SXSW 2014 Film Mentors & Meet the Insiders


Mentor Session at SXSW 2014, by Sonny Castillo

Always popular, the Film Mentor Sessions will return for 2015. Engage in valuable one-on-one interaction with a range of experts, and gain essential insight into burning questions to help advance your career.

These sessions take place each year from Saturday to Tuesday of the Film Conference, and are a unique opportunity to engage directly with industry insiders from a range of disciplines within the world of film. Learn from filmmaker, writers, producers, distributors, attorneys and more, one on one, in an easy-going environment conducive to maximizing your time at SXSW Film. Peruse the list of confirmed mentors for 2015 below.

Preliminary 2015 Mentors Announced:

Basil Tsiokos (Programmer Nantucket/Sundance/DocNYC)
Benjamin Braun (Submarine Entertainment)
Camille Bertrand (Wild Bunch)
Carl Spence (Seattle FF/Palm Springs FF)
Courtney Sexton (CNN Films)
Dan Fisher (Entertainment One)
Daniel Guando (Weinstein Co)
Dan Satorius (Satorius Law Firm PC)
David Hudson (Fandor)
David Magdael (David Magdael & Associates, Inc.)
David Reilly (BAMcinematek)
Deborah McIntosh (WME Entertainment)
Diego Marambio (INCAA)
Francois Morisset (CO/ DCM Film Distribution GmbH)
Greg Rhem (HBO)
Hugues Barbier (Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival)
Jim Dobson (Indie PR)
Katie Krentz (Cartoon Network)
Kate Hurwitz (Cinetic Media)
Kristen Konvitz (Indiegogo)
Landon Zakheim (Sundance Institute/AFI Fest)
Linda Olszewski (ShortsHD/Shorts Intl)
Lois Vossen (Independent Lens)
Matt Grady (Factory 25)
Marian Koltai-Levine (PMKBNC)
Meghan Oliver (Paradigm Talent Agency)
Molly Thompson (A&E Television Networks)
Nicholas Ogiony (CAA)
Peter Goldwyn (Samuel Goldwyn Films)
Peter Trinh (ICM Partners)
Peter Van Steemburg (Magnolia Pictures)
Ryan Kampe (Visit Films)
Sean Berney (IFC Films)


Meet the Insiders, SXSW 2014

Meet the Insiders was introduced in 2013 to provide an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments within the world of Film. This category of sessions allows the audience to connect with the film community, and gain insight into and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

For 2015, the format has changed slightly. Each one hour session will include 20 minute one-on-one moderated interviews with three different insiders. Stay tuned for more programming information for the 2015 iteration of Meet the Insiders later this year.

Browse the Meet the Insiders participants from SXSW 2014 on this page.

Photos (from top) by Tim Strauss and Ernesto Castillo