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Developing Your Film Festival 2017 #DYFF17

The world’s ONLY development programme for film festivals

If you want the next edition of your film festival to have a bigger audience, stronger international reputation and improved sponsorship and partnerships, this course was designed for you. Developing Your Film Festival is an intensive programme for film festival professionals, taught by some of the world's experts on taking your festival to the next level.


Edinburgh International Film Festival
19-24 June 2017

Don't just take our word for it: We are 100% recommended by our participants, which include over 120 film festivals from around the world. If you want to be next to discover the secrets of success from top film festivals, apply now. 

Developing Your Film Festival 2017 is taking place at Edinburgh International Film Festival. You will have the chance to make new connections and see the beautiful city of Edinburgh, as well take in the  world’s oldest continually running film festival.

Developing Your Film Festival is taught interactively by experts from the Independent Cinema Office as well as key festival staff from the best festivals from around the world (in the past, we have welcomed representatives from the Berlinale, Hot Docs, Rotterdam, Toronto and many more). You will come away with a clear strategy that you can implement immediately, as well as new contacts from festivals around the world.  

On the course you will learn practical lessons about:

  • Sponsorship

  • Partnerships

  • Audience development

  • Programming

  • Press strategy

  • Income building

To find out more on how to apply for Developing Your Film Festival, click here.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Monday 24 April 2017.

If you want to talk about whether Developing Your Film Festival is right for you, email us:  

Supported by

With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA programme of the European Union and the British Council. In partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI Film Audience Network and Vilnius International Film Festival.


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