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For Film Festivals, Twitter Is Mandatory, Apps Are Not

by Amanda Lin Costa.

I sat down at DOC NYC last week to speak with one of the most influential men in documentary film, Thom Powers, about the role social media and digital are playing in film festivals. Powers is not only the artistic director of DOC NYC, but is a programmer at the Toronto Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, Montclair Film Festival, founder of the NYC documentary screening series, “Stranger than Fiction,” and a curator at SundanceNow.

The following is an edited transcript of what Powers had to say.

Read the rest of this article from PBS.

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