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Thought Leadership Series

The 2013 International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) Online Thought Leadership Series is comprised of 60-minute interactive webinars covering current issues and industry trends for film festival executives. Each program is presented by leading industry experts in the field, and managed and operated by the IFFS staff.

Funding & Sponsorship, Programming, Operations & Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Acquisition & Distribution, Executive Management



dcfilmfestCritical Role of Festival Programmers

Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Featuring: Jon Gann, DC Short Film Festival founder, filmmaker and author of “Behind the Scenes: Programmers Reveal How Festivals Really Work” and Jeffrey Ruoff, film historian, documentary filmmaker at Dartmouth College, and editor of “Coming Soon to a Festival Near You: Programming Film Festivals”

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siffFundraising for the Festival – Sources of Income
Date: July 19, 2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Featuring: Nancy Kennedy, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Seattle International Film Festival

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austinfilmfestFilm Festival Executive Management – Featuring Austin Film Festival
Date:
 March 15, 2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Featuring: Barbara Morgan, Director & Co-Founder, Austin Film Festival

 

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newyorkfestivalsProgramming an Awards Show
Date: January 19, 2012 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST
Featuring: Rose Anderson, Executive Director, New York Festivals – International Television & Film Awards

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thecreativecoalitionThe Secret: Cash, Cache, Creativity & Credibility 
Date: July 26, 2011 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Featuring: Paul Cohen (FSU College of Motion Picture Arts), Robin Bronk (Creative Coalition), Keith Weckstein (Tribeca Film Festival)

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edinbergintlfestivalIncrease Festival Efficiency – Learn how to create time and save money
Date: November 1, 2010 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT
Featuring: James Waters, Former Associate Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival

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denverfilmfestivalA Youth Education Program for your festival: How to create one and why it is important
Date: October 13, 2010
Featuring: Eileen O’Brien, Director, Members & Volunteers, Denver Film Society

 

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subgenreReinventing the film festival: Using technology to engage audiences
Date: October 15, 2010
Featuring: Brian Newman, Founder, sub-genre

 

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Interested in Presenting or Participating?

Interested in Presenting or Participating? IFFS welcomes webinar submissions from film festival directors and executives on topics such as: Funding and Sponsorship, Programming, Operations & Management, Marketing & Public Relations, Acquisition & Distribution, Digital Technology Solutions, Long Term Planning & Sustainable Growth, and Executive Management. Click Here to Make a Webinar Submission.