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Industry Panels - Sunday, March 26th 

From the celebrity to the digital evolution of film distribution, the GIFF panels provide some of the top industry players sharing their perspectives on some of the newest trends in the entertainment business. These panels are free and open to all film festival patrons, unless otherwise noted. Please join us Sunday, March 26th at the University of Tampa

Industry Panels Topics

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Path to the Big Screen

UT The Ferman Black Box Theatre

A candid discussion and behind the scene stories by industry experts and surprise guests. 

11:30 - 12:30 pm

1:00 - 2:00 pm

SFX Secrets with Danielle Battaglia

UT The Ferman Black Box Theatre

Get tips and tricks from professional makeup and SFX artist Danielle Battaglia as you learn to do a basic wound application with products already in your makeup kit.

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2:30 - 3:30 pm

Writers Toolkit with Hawk Ostby

UT - The Ferman Black Box Theatre

Join Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men) as he shares the challenges of bringing stories to life on screen and his pathway to success in an increasingly competitive film & television industry.


4:00 - 5:00 pm

The Waves App & the Point of No Return

UT - The Charlene A. Gordon Theater

Discover the inspiring story of how three USF graduates overcame the odds of the pandemic by transitioning from odd construction jobs to creating “Waves,” a revolutionary video platform and app for filmmakers. The Tampa-based tech startup is closing the gap between traditional cinema and the “YouTube Generation” and putting an end to the rise of portrait video.

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