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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Filmmaker Lounge 5: Hear From the Filmmakers

Grab your lunch and join us in the filmmaker lounge for a candid conversation between festival directors & programmers, with filmmakers bringing the questions.

This week, we’ll hear directly from the filmmakers about their experience in the virtual landscape. Join Ben Hyland (Talk Radio), Jacqueline Pereda (Generation Por Que?) and Maya Albanese (Freeze), all of whom have short films playing the circuit this year. Register and submit your questions for them in advance! Register here.

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.

Moderated by Katie McCullough, Founder of Festival Formula Ltd.

Virtual Regional Roundtable: aGLIFF

FFA presents its 3rd Virtual Regional Roundtable of 2020 on August 21, with host festival aGLIFF. The festival runs August 6-16. The roundtable will include overall themes of audience engagement, and queer film programming.

In addition to the gathering of festival professionals on the 21st, registration for the Roundtable will include access to selected aGLIFF programs including panels and other audience-driven events. Full schedule coming soon!

Registration per person is a suggested $20 donation which will go directly to support aGLIFF’s Black Queer Filmmakers Fund.  Email us at info @ filmfestivalalliance.org if you need to request a voucher. Register here >

Thank you to our sponsors Elevent, Film Festival Flix and The Laurel Channel.

Filmmaker Lounge 4: Connecting Filmmakers & Festivals

Presented by Film Festival Alliance & Festival Formula, LTD.
July 17, 12:00pm-1:15pm EST

 Grab your lunch 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.

Join festival programmers Inney Prakash (FREEP, Hell’s Half Mile, Human Rights Watch, Ann Arbor, Milwaukee, Aspen Shorts, DOC NYC, Sundance, Cinema Programme at Maysles Film Center) and Karen McMullen (TIDE, New Voices in Black Cinema, DOC NYC and industry consultant Tribeca & Sundance) who will share their ideas about festival programming and filmmakers can be innovative, strategic and realistic about the near future of the film festival circuit. Register and submit your questions in advance:

Moderated by Katie McCullough, Founder of Festival Formula Ltd.

Register and ask your question here.