City of West Hollywood Council Chambers &
Community Meeting Room @ Library Campus
625 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Friday, April 29th
Saturday, April 30th
Tuesday, May 3rd
Industry Meetings – Workshops – Pitching
In 2016 SEEfest is launching its inaugural project accelerator, SEE Pro, for projects currently in advanced stages of development. SEE Pro is structured as an industry platform connecting South East European talent and Hollywood industry professionals.
The track record of the submitter will be taken into account and the likelihood that a project can get made will play a substantial role in the selection process. Priority is given to projects with existing partial funding and international distribution potential. However, as is the tradition of SEEfest, compelling, innovative projects by up and coming filmmakers will also be considered.
The jury of Hollywood industry professionals will choose the winner and present the inaugural Impact Award.
This program is generously supported by a grant from the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission.
Founder, SEEPro Project Accelerator
Festival Director of SEEfest
Co-Founder, SEEPro Project Accelerator
Industry Judges, Mentors, and Workshop Presenters:
Eric Manes, Writer/producer, currently writing a tentpole, live-action, adventure franchise for a US-China co-production between Walt Disney Pictures and The Shanghai Media Group
Luca Matrundola, SVP and Head of Production at AMBI Pictures, an international production, finance and distribution company
Kim Holland, Development and Financing executive, Co-Chair of the China-U.S. Business Summit
Larry Namer, President/CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group
Mike Libonati, Chief Creative Officer, Animation Libation Studios
Simon Kilmurry, Executive Director of the International Documentary Association (IDA). He has received fifteen Emmy Awards, 60+ Emmy nominations, five Peabody Awards, and four Du Pont Awards.
Lisa Hasko,Manager of Filmmaker Services, International Documentary Association (IDA)
Daisy Hamilton, Director of Business Development, TriCoast
Bijan Tehrani, Editor-in-Chief, Cinema Without Borders, and former digital editor of Animation Magazine for eight years
Kerry Stichweh, Independent filmmaker
Chantal Chauzy, Independent consultant for international film sales, acquisition of foreign language films and domestic distribution
Bojana Sandic, Director of Short Film Programming at the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Editor of Music in Press, an online magazine of creative music writing
Jelena Erceg, Senior Character Animation Rigger
Guido Santi, Documentary Filmmaker
Tina Mascara, Documentary Filmmaker
Matthew Takata, Manager, Feature Film Program, International, Sundance Institute
Toni Bell, Filmmaker Services, International Documentary Association
Erica Sabol, Social Media Consultant