‘As a programmer, you start to have a kind of instinctive feeling about films,’ – when it comes to documentaries, Rich Welch, Program Manager and Co-Director of Antenna Documentary Festival, knows his stuff. Only in its third edition the festival has become Sydney’s major meeting point for the international and local documentary industry. As one […]
To show the power of film is one of the mantras of the Edmonton International Film Festival. Festival Producer Kerrie Long is all about that. With her energetic vision the festival has grown over the last few years to an event not to be missed. For its 28th edition, Alberta’s longest running international film festival […]
‘Filmmakers, don‘t submit only to the festivals: go to the festivals!‘ Filipe Pereira, Festival Director of the 10th FEST – New Directors|New Films Festival, knows what is important for upcoming filmmakers. They need to build a network, therefore filmmakers need to attend festivals. With the panels and workshops that make up FEST’s Training Ground, networking […]
‘This year we are having a big focus on Spanish films,’ begins Jon Gann, Festival Director of the 11th DC Shorts Film Festival. Turns out having a Spanish short film is a good way to get into the largest shorts festival on the US east coast. But of course that isn’t the only type of […]
We had a chat with Michael Orth, Festival Director of the 15th Landshut Short Film Festival. He gave us five useful tips for short filmmakers at submission time. 1. Think international Next year our animation award is open internationally. Previously the short film and animation awards were only for German and Austrian films. The […]
Without-a-clue about the needs of the industry, the online monopolists have sat back and reclined on average technology, building an empire with so much potential but never really fulfilling it. Remember when online submissions became possible? We do. It was celebrated with flexible-keyboard-ready hands, praising a new online way: one upload, unlimited submissions, […]
When filmmakers finish their projects the very same question always arises: how to build a festival career for this specific film? Besides the many question marks one has regarding the realities of the continuously changing festival circuit, the digital age with its additional opportunities complicates this stage perhaps even more. After thorough research, we conclude […]
To launch an event like a film festival is a huge venture. There is more to it than just the idea. In the age of Facebook giving your brand exposure to the public is at least easier, but also brings a lot more work than one would expect in the first place. The young film festival Telluride Horror Show has been using the social network very effectively since its start last year. The result: around 24.000 fans on Facebook. This made us very curious to know how they got to this level so quickly!
Festival director Ted Wilson shares his insight information on how a beginner film festival can […]
FilmFestivalLife attended the kick off Tribeca Talk – Amplify The Message: Social Media, moderated by Marc Schiller (CEO and founder of Electric Artists).
The panel was really inspiring, mainly because it pointed out some aspects that aren’t usually touched at similar events, and additionally the inputs of such diverse personalities and experiences gave an interesting dimension […]