/preview for a film project send it in and we'll play it before the screenings begin.

SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a SCREEN! sponsor? Shoot us an email and we'll chat! We have preview spots and table space available. 
screensj@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RULES
1. Films must be produced in whole or in part by Bay Area artists, to be determined at the discretion of the SCREEN! Committee, and must meet the time requirements. 
2. Credit reels exceeding 30 seconds may be cut after 30 seconds of play in consideration of time constraints.
3. Films must be accompanied by a completed, signed submission form. (screensj@gmail.com) 
4. We try to avoid using our opinions when screening submissions so we generally avoid rejecting films at all costs, but we may reject a film if the quality of resolution or audio is such that it might damage our equipment or our audience. We may also reject a film due to content if we feel it is excessively vulgar, deliberately in bad taste, or generally does not fit the atmosphere we are trying to create at SCREEN! 
5. By all means, be offensive, be rude, be racist or sexist, but don't make the audience riot and don't make them vomit. We need our deposit back. 
6. Also, SCREEN! is not a political platform. Don't do it. Unless a SCREEN! event is dedicated to film in politics...then do it.

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Feature Filmmaking Funding and Distribution: A Two Day Intensive By Kuang Lee
Sep
15
to Sep 16

Feature Filmmaking Funding and Distribution: A Two Day Intensive By Kuang Lee

Feature film director Kuang Lee presents an insider’s guide to independent film fundraising, marketing, and distribution. In this two day intensive workshop, Kuang (WGA West) reveals how he raised the budget to direct his first feature, BUDDY SOLITAIRE, and then facilitated the film’s successful distribution to Hulu.


Topics covered include crowdsourcing, feature film LLC structure, production and post production tips, film festival best practices, PR and marketing, producers’ reps and distributors.


Basics:

Cost: $100.00 for the two-day workshop. ($100 if enrolled in July, $125 after July)

When: 10am-3pm, September 15th and 16th

Where: The Cinema Exchange (1759 S. Main St. Ste. 128 Milpitas, CA 95035)

Who should take this class: Anybody who is developing a feature film or web series and wants to learn more about fundraising and distribution.

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SCREEN! "Fight or Flight"
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

SCREEN! "Fight or Flight"

Action, Suspense, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller, Horror, October is a powerful month for powerful movies and this month's Screen is no exception. From car chases to cowboys, from aliens to zombies and everything in between, these films are sure to cause an emotional reaction, so don't miss...

"Fight or Flight"

Join us October 26th for fantastic shorts by fantastic local filmmakers, popcorn and networking. It's the best way to see your film on the big screen!

SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:30 Event Begins
8:30 - 9:30 Feature presentation
9:30 - 11:30 Networking

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/screensj/

TRAILERS
If you have a trailer/preview for a film project send it in and we'll play it before the screenings begin.

SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a SCREEN! sponsor? Shoot us an email and we'll chat! We have preview spots and table space available. 
screensj@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RULES
1. Films must be produced in whole or in part by Bay Area artists, to be determined at the discretion of the SCREEN! Committee, and must meet the time requirements. 
2. Credit reels exceeding 30 seconds may be cut after 30 seconds of play in consideration of time constraints.
3. Films must be accompanied by a completed, signed submission form. (screensj@gmail.com) 
4. We try to avoid using our opinions when screening submissions so we generally avoid rejecting films at all costs, but we may reject a film if the quality of resolution or audio is such that it might damage our equipment or our audience. We may also reject a film due to content if we feel it is excessively vulgar, deliberately in bad taste, or generally does not fit the atmosphere we are trying to create at SCREEN! 
5. By all means, be offensive, be rude, be racist or sexist, but don't make the audience riot and don't make them vomit. We need our deposit back. 
6. Also, SCREEN! is not a political platform. Don't do it. Unless a SCREEN! event is dedicated to film in politics...then do it.

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SCREEN! Best of the Year
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

SCREEN! Best of the Year

The Best of the Year in review! Come watch the best of the best, the shining stars of Screen, and see your favorite filmmakers blush with excitement as we watch their masterpieces on the Screen line-up one final time.

"Best of the Year"

Join us November 30th for fantastic shorts by fantastic local filmmakers, popcorn and networking. It's the best way to see your film on the big screen!

SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:30 Event Begins
8:30 - 9:30 Feature presentation
9:30 - 11:30 Networking

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/screensj/

TRAILERS
If you have a trailer/preview for a film project send it in and we'll play it before the screenings begin.

SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a SCREEN! sponsor? Shoot us an email and we'll chat! We have preview spots and table space available. 
screensj@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RULES
1. Films must be produced in whole or in part by Bay Area artists, to be determined at the discretion of the SCREEN! Committee, and must meet the time requirements. 
2. Credit reels exceeding 30 seconds may be cut after 30 seconds of play in consideration of time constraints.
3. Films must be accompanied by a completed, signed submission form. (screensj@gmail.com) 
4. We try to avoid using our opinions when screening submissions so we generally avoid rejecting films at all costs, but we may reject a film if the quality of resolution or audio is such that it might damage our equipment or our audience. We may also reject a film due to content if we feel it is excessively vulgar, deliberately in bad taste, or generally does not fit the atmosphere we are trying to create at SCREEN! 
5. By all means, be offensive, be rude, be racist or sexist, but don't make the audience riot and don't make them vomit. We need our deposit back. 
6. Also, SCREEN! is not a political platform. Don't do it. Unless a SCREEN! event is dedicated to film in politics...then do it.

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SCREEN! "Comedy Drama-dy"
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

SCREEN! "Comedy Drama-dy"

Comedy, Drama, Tragedy, Epic, the Ancient Greek really had storytelling streamlined...into some wildly different categories...so come enjoy some wildly different stories by wildly different filmmakers at June Screen!

"Comedy Drama-dy"

Join us June 29th for fantastic shorts by fantastic local filmmakers, popcorn and networking. It's the best way to see your film on the big screen!

SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:30 Event Begins
8:30 - 9:30 Feature presentation
9:30 - 11:30 Networking

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/screensj/

TRAILERS
If you have a trailer/preview for a film project send it in and we'll play it before the screenings begin.

SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a SCREEN! sponsor? Shoot us an email and we'll chat! We have preview spots and table space available. 
screensj@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RULES
1. Films must be produced in whole or in part by Bay Area artists, to be determined at the discretion of the SCREEN! Committee, and must meet the time requirements. 
2. Credit reels exceeding 30 seconds may be cut after 30 seconds of play in consideration of time constraints.
3. Films must be accompanied by a completed, signed submission form. (screensj@gmail.com) 
4. We try to avoid using our opinions when screening submissions so we generally avoid rejecting films at all costs, but we may reject a film if the quality of resolution or audio is such that it might damage our equipment or our audience. We may also reject a film due to content if we feel it is excessively vulgar, deliberately in bad taste, or generally does not fit the atmosphere we are trying to create at SCREEN! 
5. By all means, be offensive, be rude, be racist or sexist, but don't make the audience riot and don't make them vomit. We need our deposit back. 
6. Also, SCREEN! is not a political platform. Don't do it. Unless a SCREEN! event is dedicated to film in politics...then do it.

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SCREEN! "Document This"
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

SCREEN! "Document This"

Documentaries, Mockumentaries, Reality TV, Behind the Scenes, The Making Of...join us as we screen some fantastic local short films by some fantastic local filmmakers at April Screen! Whether it's real or fake, we'll be telling tales of 'truth' in all it's colorful interpretations so don't miss what's sure to be an outstanding event!

"Document This"

Join us April 27th for  fantastic shorts by fantastic local filmmakers, popcorn and networking. It's the best way to see your film on the big screen!

SCHEDULE
8:00 - 8:30 Event Begins
8:30 - 9:30 Feature presentation
9:30 - 11:30 Networking

Find us on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/screensj/

TRAILERS
If you have a trailer/preview for a film project send it in and we'll play it before the screenings begin.

SPONSORS
Interested in becoming a SCREEN! sponsor? Shoot us an email and we'll chat! We have preview spots and table space available. 
screensj@gmail.com

SUBMISSION RULES
1. Films must be produced in whole or in part by Bay Area artists, to be determined at the discretion of the SCREEN! Committee, and must meet the time requirements. 
2. Credit reels exceeding 30 seconds may be cut after 30 seconds of play in consideration of time constraints.
3. Films must be accompanied by a completed, signed submission form. (screensj@gmail.com) 
4. We try to avoid using our opinions when screening submissions so we generally avoid rejecting films at all costs, but we may reject a film if the quality of resolution or audio is such that it might damage our equipment or our audience. We may also reject a film due to content if we feel it is excessively vulgar, deliberately in bad taste, or generally does not fit the atmosphere we are trying to create at SCREEN! 
5. By all means, be offensive, be rude, be racist or sexist, but don't make the audience riot and don't make them vomit. We need our deposit back. 
6. Also, SCREEN! is not a political platform. Don't do it. Unless a SCREEN! event is dedicated to film in politics...then do it.

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Business Builder: Personal Finance
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Business Builder: Personal Finance

Join us for a workshop by local financial advisor Chad Parker and learn about how to plan your personal finances as a freelancer. Chad will discuss topics including long-term investing, planning for big purchases, personal savings vs IRA vs 401k, and more. We'll start with a bit of networking followed by a 30-45 minute presentation with time for questions at the end.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Chad Parker is a personal adviser with Raegen, Parker and Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial and will be available for (light) Q&A following his presentation.

Tickets are $10 for non-members and Free for members.

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MEETUP: Bay Area Creative Freelancers Guild
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

MEETUP: Bay Area Creative Freelancers Guild

Join us for an evening f networking and discovery in March The Bay Area Creative Freelancer's Guild is a meetup group curated by Four Winds Creative, a local creative agency serving the tech industry from the heart of Silicon Valley. These meetups are great for networking and learning about the industry from peers and other professionals. 

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Business Builder: Contracts & Liability
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Business Builder: Contracts & Liability

Learn about

  1. How to draft a freelance contract
  2. Release forms and general liability dos and don'ts
  3. How to protect yourself as a freelance media professional 

Our legal workshop is presented by small business attorney Anthony Napolitano. Anthony is an accomplished freelance photographer himself in addition to representing us entrepreneurs both in and out of the court room and will be available for a short Q&A at the end of the presentation...so if you have a burning legal question bring it with you!

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Feb
15
4:30 PM16:30

SPECIAL EVENT: SVO Networking Social

Where:  858 S. 5th St.  San Jose, 95112
Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Date: 2-15-18
RSVP: btrovato@interorealestate.com

Networking is vital to a thriving business, here's your chance to attend a fantastic group of business owners!

Please join us for a great evening to connect with professional business people in the Silicon Valley.  This is the perfect chance to meet and share ideas, while cultivating new and existing business relationships.

Light appetizers & beverages will be served, this is a complimentary event, however, we kindly require that you RSVP by February 12th. email: btrovato@interorealestate.com 

We hope to see you there!

Neighborhood Professionals BRN

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Business Builder: Tax Codes
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Business Builder: Tax Codes

Join us for a workshop by local small business CPA Erin Doyle and learn about the new tax codes and get started navigating the gray seas of small business and freelance finance. Erin is an accomplished small business owner herself and will be available for (light) Q&A following her presentation. 

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