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Developing Your Film Festival 2017 #DYFF17

To apply for Developing your Film Festival 2017, please download the Application Form.

To read more about scholarships and bursaries available, please click here.

Please return this form in Microsoft Word format, along with:

  • a photograph (JPEG) of yourself
  • a PDF or link to your most recent festival programme
  • a photograph that best captures your festival

Applications should be sent to

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

You will receive an email within 7 days to confirm receipt of your application. Successful applicants will be notified by week commencing Monday 1 May 2017.

If you are accepted onto the course, you will need to pay your fees to confirm your place otherwise your place may be reallocated if the course is oversubscribed. No refunds will be available after Friday 26 May 2017.


We welcome applications from staff members from established film festivals all over the world.

There are no restrictions on the type of film festival you represent. Previous participants have come from events such as ZagrebDOX, CPHPix, Helsinki Short Film Festival and Cork Film Festival.

You may be in a paid / unpaid or freelance position at your festival but in a position to influence change in your organisation. You must have been working in festivals for minimum of 2 years and be based at an established festival or event.

All sessions will be conducted in English, so you must have a high level of fluency in written and spoken English.
If you have any further queries about eligibility, please email us on

"Really impressed by level of speakers and breadth of information. I am now much more aware of my role in my organisation, how I can integrate with other departments and where my organisation is situated with the entire industry. It is vital to understand other people’s roles in order to understand your own properly."

Joan Parsons, Duty Manager, Showroom Cinema

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