Motovun 2013

Developing Your Film Festival [DYFF] 2014

The ICO and Motovun Film Festival are proud and excited to announce the continuation of our flagship training event: Developing Your Film Festival 2014.

This one-of-a-kind course is an intensive, high-level training programme bringing together like-minded film festival professionals from across Europe to improve business skills, develop creative strategies for building audiences and income, and nurture future collaborations.

With over 3,000 film festivals worldwide, do you want to strengthen your market position and make your festival sustainable for the future?

Do you want to discover new ideas for growing your festival’s income, audience and profile?

Then come spend a week under the sun at one of the most picturesque and friendly film festivals in Europe.

DYFF is taught through presentations from leading film industry experts, practical workshops focusing on participants’ own festivals, participant-led discussions on the major challenges and opportunities facing festivals today, plus one-to-one advisory sessions. The course will cover:

  • Strategic planning to strengthen your festival
  • Identifying key objectives and setting targets
  • Successful audience development projects
  • Developing your communications strategy
  • Utilising online tools and new technologies to engage and connect with audiences
  • Working with corporate sponsors
  • Making a successful case for support and influencing film policy
  • Securing films for your festival
  • Programming partnerships

Return to work with fresh ideas, renewed motivation and a wider network of contacts to plan your next festival and beyond.

100% of the 100+ Developing Your Film Festival alumni said they would recommend this course to other film festivals.

“Attending Developing Your Film Festival was one of the best and most useful experiences I’ve ever had. The unique and beautiful location for a course like this couldn’t be better! Everything about the workshop was inspiring, the talks, the people, the location and organisation of the programme”
Hara Vlahou, Animasyros International Animation Festival, Greece


Tue 22 Jul 2014 to Sun 27 Jul 2014
Motovun, Croatia
Arrival: 22 July; Training: 23 - 25 July; Networking + festival: 26 - 27 July; Leave: 28 July
European fees: €570; Part Scholarship: €365, Full Scholarship: €160 / International:

Funded by

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In partnership with

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Supported by

Vilnius International Film Festival 

“Developing Your Film Festival was a wonderful workshop, giving very good insight in different fields of working areas of film festivals, with excellent speakers. It was a wonderful opportunity to listen to other festival professionals, rethink the structure and working process of my own festival and be able to exchange experiences with other festival participants.” 
Franziska ZanetzkydokumentART European Film Festival for Documentaries, Germany

Funded by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and the British Council. In partnership with Motovun Film Festival. With the support of Vilnius International Film Festival.

"Without wishing to sound too gushy I found it really inspiring - I came away with a lot of really useful ideas that we can adapt to our own cinema and a lot more confidence in putting in a wider programme to appeal to a more diverse audience. The day really delivered!"

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