Accessing the Forum

Tips and guidelines to help you register for, and access, live and on demand Forum events

Taking place July 31 – August 7, with all content available on demand through October, the Film Independent Forum offers access to 150 filmmakers, executives and curators from 21 countries across 12 time zones. Forum passholders will enjoy more than 30 sessions that include four Keynotes and three Special Conversations, 16 panels, more than a dozen case studies and a special Opening Night Screening and Q&A of Magnolia Pictures and Topic Studios’ The Fight.

Below you’ll find information that will help you access Forum events that fall into three unique categories:

Opening Night Screening + Q&A
Live Keynotes & Conversations
Pre-recorded On Demand Sessions

In addition to the details on this page, remember to keep an eye on the official Forum Schedule and Speakers & Panelists pages for much more.

If you need additional assistance at any point, please email education@filmindependent.org and we’ll be happy to help.


Opening Night Screening + Q&A

A free, digital screener of Magnolia Pictures and Topic Studios’ The Fight will be available to Forum attendees from Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. A Q&A with the filmmakers will take place live at 5:45 pm PT on Friday, July 31.

To access both the film and the Q&A, please use the links provided in the Forum registration email sent to all passholders on Thursday, July 30 (subject line “Important: You have your Forum pass but still need to register for access”).

Please note: digital screeners not available after the availability window listed above.


Live Keynotes & Conversations

Each day of the Forum features a live event that will take place on the Zoom platform (view the Forum Schedule for specifics).

To register for live events, please use the link provided in the Forum registration email sent to all passholders on Thursday, July 30 (subject line “Important: You have your Forum pass but still need to register for access”).

You will be prompted to complete a simple Zoom registration that will require first name, last name and email. This single registration will provide passholders access to all live events, with the exception of Industry Connect sessions and the Opening Night Q&A.

We recommend you download the calendar link in the Zoom registration confirmation email. You will also receive a reminder email one hour prior to the start of each scheduled live event.


Pre-recorded On Demand Sessions

New on demand sessions will become available each day of the Film Independent Forum. These sessions, including panels, case studies and more, can be accessed via the Echo360 platform. The live Zoom events described above will be recorded and uploaded to Echo360 within approximately 24 hours of their completion.

To create an Echo360 account, please use the link provided in the Forum registration email sent to all passholders on Thursday, July 30 (subject line “Important: You have your Forum pass but still need to register for access”). Your username should be your email address, and you will be asked to create a password that is 9 characters or longer. Use this account info daily throughout the Forum to log in at echo360.org and access new content.

Watch a helpful how-to video covering Echo360 registration, login and features here.

Additional Echo360 resources: General Help & Support | Recommended Browsers | Using Tools & Features

If you have other questions or need direct assistance, please email support@echo360.com.