We could be dog walkers, school teachers, or programmers, but we’re not. At our core we identify as artists. It’s a profession that pulls us forward, challenges us, and forces us to make sacrifices. But we wouldn’t have it any other way…
We believe that the Bay Area has a thriving arts community with untapped potential. We believe that you do not need to go to another market in order to have a career in film and television. Living in the digital era and in the digital mecca of the Bay Area, more and more opportunities are becoming available for all of us in the film industry, but often this work can seem elusive to find. In order to take advantage of this we need to come together and start a movement, one that yields greater advancements in our careers, one that gives us the support we need to carry on, and one that shows us what is possible. In order for that to happen, we need to raise our bars higher, encourage and inspire one another, and make the right kind of connections that foster industry growth.
We hope to achieve this and more by bringing a community of working artists together, and it will take all of us adding our voices to the mix by sharing victories and hardships so that we all learn and can better support one another. There is work out there for all of us and we can get it. By growing the size of the pie as opposed to keeping the slivers for only our inner circles we can fundamentally transform the landscape of work in the Bay Area. We are truly stronger together when we have a belief in abundance and our goals are in alignment.
Since 2012 the Bay Area FIlm Mixer has produced quarterly film mixers, bringing the Bay Area independent film market together. People leave inspired, people leave with more connections, and people find work and camaraderie. That’s what we are about. What do you want to see happen in the years to come? Become a part of our community and help us make the changes you want to see. Show up, speak up, and let’s make more things happen together.
Where: PianoFight (144 Taylor St)
When: July 11th, 2018
Dress Code: We do not enforce any type of dress code.
Why Extra Support? We are committed to making this event free. Putting on events like this take money. We put this event on out of our own pockets because we believe in the community of artists. If you believe in what we are doing, donate towards the cause. All money raised improves the event.
Stay connected ONLINE:
Check this site out and see how you can become a part of the community. If you want a chance for your work to be screened, if you want to volunteer, become a partner or even become a sponsor all that and more can be done from our new site.
— Join our Facebook community for updates, job postings, and other information that may be vital to your success!
Stay connected OFFLINE: (At the mixer)
— The Job Board — this is where you can post jobs you are looking to fill for your projects. We'll supply note cards and a pen — you write a brief description of the job and your contact info. Ideally, you'll leave your cell number — that way they can text you right then and there, and you can find each other and discuss the position and the project in more depth.
— A table for headshots and for business cards; the business card table will be divided by roles, so that you can better search through them for your needs
— Vendors that provide resources for filmmakers are being brought in to help you with your projects.
And now, a little bit about PianoFight!
Come by early to grab dinner and drinks before the show! PianoFight has a full kitchen and bar. If you plan on dining, we recommend you arrive 1.5 hours early. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.
Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.