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November 12th, 2018 Conferences

Meet the festivals

Where should you have your world premiere? Which festival and style of artistic direction are best fits for your film? The considerations and strategies can be endless, exasperating and stressful. Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes: programmers from around the world will have an informal discussion of their tastes, selection process, constraints, audience and other factors to consider when developing a festival strategy.

For this round table, all of the RIDM’s guest programmers will present their event’s submission requirements and guiding philosophy, as well as some tips for ensuring that your projects thrive on the festival circuit.

Moderation
Bruno Dequen - RIDM

Festivals
Céline Guénot – Visions du Réel
Nicole Gillet – Festival International du film francophone de Namur
Agnes Jahier – Périphéries
Abby Sun – True / False
Alex Rogalski – Hot Docs
Juan Manuel Dominguez - BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival)
Samara Chadwick - Camden International Film Festival
Lauren Rector - Atlanta Film Festival

In English, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

Presented with the financial support of the Fonds Bell.

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