The 6th Annual Idaho Horror Film Festival

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Friday, October 18

7:00pm MDT

Show Biz or Show Hobby: Taking your career to the next level.
Crit Killen and Catrine McGregor started their careers on the same film: Bladerunner. Crit designed weapons for the film and Catrine was involved with background player casting, but they  met only  a few years ago when they were both guests at a ComicCon. Strangely enough, they found out that they were both working as producers on the same documentary, King Cohen. During those interim years, Crit and Catrine both worked on many prominent films - in various positions. Crit designed the Beetlejuice costume and was the script doctor on dozens of studio films, including Inception. Catrine has worked on hundreds of films, TV shows and video games as a producer and casting director, for which she has received several national awards.

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Crit Killen

Crit started working in films in the early 1980's in the Art, Design and Special Effects departments. He studied under Sci Fi Masters John Berky, Syd Mead, Ray Harryhausen, Doug Trumbull, and Mark Stetson. Crit's first job was as a concept designer for the movie Blade Runner.His career... Read More →
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Catrine McGregor

Catrine McGregor is the CEO of Blue Banner Films LLC and has been working in the film and television industry as a producer, writer, director, and casting director for over 40 years. She is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America (CSA). She produces True Heath: Body... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
The Owyhee Lobby
Saturday, October 19

11:00am MDT

Filmmaker Panel
Ever wondered what goes into making a movie? Have specific questions only a working filmmaker can answer? No problem. The Filmmaker Panel at the Idaho Horror Film Festival gives full access to working filmmakers with films in the Idaho Horror Film Festival. Find out how they got their ideas, what problems did they run in to during shooting, and how they got their first job. Ask away!

In this exclusive panel session, they’ll share about their experiences making films and answer your questions about the process.

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Jeff Cullers

I am a transplant to Idaho about 4 years ago but proudly call Idaho home now. I am an avid outdoorsman that loves camping, hiking, fishing, and being on the water. I am currently studying for my associate’s degree in communication at the College of Western Idaho. I am married to... Read More →

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Chelsea Stardust

Chelsea Stardust has been a horror film fan since the age of 10 when her father showed her George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and Tod Browning’s Dracula. When she wasn’t racing sled dogs in the snowy Midwest, Chelsea consumed all the cinema she could get her hands on... Read More →
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Director, Georgie
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Director, GOOD GIRL

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Project Filter

Project Filter is Idaho’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Project Filter works to educate the public about the resources available to help individuals quit using tobacco.
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The Boise Film Foundation

The Boise Film Foundation, Idaho’s only media arts resource and service organization; provides the community with exhibitions, access to technology and resources, ongoing educational offerings and promotes film as a means of economic development. By engaging Idaho’s residents... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
The Owyhee Lobby

1:00pm MDT

Industry Panel: Marketing Your Film
What should you do with your short after it's completed?
Short films are tricky. There are many reasons to make one, but ultimately, shorts are less likely to have the mass appeal of feature-length films. So, what do you do with a short once you're ready to release it?
Do you put it immediately online? Do you submit to a festival? And if you do submit to a festival, is it for cash prizes or exposure? How do you make your short appealing to festivals? Do you look for some avenue of distribution thereafter? These are all questions you should be asking before you make any decision, including your initial decision to shoot short in the first place.

The most crucial thing you can do as a short filmmaker is to be prepared for what comes next.

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Dion Euseppi

Creator/ President, Synimatica
A technology industry veteran focused on innovation in the delivery and distribution of digital media content that changes the landscape of filmmaking in the 21st century. His efforts with Synimatica enable technology tools and platforms that help fundraisers, festivals, and independent... Read More →
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Sabina Dana Plasse

Editor, SVPN Magazine
Sabina Dana Plasse is a professional editor, writer and publicist who emigrated to Ketchum from Baltimore, Maryland. Besides writing, she launches start-up events and assists businesses with publicity and marketing on a local, national and international level. When not working, Plasse... Read More →
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Josh Noftz

Director/Writer/Producer, Blue Bison Media
We are currently producing a Marvel-based project along with other films and commercials. We also specialize in VFX, 3D Modeling and Animation, and software training. Can't wait to chat with you!
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Kate Holgate

Creative Director, Stoltz
Through tireless dedication, sweat-equity and incredible mentorship, Kate moved her way up in the ranks at Stoltz Marketing Group. Now she is involved in every project from start to finish, as she has the strengths needed to conceptualize, write, design, and bring ideas to life. She... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
The Owyhee Lobby

3:00pm MDT

Financing Your Film in the Mountain West
This panel bringing into focus how you make a film in State without incentives and how partnering with another state that does (Montana) can help you fund your project. Molly Deckart, Director of the Boise Film Foundation will discuss their fiscal sponsorship and the benefits of funding your film using this model.  JD Jacoby of the Montana Film Office will explain the robust grant programs and the newly passed Media Act! Director, Andrew Garcia will talk successful funding of his projects, particularly how his film HERO became a calling card for funding future projects.

Montana's MEDIA ACT:

The MEDIA Act provides for a 20% production expenditure tax credit, with additional components that can increase the transferable credit to a maximum of 35% of total base film production investment. Those add-on incentives can include:
• 25% of compensation for Montana resident crews
• 15% of compensation for non-Montana resident crew
• 30% of compensation paid to students
• 20% of above the line compensation per production or television series season, with ceiling
• 15% of compensation paid to actors
• 10% of payments to Montana colleges or universities
• 10% of all in-studio facility and equipment rental expenditures
• 5% of expenditures in a high poverty county
• 25% of post-production wages (Not effective until 2021)
• 5% for Montana screen credit

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Molly Deckart

Executive Director, Idaho Horror Film Festival
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JD Jacoby

Montana Film Office


Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
The Owyhee Lobby