Background: Iowa Film, Television and Video Project Promotion Program
In May 2007, Iowa began offering filmmakers financial incentives to produce their projects in Iowa. As of July 1, 2009, a number of changes became effective. Some of these changes were made to benefits that continue in the program.
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Iowa Film Office website
Some major motion pictures filmed at least partly in Iowa under the program:
16 to Life
Children of the Corn
Click Marketing Solutions
Fourth Wall Films
Brown Finch Films
Landlocked Film Festival provides opportunities for filmmakers, scriptwriters and others to discuss their craft and business. Opinions expressed are those of the individual, not necessarily of Landlocked Film Festival.
UI COLLEGE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Thursday at 8:20pm
Immediately following the opening night documentary, Garbage Dreams, Dean Sue Curry from the University of Iowa's College of Public Health will lead a panel discussion about the issues of public health as they relate to the documentary.
Dean Sue Curry
Professor Tara Smith
Professor Peter Thorne
Ph.D. candidate Maggie Chorazy
THE IOWA FILM INCENTIVES AT WORK
Friday at 6:30pm
Sheraton Hotel Room Dean B (lower-level conference facility)
The Iowa Film Promotion Program went into effect in 2007. Since then, several feature movies have filmed in Iowa. What is the impact on Iowa? Is Hollywood coming to Iowa? Are financial benefits accruing to the state from these productions? What has been the experience of Los Angeles-based filmmakers when they shot in Iowa? What future film productions are planned?
Kent Newman, IMPA president
Mark Davitt, former Iowa representative
Becky Smith, director of 16 to Life (film made in Iowa)
Tom Wheeler, Iowa Film Office director
Terry Trimpe, executive product of 16 to Life and associate producer of The Final Season
DESIGN MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Saturday at 4:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel Lindquist Theater (lower-level conference facility)
Engaging design and relevant content can make or break your brand. This workshop will provide you with design and content tips for creating a strong brand identity to attract your desired target audience, gain credibility and open doors to new opportunities. Successful filmmakers will share with you real-life marketing tips and tools that will give you an advantage in a crowded and competitive marketplace.
Moderator: Yvette Craddock, Click Marketing Solutions
Kelly and Tammy Rundle, Fourth Wall Films
Laura Zinger, Brown Finch Films
ATTENDING THE FEST
Travel & Lodging
Iowa City Area
PRESS & NEWS