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Saturday, February 20 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
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“Get film critics to review you”

Saturday, February 20, 3:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.., Malco, Screen 4


 Ever wondered how smaller independent films get glowing reviews on movie blogs? Do you have a plan in place for your PR when your film hits the festival circuit? If not, this is the panel for you as film critics and film publicists share with you tips on what to do and what not to do.


Moderator: John Wildman

John Wildman is a filmmaker, film publicist, and film journalist and critic. His feature film directorial debut, the grindhouse art-horror thriller The Ladies of the House  was released to critical acclaim in 2015. He was the senior publicist for The Film Society of Lincoln Center and FSLC’s New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, and the Chaplin Award Gala, the director of press and public relations for the American Film Institute as well as the AFI FEST International Film Festival in Hollywood, the Dallas International Film Festival and several other film festivals around the country. Wildman currently is a host on The Daily Buzz NPR broadcast on Austin's KUT station and writes a column for Festworks.com entitled “Films Gone Wild.” He was formerly a contributor to Film Comment.com and Film Threat and several publications prior to that including Movie City News and MovingPicturesMagazine.com.


Mark Rabinowitz

Mark Rabinowitz is the co-founder of Indiewire.com and has been a critic, journalist, producer, film festival staffer, and media consultant since 1995. He has written for CNN,com, Paste, Alternative Press and Variety, among many others and is currently account director for LA-based publicity & marketing firm PMG. He has attended over 175 film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Edinburgh and of course, Oxford! As a producer, he has projects in development with producer Darren Dean (Tangerine, Kinyarwanda) and writers/producers Jon Cryer & Richard Schenkman. He really likes cheese and worships at the Shrine of Swine. Praise the Lard.



Edward Douglas 
Edward Douglas has been a staff writer and editor at ComingSoon.net for over 12 years where he writes reviews, interviews filmmakers and actors and has written the weekly movie preview column The Weekend Warrior for the same amount of time. His specialties include box office and awards predictions. He has lived in New York City more than half his long life and still thinks it’s probably a nicer place to visit. 


Eric Snider
Eric D. Snider is a freelance film journalist and critic, the co-host of the podcast Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider (he plays Snider), and an enthusiastic supporter of the Oxford Film Festival. You can find him online at EricDSnider.com, and in real life in Portland, OR. 


Don Lewis 
Don Lewis loves film. He is the Editor of Hammer to Nail and Managing Editor at Flick Nation. His short documentary films STRINGERS and DRAG KING have played numerous film festivals and garnered a few awards and his first documentary WORST IN SHOW played Oxford Film Fest in 2011. Don holds a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from San Francisco State and resides in Northern California with his wife, daughter and dog named Igby. 


John Beifuss 
John Beifuss is a longtime journalist and the movie critic for the daily newspaper in Memphis, The Commercial Appeal. He has written for The New York Times,  TV Guide, American Film and contributed entries on Southern horror and Southern comedy to “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture” (University of North Carolina Press). He is the author of the children’s book “Armadillo Ray” (Chronicle Books), and, most important, his first published article appeared in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. 

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John Wildman

Publicist/Journalist, Wildworks PR/Festworks.com
John Wildman is a multi-faceted presence in the entertainment world, known for his work as a film and film festival publicist, consultant, filmmaker, journalist, and critic. Currently, Wildman is the publicist and consultant for a number of national regional film festivals, including... Read More →

Saturday February 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm CST
Oxford Commons Malco Cinema 403 Commonwealth Blvd

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