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Festival Badges

End-of-Year Strong Women Roles EP101

Twelve years, on New Year's Eve, I put out my first podcast program calling it a tryst for indie film lovers around the film festival circuit worldwide.
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Hedy Lamarr Bombshell @Tribeca EP099

While most films we've seen at Tribeca Film Festival depend upon a programmer's scheduling to fit with our own, there were several that fit perfectly with the Women in Film lineup that I focus on.
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One and Only Punk Rocker Johnny Rotten EP098

A one-of-a-kind cinematic experience The Public Image is Rotten combining performance and conversation with John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, original frontman for the punk rock band, the Sex Pistols.
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March is Women in Film History Month EP097

My crazy as a March Hare month as I recall falling into the rabbit hole a decade ago with Fort Lee Film Commission introducing me to Alice Guy Blache, the first woman filmmaker and the godmother to all women in film.
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Strad Style a Slamdance Winner 2017 EP096

Strad Style, winner of the 2017 Slamdance Documentary Feature and Audience Award literally knocked us off our feet.

Music in Film@Woodstock FF 2016 EP095

Recap in an absorbed art of conversation sorting through a carefully chosen weekend schedule of award-winning films– picking out the sounds that underscored the visually beautifully made sights.
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Christina Kotlar

writer | podcast producer

Merging the art of film marketing strategy with the film festival experience


Merging the Film Festival Experience Part I

Nothing can replace the shared experience with an audience.
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Cannes Short Film Market

Most filmmakers squander a golden opportunity in Cannes without a plan.
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Art of Festival Experience Part II

During film festivals, a perfect alignment of powerful connections is born under the stars.