For the first time the IFP Festival Forum partnered with the Art House Convergence to present a Film Festival track at the annual conference January 13-15 in Midway, Utah. The IFP Festival Forum at the Art House Convergence conference featured inspirational speakers, informative sessions and panel discussions that provided productive tips about programming, marketing, fundraising, technology and industry trends to help improve the quality and effectiveness of festivals. Over 50 film festival organizers attended the inaugural event, and over 70% of the art houses in attendance present or host film festivals, creating a vibrant exchange of best practices, curatorial efficiencies, research and advocacy discussions. Plans to make next year’s Festival Forum at the Art House Convergence even more meaningful and accessible to members are underway.
Following the Art House Convergence, more than 150 festival organizers had the opportunity to convene again at the annual Sundance Film Festival Organizer Brunch, held during the Sundance Film Festival. See photos below from the conference. We hope to see you at both events again next year!