Panels & Special Events

Movie and additional Panel Tickets will be available for purchase May 1, 2018. For tickets to Opening Night Party, click here.

Presented by Connecticut Office of Film, Television & Digital Media

Spotlight On: Tony Goldwyn

Come celebrate the artistic and philanthropic endeavors of Actor, Director, Producer and Activist: Tony Goldwyn. The conversation will cover growing up in a Hollywood dynasty, career highlights such as his breakthrough role in Ghost, directing his first feature film, A Walk on the Moon, and of course his role as President on Scandal. Perhaps most importantly, Tony will discuss his involvement and inspirational experiences with Americares.

Date: 6/2* | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 5:00pm | BUY NOW

*Moderated by Bruce Fretts (Freelance: New York Times)

Presented by Douglas Elliman

Spotlight on: James Ivory

Please join us for an exciting discussion with Oscar award winning Director James Ivory. Highlighted topics will include how he got started in the film industry, the formation of Merchant Ivory, his discovery of A-List actors, and his favorite films to make. This event will be a celebration of James’ longstanding voice in the entertainment industry, his recent Academy Award wining film CALL ME BY YOUR NAME and his ability to successfully juggle writing, producing, and directing.

Date: 6/3* | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 1:00pm | BUY NOW

*Moderated by Kent Turner (Film-Forward)

Women at the Helm: A Conversation About Female Directors

Did you know that Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman to have ever won an Academy Award for her achievement in Directing and that only 5 other women have ever been nominated in this category? Why are there so few female film directors working today? What stands in their way and what forces conspire to keep them from telling their stories? Please join us as we sit down and pick the brains of leading female directors and industry professionals to hear about the challenges and obstacles that come with trying to make a film in a male dominated entertainment industry.

Please join us for a reception with the directors following the panel at Tesla, 340 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT.

Panelists: Panelists: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter (Director, A Woman Captured) Maria Giese, (Co-Founder Women’s Media Summit), Hannah Storm (Director, Rowdy), Annie Howell (Co-Director, Claire In Motion) with moderator Briana Rodriguez (Backstage).

Date: 6/2 | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 2:00pm | BUY NOW

The Man, The Cars, The Drivers

A Tribute To Briggs Cunningham

Please join us for a Tribute to Briggs Cunningham, The Man, The Cars, The Drivers
Featuring a Special Presentation, “One Car” by The Barn Find Hunter, Tom Cotter.

Followed by a Video & Panel discussion on the career and life of Briggs Cunningham
with Miles Collier, Dr. Fred Simeone, Tom Cotter, Rich Taylor and Chuck Schoendorf.

Date: 6/1* | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 7:30pm | BUY NOW

Presented by Global Citizens Initiative

Making An Impact in the Community and Beyond

This panel event will feature keynote speaker, Bethany Mota, a You Tube sensation, entrepreneur and philanthropist who is receiving the first ever #MakeAnImpact Award. It will also include the Global Citizens Initiative Social Impact Video Competition Awards Ceremony.

Date: 6/2 | Location: Cole Auditorium at Greenwich Library| Time: 11:00am | BUY NOW

Presented by J.P. Morgan

The Changing Face Of Film Distribution

Funding from major Hollywood studios used to be the only way to get a film made and widely distributed, however, in the past couple of years, methods of film distribution have rapidly changed. With the widening of the independent film market, filmmakers have many more avenues to get their projects in front of an audience. How has this change in distribution affected the film industry and the future of filmmaking?

Please join us for an enlightening discussion featuring filmmaker Rob Burnett (Writer, Director), Andrew Karpen (CEO, Bleecker Street) and Adrienne Becker, (CEO, Level Forward/Co-Founder, Killer Content). This is a Passholder only event. Please contact Ginger at

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