In recent years, film festivals have become the first go-to exhibition stop for independent filmmakers, many of whom would struggle to find distribution and audiences otherwise. But, with so many film festivals all over the world, and with clear hierarchies in the festival circuit, choosing which ones you should send your film to, and in what order, needs to be considered as part of an overarching strategy that can guide your decision-making as you seek to release your film. In this series of one-on-ones, six pre-selected filmmakers will have the opportunity to sit down with film festival experts – European FIlm Market head of diversity and inclusion, Themba Bhebhe; film industry publicist, Marcin J. Sobczak; industry programmer, Jim Kolmar; and filmmaker, Michaelangelo Masangkay – and receive individual advice on how they should approach getting their work onto the festival circuit.
*FILMCO members, filmmakers with a film in the Festival and students with a valid photo ID, can receive a 50% discount on workshops and masterclasses! Please email Nyola at email@example.com for information on payment options and to receive your discount code.