For many festivals, access to the “industry” is one of the greatest challenges for festival leadership. The Film Festival Group’s has an extensive network of contacts in the entertainment industry, filmmaking community, festival circuit and with entertainment media outlets. We continuously support our clients’ efforts in developing relationships with these essential players.
Tribute & Awards Support
The Film Festival Group works with festivals to plan an appropriate Tribute or Awards Ceremony. We can help conceive and plan for the event, as well as provide outreach to the participants, from the talent to the production support team.
Panels & Symposia
Whether a festival is planning a single panel or a full conference, The Film Festival Group can assist. We offer guidance in creating the seminar structure, procuring production services and venues, in addition to booking the appropriate panelists.
Advisory Board Development
Many festivals are supported by an “industry” Advisory Board, often composed of notable filmmakers, celebrities, studio executives and other VIPs. Advisory Boards can bestow legitimacy to an event and offer the imprimatur of industry affirmation to a Festival. Whichever scenario makes the most sense for any given festival, The Film Festival Group can help clients create the foundation to support these Boards, from the design of mission statements and policies to overall structure. The Film Festival Group can also provide lists of possible candidates and coordinate the solicitation of potential members.
Jury Development and Coordination
The Film Festival Group works with festivals to advise on the selection of jurors, provide outreach and handle the coordination of jury procedures.
Accreditation & Credentialing
The Film Festival Group helps client festivals develop accreditation policies and procedures. As events grow in success, festivals must address industry, filmmaker, sponsor, press, community and guest relations and service their respective credential needs. A well conceived accreditation procedure helps ensure a professionally presented festival.
Many festivals lack the resources to attend other events or have adequate representation at industry forums. The Film Festival Group provides representation services for its clients to these events and to government agencies, film commissions, international organizations and other entities.