Festival Forum at the 2015 Art House Convergence

Annual Conference For Festival Organizers

For the second consecutive year, the IFP Festival Forum is partnering with the Art House Convergence (AHC) to offer a series of panels, events and professional development opportunities for film festival leaders and staff during the 2015 AHC, January 19-22, 2015 in Midway, Utah. The AHC provides a unique opportunity to meet with colleagues, film industry professionals and leaders in the non-profit film exhibition community, and to discuss our shared challenges and successes.

Set during the days before the Sundance Film Festival, the AHC offers a relaxed atmosphere for meetings and conversations before the business of Sundance begins. It is also a chance to combine a terrific conference and Sundance into one plane ticket, an efficiency we can all appreciate!

This year, the Festival Forum will offer a set of panels integrated into the AHC’s overall agenda, with a diverse group of speakers, experts and panelists on hand, allowing delegates to focus on issues specific to film festivals as well as broader issues of non-profit management in the film community.

If you have a panel idea you would like to propose, or if you are interested in participating on a panel as a panelist, please download the submission form here (festivals may ignore the deadline).

Also, if you are willing, please take a moment to share this post with your colleagues, as we would love to expand our pool of attending festivals.

Finally, it is important to say that the Festival Forum receives no financial support from the AHC and receives no money from this event. Your event registration fee goes directly to the AHC, covering the cost of putting on the conference, and includes your meals. The AHC itself is a non-profit conference; our shared goal is to keep costs low and the event accessible to as many organizations as is possible while still putting on a meaningful event.

As such, The AHC is offering Film Festival delegates the $450 rate until December 31, 2014. This represents a significant savings and gives delegates time to plan their trip.

If you are interested in attending, please click here or check out the flyer below to register.

We look forward to the opportunity to spend time together with our festival colleagues and hope you will join us for another wonderful conference.

See you in Midway!

IFP Festival Forum Executive Committee

P.S.  If you weren’t able to join us at the IFP Festival Forum at Independent Film Week, check out our Takeaways post, including full presentations and contact info for the presenters!


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