Panel Discussions

Ebertfest hosts a number of academic panel discussions, bringing together filmmakers, critics, scholars, and students to discuss and educate the festival community on relevant trends and current industry cultural topics.  These panels are yet another way for us to dialogue and promote film as an art form.

Panels will be held at the Hyatt Place Hotel (217 N. Neil Street, Champaign, Illinois) and will be part of our livestream.  All panels are free and open to the public.  

2019 Panel Schedule: 

ACADEMIC PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Hyatt Place Hotel, 217 N. Neil Street, Champaign
Free and open to the public

Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 am – 10:00 am
THE ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSION AND RESPECT PANEL: CHALLENGING STIGMA THROUGH THE ARTS
Moderated by Eric Pierson
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level

Thursday, April 11, 2019
10:30 am – 11:30 am
WOMEN IN CINEMA: HOLLYWOOD OR INDEPENDENT, DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Moderated by Chaz Ebert
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level