I’m here at the INPUT 2012 conference. INPUT is an international conference of public television producers. I’m one of five representatives from the US, and the only one with a fiction film, here at the conference. To be eligible, you have to have had a film that aired on PBS – and my short Worker Drone qualified since it was on FutureStates, funded by PBS and ITVS.
I was here in 2007 when American Made was part of INPUT in Lugano, Switzerland – we were eligible because in 2006 the film was acquired and being nationally broadcast by ITVS’ Emmy Award-winning flagship program “Independent Lens.”
It’s a great conference, especially because you get to see some innovative filmmaking that’s publicly funded by other countries and to see what they have the ability to do through the public sector that we rarely get to do in the US. Today is the first day of INPUT – Worker Drone screens Tuesday afternoon as part of a how-do-you-appeal-to-the-young-folk-in-public-television session.
It’ll be the first time I’ve seen Worker Drone in public. Should be fun!