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Film Festival Mastery

May 4, 2021

With the pandemic affecting film festivals and markets in 2020, the evolution continues in 2021.  Berlin was a digital enterprise, and Cannes Marche will be divided into two parts.

How will other "market" festivals fare in 2021, and how will the overall buying and selling find stable ground.

Our hosts cover this and...


Apr 21, 2021

In order to have the been chance to succeed on the Festival circuit, filmmakers need to have the right Tools and assemble the best Team.

In this episode, our hosts discuss the necessary Tools, from EPKs and thumbnails, to websites and trailers.  They also cover members of the team, from publicists to producers...


Apr 13, 2021

As film festivals look forward to bringing live events back into their programs, how will the evolving virtual strategy shape the future of fests?  What at the keys for filmmakers to keep in mind as they navigate the balance of 2021 and look towards 2022?
  • Are fests doing virtual Q&As?
  • What is the audience...


Apr 7, 2021

This week, our hosts share insights on how to get on radar of film festival programmers.  With many film fests receiving thousands of entries, what can filmmakers do to be sure they are given proper consideration?

These questions and more, this week on Film Festival Mastery.


Mar 24, 2021

This week, our hosts cover the hot topic of film festival membership.  These community programs have been part of the festival landscape for some time; but the model is changing.  Since the move to virtual cinema events, festivals have recognized the opportunity to enhance their year round programming.

This practice is...