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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. The fee for attending DYFF17 is €1000. This includes accommodation, course materials, film festival accreditation and some meals. There are scholarships and bursaries available to make it easier for you to attend.
Speakers announced so far
- Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival, on how to make sure your festival includes everyone in your community
- Dagmar Forelle, former Head of Sponsorship at the Berlinale
on how your festival can be more targeted and more successful in its
- Wendy Mitchell, Contributing Editor of Screen International,
on press strategy and how to get quality coverage for your film festival
- Catharine Des Forges, Director of the ICO, on how to set a
plan for strategic growth that will let you run a more creative festival
- Mindaugas Morkūnas, Head of Festival Development at Vilnius
International Film Festival, will show you how any size of festival can make
big gains in sponsorship
- Claire Wilford, PR extraordinaire, on how to create stories
about your festival that the press will be excited about
On the course you will learn practical lessons about:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.