Synopsis: Grab a drink and join us in the Filmmaker Lounge for a candid conversation between festival directors & programmers, with filmmakers bringing the questions.
As all of us navigate the future of the festival circuit, we’re finding ourselves with more questions than answers. Festivals and filmmakers are pivoting in various directions in response to different circumstances with varying degrees of success. As we move forward, FFA and our member festivals, and Festival Formula, all believe that communication and transparency are critical to the sustainability of the film festival industry.
This week, we’ll hear directly from festival programmers, Julia Ricci (Heartland Film, Indy Shorts) and Laurence Boyce (Black Nights FF, PÖFF Shorts), about their programming perspectives and what they’re looking for when it comes to submissions.