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Sunday, May 4 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Inside the Mind of a Curator LIMITED

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All film festivals start with their own unique vision, sometimes conceived through thoughtful considerations and debate...sometimes over drinks at a bar. Either way, it is the curators who bring that vision to life. Along the way they deal with many realities: what films will be ready to screen; will they be available; will people want to see them? Let's go Inside the Mind of the Curator as this panel focuses on those issues, and celebrates the moment when a film festival's program comes to life..


Louis Black

Louis Black received an MFA from the University of Texas in Austin with a concentration in Film in 1980. The next year he was a cofounder of The Austin Chronicle, which he edits. In 1987, he helped launch South by Southwest Music, Interactive and Film Festivals and Conferences where he is a Director. A founding board member of the Austin Film Society, he was also the board’s first President. He helped initiate the Austin Film Society... Read More →

Ilko Davidov

Ilko Davidov, a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, founded BulletProof Film, a production and post-production company in 1995, where he has produced, edited, and directed numerous award-winning documentaries. | | In 2008, Davidov co-founded the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest), an annual film and music festival highlighting the crossover of film and song by producing an annual 4-day, multi-venue festival in... Read More →

Adam Montgomery

Adam Montgomery has been the Senior Manager of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival since 2005, where he oversees the selection process for the more than 12,000 submissions that the Festival receives annually. Additionally, he lends his passion for cult and genre filmmaking to the programming of the Festival’s Park City at Midnight section.

Mimi Plauche

Mimi Plauché is Programming Director of the Chicago International Film Festival, the longest-running competitive film festival in North America. She has been at the Festival for eight years and oversees the programming of the annual Festival as well as the organization’s year-round film series. Before joining the Chicago International Film Festival, she was working on a doctorate in Japanese literature and film at the Department of Asian... Read More →

Sunday May 4, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CIMMfest HQ 1439 N Milwaukee