Arting up Festivals: Pumping up the Festive and Keeping it Going

Curious about how festivals work? Want to start one of your own? Join four directors of successful festivals in Fort Collins and get the lowdown on running a festival as a small, sustainable business, from an action-packed weekend of shooting, producing and exhibiting short films against the clock to Northern Colorado's biggest Powwow, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. On the panel will be Jan Iron, President of the Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, Dulcie Willis, co-producer of the Fort Collins Fringe Festival, Jesse Nyander, mastermind of the Weekend Warrior Film Festival, and Amy Cervenan, a consultant and writer who has done extensive research on the role of major festivals in the international film industry. The panel is moderated by Natalie Scarlett.