Monthly Archives: March 2019

Take the 2019 Salary Survey Now

We encourage film festivals to take the 2019 Salary Survey to assist FFA in creating,  and then sharing an updated salary guide for our industry. This survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete if you have all of the compensation information available. If you would like to review the questions before beginning, please do so by clicking “start” and scrolling through.

At the end of the survey, an area is available to add comments or further explanation, if necessary.

The survey will be open until April 15, 2019. Information will be released by May 1, 2019.


FFA & Film Fatales Present the Parity Pipeline

As we, the film festival industry, emphasize the importance of parity within our programming, FFA has partnered with Film Fatales, to help make more films directed by women of all backgrounds available to more film festival programmers.

Together, we are excited to announce the launch of a beta phase of the Parity Pipeline, a programming initiative accessible to both FFA and Film Fatales members. This database is a tool designed to help festivals reach more historically under-represented filmmakers and more diverse content, and to allow filmmakers to reach a broader range of festivals and a wider audience.

We hope that this database of films will help our members who are striving towards, or who have already pledged for, parity in programming, and eliminate some of the barriers that come with traditional festival submission.

How it works: Login to the Member Resources section of our website >  Parity Pipeline links. This will take you to a database of current films – both features and shorts – directed by members of Film Fatales. (All members of Film Fatales have directed at least one feature length film or episode of television.)

There, you can sort the films by a variety of categories, including completion date, running time, premiere status, film genre and filmmaker demographics. You can also read loglines, watch trailers, identify key talent and reach out to the Film Fatales programming team to offer  waivers or request screeners for specific titles. (Please note: per industry standard, if you invite a film to submit to your festival or ask for a screener, that you waive any submission fee.)

As the Parity Pipeline expands beyond the beta phase, additional projects will continue to be added to this database, to diversify both the films and the filmmakers represented.

More details are coming soon: www.paritypipeline.org

Please contact info@filmfatales.org with any questions.

Apply Now to Host a 2020 Regional Roundtable

The application process is now open for FFA member festivals who are interested in hosting a Regional Roundtable gathering in 2020. 2018 and 2019 host festivals include SIFF (WA), Woods Hole (MA), Cucalorus (NC), Cleveland (OH), Sidewalk (AL) and Denver (CO.)

Regional Roundtables allow festival organizers to meet up throughout the year for these affordable, capacity building, networking and programming opportunities, and offer an immersive way to experience the flavor and diversity of festivals across the country.

Three festivals will be selected based on geographic location, resources available, filmmaker attendance and unique offerings to attendees. FFA fully anticipates that each Regional Roundtable will take on its own unique flavor and anyone interested in encouraged to apply. While repeat hosts are welcome to apply, preference will be given to new festivals

Please follow this link to complete the application by April 1, 2019. Festivals will be notified no later than May 31, 2019.

Regional Roundtable CLE Schedule Announced!

We’re exited to announce the full schedule for our first Regional Roundtable of the year at the 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival. One of the largest film festivals in the US, with attendance topping 100,000 for the last four years, CIFF will play host to a gathering of film festival organizers as well as hundreds of filmmakers and more than 500 screenings.

With a focus on Communicating To Your Community (marketing, community partnerships, media, volunteers and more) this RR will some unique behind-the-scenes Case Study opportunities to check out the inner-workings of a 43 year old film festival.  Plus, check out the full CIFF lineup here and download the 2019 RR-CIFF43 Schedule3 here.

Registration is $50 for current FFA members and $75 for non-members. The first 20 registered attendees will receive a complimentary Industry Badge may use that at anytime between March 27-April 7. Sponsored by FilmFreeway and Agile Ticketing Solutions.