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Company development / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition

Developing Your Film Festival 2017

Developing Your Film Festival is a five-day training programme bringing together like-minded film festival professionals from across Europe to improve business skills, develop creative strategies for building audiences and income, and nurture future collaborations.
Developing Your Film Festival is taught interactively by experts from the Independent Cinema Office as well as key festival staff from the best festivals from around the world (in the past, we have welcomed representatives from the Berlinale, Hot Docs, Rotterdam, Toronto and many more). You will come away with a clear strategy that you can implement immediately, as well as new contacts from festivals around the world.  On the course you will learn practical lessons about: Sponsorship, Partnerships, Audience Development, Programming, Press strategy & Income building.

Developing Your Film Festival is for film festivals which are established and have the potential to develop in size, audience offer and industry activities. Participants could be working in management, programming, marketing, development, or for film industry support agencies.
Learning outcomesParticipants learn valuable skills in strategic and business planning, audience development, marketing and income-building. They also have the opportunity to share their expert knowledge, learn and be inspired by their peers from across Europe, find solutions to common problems and develop new working practices. Participants return to work inspired, refreshed and motivated to enhance their programme, expand their audience, professionalise their organisation and grow the scale and impact of their festival.
Target groupExhibitors, Festival managers, Funders & financiers
Requirements You may be in a paid / unpaid or freelance position at your festival but in a position to influence change in your organisation. You must have been working in festivals for minimum of 2 years and be based at an established festival or event, with a minimum of 5000 annual attendees.

All sessions will be conducted in English, so you must have a high level of fluency in written and spoken English.

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Intermediate | Senior
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10 x scholarships worth €650 towards course fees (leaving  €350 to pay in course fees), 10 x part scholarships worth €400 towards course fees (leaving €600 to pay in course fees), 10 x travel scholarships worth €200 (to spend on travel only)
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