DYFF 16

Developing Your Film Festival 2016 [#DYFF]

2016 Programme

Developing Your Film Festival is taught through presentations from film industry experts, practical workshops focusing on participants’ own festivals, participant-led discussion on the major challenges and opportunities facing festivals today, plus one-to-one advisory sessions with course leaders and speakers.

The following speakers are confirmed:

Alan Black (Director of Operations, Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival)

Åsa Garnet (Communications Strategist)

Bianca Taal (Programmer, International Film Festival Rotterdam)

Cristian Hordila (Festival Manager, Transilvania International Film Festival) 

Dagmar Forelle (Head of Sponsorship, Berlin International Film Festival)

Domenico La Porta (Chief Editor/Director, Cineuropa/KWEB)  

Mike Rosser (Managing Editor, Screen International)

Mindaugas Morkūnas (Head of Festival Development, Vilnius International Film Festival)

Otto Kylmälä (Artistic Director, Oulu Music Video Festival and Loud Silents)

Sten-Kristian Saluveer (Head of Development & Special Projects, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)

The course will be led by Catharine Des Forges (Director, ICO)

Take a look at the full programme for DYFF:


"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!"

Training participant

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