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A Look at Film Festivals

We are all familiar with seeing various logos for film festivals on posters and DVD covers, but what does this really mean to the film title and how does a film festival work? This months themed pages looks at the business of the film festival, and their importance to film distributors, those that attend and those that work at these events.

Panel Discussion

Nick Brookman

Nick Brookman
Special Needs Teacher at Shaftsbury High School, Harrow

Introduction by Nick:

[AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/nick-intro.mp3]

Louis Savy
Louis Savy
Festival Director of The London Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film

Introduction by Louis:

[AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/louis-intro.mp3]

Rose Chamberlain
Rose Chamberlain
Founder of the UK Brazilian Film Festival and the Editor in Chief and Founder of Film and Festivals Magazine

Introduction by Rose:

[AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/rose-intro.mp3]

Questions

  • Question 1

    Who attends festivals and why?

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q1.mp3]

  • Question 2

    What is the value to marketing if a film has shown at particular film festivals?

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q2.mp3]

  • Question 3

    How are film festivals funded?

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q3.mp3]

  • Question 4

    What's the importance of events such as master classes and access to filmmakers for the public/teachers?

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q4.mp3]

  • Question 5

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q5.mp3]
  • Question 6

    What do film festivals offer young people?

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q6.mp3]

  • Question 7

    What is it like to work on a festival such as the Sci-Fi London or Brazilian Film Festival

    [AUDIO=http://www.filmeducation.org/audio/resources/secondary/topics/focuson/festivals-q7.mp3]

The views expressed in these audio files are solely those of the speakers and not necessarily those of Film Education.

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Films & Festivals cover

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The London Sci-fi film festival: www.sci-fi-london.com.