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Festival Operational Survey: Initial Findings + It’s Not Too Late to Participate!

Last fall we launched our first Annual Festival Operational Benchmark Survey, designed as an invaluable tool for our organization as we move forward into our new iteration as the Film Festival Alliance (read more!). Most importantly:

Who are we? What do we value? What can we learn? What can we contribute?

So far, we’ve started to see some interesting trends. We are curious to see how these change as we gather more data:


While we have gathered initial findings from our first round of participants*, we would like to round out our sample even more. To that end, we have extended the survey deadline to April 15. If you have not done so, please complete the survey before that date. .

The survey results will be an invaluable tool as the Alliance moves forward, and we need maximum participation. Though most industries conduct surveys of this kind, our industry never has, and the results will be instrumental for many of you to apply for grants, negotiate with sponsors, build your boards, and drive strategic and operational decision-making.

Remember, we are only looking for only one submission per festival. While you are working on the survey, you can stop at any time and come back to it later. The survey program will resume wherever you last stopped.

Click here to go directly to the survey!

*Thanks a million to those members who participated in the first round. Initial participants were eligible for festival passes and cash awards, and winners included Napa Valley Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and Frameline!

2014 IFP Festival Forum: Takeaways

Thanks for joining us in NYC for the 2014 IFP Festival Forum!

Welcome to the takeaway page…
In the coming days, we will continue to list follow-up documents and contacts here for the various panels, workshops and presenters.

Film Festival Programming: Best Practices

Click to download document:

IFPFF-programming-best-practices

Festival Budgets: Best Practices

Lesli Klainberg, Film Society of Lincoln Center | @lklainberg | @FilmLinc
♦ Colin Stanfield, New York Film Festival | @colinstanfield | @TheNYFF

Click for their presentation:

Budgeting Workshop image

Advocacy Tool Kit: Harmony Institute / Festival’s Impact

♦ Harmony Institute | Facebook | @HInstitute
StoryPilot
Debika Shome (presenter): email

Sign up to be a beta user at storypilot.org.

Everyone is on the Marketing Team

♦ Chris Holland | Atlanta Film FestivalFilm Festival Secrets | @ffsecrets
♦ Kristin McCracken | Hamptons International Film FestivalMcCrackHouse.com | @kmc1213

♦ Link to Social Media Handbook for Crowdfunding Filmmakers (c/o Seed & Spark)

Click for their presentation:

Everyone is on the Marketing Team

Festival Tools: Submissions Survey

♦ Jon Gann | DC Shorts | Film Festival Organizers (Facebook) | @jongann

Click for his presentation:

       Acquiring Festival Submissions IFPFF 2014


And of course, please make sure you follow IFP Festival Forum on Facebook and Twitter!