8:30 - 9 AM

Welcome to the first annual In Motion Filmmaking Conference. Grab your badge, breakfast, and coffee. Connect with another filmmaker or two, stop by some vendor booths and head to your seat.


9-10 AM

We will be featuring four Midwest filmmakers working on 4 very different but exciting projects representing fiction, documentary, reality and commercial work.


10:15 - 11:30 AM

Every breakout session will have a 15 minute break in between for a chance for networking and restroom break. Each breakout session will have two separate breakout options:

Breakout 1A - How to take your work to the next level - Come hear from an industry leading cinematographer, sound mixer, visual effects artist and editor.

Breakout 1B - Youtube, Web Series & Social Influencer Videos

Lunch & Keynote

11:45 - 1 PM

Lunch will be provided. We will leave time for some intentional networking and our keynote speaker (announcement coming soon.)

Breakout Session #2

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Breakout 2A - Documentary Filmmaking

Breakout 2B - Fiction Filmmaking


2:45 - 4 PM

Breakout 3A - Distribution & Film Festivals

Breakout 3B - Film Funding

PitCH competition

4:10 - 5 PM

All attendees will have the opportunity to submit pitches before the conference. These pitches can be reality, documentary, series or fiction features. 5 pitches will be chosen. Each project will have 3 minutes to pitch and 7 minutes of Q&A from our industry panel. Winners receive All Access Pass to St. Louis International Film Festival and other perks. If the producers on the panel are interested, they will have the opportunity to set up follow up meetings with projects.

Happy HOur

5 - 7 PM

After a great day of networking and learning, time to kick back and finish those conversations you started. Happy Hour will be a cash bar (not included in ticket price.)