Film Festival Alliance


Welcome to the first season of the Film Festival Alliance’s podcast: Inside Film Festivals, sponsored by Film Festival Flix.

Each episode will feature film festival professionals talking about a variety of aspects, and trends within our industry.

Our host is Kevin Sampson, founder of the DC Black Film Festival and Film Festival Alliance Board member. He is also founder of Picture Lock, an entertainment website, radio show, podcast and TV show featuring film reviews, news and interviews.

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Inside Film Festivals: Going Virtual with Benjamin Oberman

45:23 min

On this episode of Inside Film Festivals, we chat with Benjamin Oberman, Founder, President and CEO of Film Festival Flix. This episode was taped at the beginning of quarantine for […]

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(Pre-Covid) Programming with Heartland Film

31:46 min

On this episode of Inside Film Festivals, we chat with Greg Sorvig, Artistic Director for the Academy-qualifying Indy Shorts and Heartland International Film Festival. This episode was taped pre-Covid-19. Check […]

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Inside Film Festivals Episode 2: Serving Our Volunteers

50:18 min

Volunteers are vital to any film festival, so today we talk with Molly Kreuzman, Volunteer Coordinator for Ashland Independent Film Festival and Beth Steele Radisek, Special Programs Director at the […]

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Inside Film Festivals Episode 1: What is Film Festival Alliance?

22:39 min

We go inside the Film Festival Alliance to get an understanding of what the organization does and where it’s headed from two people who know best. Executive Director, Lela Meadow-Conner, and President of the Board of Directors, Dan Brawley, give their perspectives on the organization and why festivals should join.

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