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.

Speakers: Bobby Herrera, David Kirkman, Christopher Phillips (More to be announced)


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.

Speakers: Alvaro Aro, Brittney Butler, Justin L. Fisher, Joshua Johnson.

Breakout 1B - Making Money with Youtube

Speakers: Jeremy Corray, Jon Stamm (More to be announced)

Lunch & Keynote

11:45 - 1 PM

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

Speaker: (To be announced)

Breakout Session #2

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Breakout 2A - Documentary Filmmaking

Speakers: Damon Davis, Ben Scholle, Stephanie Tobey (More to be announced)

Breakout 2B - Fiction Filmmaking

Speakers: Joni Tackette, Wyatt Weed (More to be announced)


2:45 - 4 PM

Breakout 3A - Distribution & Film Festivals

Speakers: Dan Byington, Cliff Froehlich, Gayle Gallagher (More to be announced)

Breakout 3B - Film Funding

Speakers: Caitlin Mae Burke, Yetunde Janski-Ogunfidodo, David Johnson, Christina Raia (More to be announced)

PitCH competition

4:15 - 5:30 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, 1 year of office space and mentorship at Ch. 9 as well as other perks. If the producers on the panel are interested, they will have the opportunity to set up follow up meetings with projects.

Panelists: Tim Breitbach, Caitlin Mae Burke, Markus Burns, Ruth Ezell (more to be announced)

Happy HOur

5:30 - 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.) Happy Hour is sponsored by Menagerie Models.