A Festival favorite from day one, Morning Coffee With…® offers a chance to hear captivating and inspiring working tales from the filmmakers’ perspective. This year’s Morning Coffee With…® is sure to entertain as it serves up both highly anticipated festival attendees and a delectable assortment of coffee and treats. We will announce Morning Coffee With…® guests online prior to the Festival.

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Thursday, June 23:
Capturing a Life: Documentary Storytelling

Irene Taylor Brodsky (Beware the Slenderman)
Robert Greene (Kate Plays Christine)
Barbara Kopple (Miss Sharon Jones!)
Roger Ross Williams (Life, Animated)

Friday, June 24:
From Page to Screen: Screenwriting & Directing

Maris Curran (Screenwriter/Director, Five Nights in Maine)
Sophie Goodhart (Screenwriter/Director, My Blind Brother)
Stella Meghie (Screenwriter/Director, Jean of the Joneses)
Stefne Miller (Screenwriter, Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket)

Saturday, June 25:
Laughing Through the Tears: Balancing Comedy & Drama in Screenwriting

Julia Hart (Screenwriter/Director, Miss Stevens)
Annie J. Howell (Screenwriter, Little Boxes)
Christopher Kelly (Screenwriter/Director, Other People)
Nicholas Schutt (Screenwriter, Chronically Metropolitan)

Sunday, June 26:
Persons of Interest: High-Profile Documentary Subjects

Heidi Ewing (Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You)
Eugene Jarecki (The CyclistReaganThe Trials of Henry Kissinger)
Clay Tweel (Gleason)
Ryan White (Serena)


For seventeen years, Eddie Brill worked on The Late Show with David Letterman as the audience warm-up comic and for eleven of those years he was the Stand Up Comedy Talent Coordinator. Eddie has taped more than 100 TV shows in six different countries…including ten appearances on The Late Show… and the FX hit series Louie. He has been seen in films including 30 Years To Life with Tracy Morgan. A 3-time MAC award winner for Outstanding Male Comic in NYC, Eddie is also the creative director of The Great American Comedy Festival which honors Johnny Carson in his hometown of Norfolk, NE, and is one of the talent coordinators of the Woodstock Comedy Festival.