Nancy Gerstman will be at OU FILM on March 25th. She will conduct a Master Class with second year students and hold a symposium on film distribution.
Nancy Gerstman is co-president and co-founder of Zeitgeist Films. She has worked in all aspects of film distribution and exhibition including a stint at Landmark Theatre Corp., the largest independent theatre chain in the US. She is in demand as a juror, panelist and commentator on issues related to independent and foreign language film and is Permanent Artist-in-Residence in the Master's Program in Media and Communication Arts at CCNY. She was born in Queens, New York.
1.30 - 3.30pm - Distributing Your Film - A Reality Check
Nancy will be giving a talk about distribution guidelines, festival strategies, marketing tips, and the case study of distributing "Ballets Russes" (2005).
In the evening, OU FILM will be premiering one of Zeitgeist Films newest acquisitions, "Child's Pose," the Golden Bear winner at the Berlin Film Festival, and Romania's entry for this year's Best Foreign Film Oscar. It's a film "about a mother so monstrous she makes Medea look like a pushover" says Slate Magazine. Nancy will take questions after the film.
About Zeitgeist Films:
Zeitgeist has distributed first films by notable directors Todd Haynes, Christopher Nolan, Francois Ozon, the Quay Brothers and Gianni di Gregorio. Their catalog includes films from the world's most outstanding filmmakers including Agnes Varda, Guy Maddin, Olivier Assayas, Jia Zhang-ke, Atom Egoyan, Abbas Kiarostami, Jennifer Baichwal, Derek Jarman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Peter Greenaway, Philippe Garrel, Yvonne Rainer, Jan Svankmajer, Andrei Zyvagintsev, Laura Poitras, Astra Taylor, Raoul Peck, Gonzalo Arijon, Greta Schiller, Sergey Dvortsevoy and Jacques Demy. Zeitgeist is renowned for their ground-breaking documentaries which include THE CORPORATION, TROUBLE THE WATER, LAST TRAIN HOME, MY COUNTRY, MY COUNTRY, BALLETS RUSSES, MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, INTO GREAT SILENCE, THE GLEANERS AND I, DERRIDA, UP THE YANGTZE and BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK. Six Zeitgeist films have been nominated for Academy Awards and one (NOWHERE IN AFRICA) has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Their films have been honored by festivals throughout the world with Grand Prizes at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and IDFA in Amsterdam.