EVENTS AT LANDLOCKED - all events are free and open to the general public


Killer TV Tips - Strategies for Developing a Breakout Script and
Breaking in to TV

How do you create characters and worlds that can sustain stories over years, that keep an audience coming back year after year? In this workshop we'll look at the tools some of today's best program makers use, how to employ those techniques in our own work, as well as the commissioning process and how to get that finished final draft into the right hands.

SATURDAY AUGUST 23 10am to noon
Iowa City Public Library Room A
Free coffee and bagels, courtesy of Starbucks, Bruegger's Bagels and Hy-Vee!

Aamina Ahmad grew up in London and holds degrees from University College London (English), Goldsmith's College London (Television Drama) and an MFA (Fiction) from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She worked for the BBC World Service International Drama Team before becoming a television script editor on a number of long running prime time dramas for both the BBC and ITV, including Eastenders, The Bill, and Hustle.

Disclosure: Documenting Kahlo in Film and Poetry

What is in one art a form of approaching one's reality, in another is an interpretation. The subject is seen through lenses which draw near or wander. Following film clips from a movie about the life of Frida Kahlo, and poetry reading on the same topic, Andra will lead a conversation about how a filmmaker/writer chooses a subject, how to separate the reality from the fiction, how to choose witnesses and voices.

SUNDAY AUGUST 24 12:15pm to 1:30pm
Iowa City Public Library Room A

Andra Rotaru is a poet and journalist, and the author of two collections of poetry. She has received numerous awards, including the Mihai Eminescu National Poetry Prize and The Bucharest Writer’s Association Prize. Rotaru’s poetry frequently intersects with other artists and practices. Her first collection of poems dealt with the legacy of Frida Kahlo, and her current explorations involve the intersection of poetry with film and video.

The Price of Sand (one-hour documentary film) & Panel from The University of Iowa College of Public Health

The Price of Sand is a new documentary about the frac sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  After the film, there will be a panel discussion along with Q&A on the research the College of Public Health has been doing on this issue.  

FRIDAY AUGUST 22 4:00pm to 5:45pm
Iowa City Public Library Room A

In the last decade, hydraulic fracking for oil and natural gas in the United States has increased significantly. And fracking requires a proppant: a solid material, typically treated sand or man-made ceramic materials (such as beads) designed to keep an underground fracture open during or following hydraulic fracturing. One of the cheapest proppants is sand—a special kind of sand—silica sand which is round, hard, and the perfect size for hydraulic fracturing. And there's a lot of it in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.


Thomas Peters, associate professor and project manager, David Osterberg, clinical professor and study co-author, and Ryan Grant, graduate research assistant, all from the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health with The University of Iowa’s College of Public Health.

Green Carpet

SATURDAY AUGUST 23 7:00pm until time for Route 30, Three!
Sidewalk outside Englert Theatre

Join us and a contingent of Landlocked filmmakers on the sidewalk outside the Englert Theatre! We'll be taking pictures, interviewing filmmakers, and enjoying the green carpet experience in the greenest state, our own Iowa!

After-Parties: Everyone Welcome!

After watching some movies or attending special events at Landlocked, come on down to two local restaurants and meet the filmmakers or just hang out and enjoy the late-summer vibe in Iowa City.

Clinton Street Social Club
18 1/2 South Clinton Street, Iowa City
FRIDAY AUGUST 22 9:00pm to close

Baroncini Ristorante
104 South Linn Street, Iowa City
SATURDAY AUGUST 23 9:00pm to close


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