The Film Festival Group offers its clients complete consulting and servicing on all aspects of film festival administration and operation. Some of the greatest challenges facing festivals is the ad hoc nature of the event, and the reality of needing professional presentation with an often temporary staff.
The Film Festival Group will assist its client festivals in determining the best administrative structure for the event. Although sharing many attributes with other non-profit organizations, film festivals have unique requirements. The Film Festival Group offers a full range of support services for its clients, from offering complete festival producing to specific administrative and consultative options for the event.
The Film Festival Group will assist the senior management of the festival organization with planning for the many aspects of festival leadership. From fulfilling the many requirements for implementing non-profit organization status to community relations to the selection of and relations with Boards of Directors, Trustees and other advisory bodies, The Film Festival Group offers ongoing consultation to the organization’s principals.
The unique nature of the film festival experience dictates specific operational departments for the festival organization. These include:
- Festival Coordination & Management
- Human Resources
- Membership/Audience Relations
- Sponsorship Coordination
- Publicity & Marketing
- Finance, Bookkeeping & Accounting
- Special Events
- Publications & Graphic Design
- Ad Sales
- Production and Technical Management
- Box Office
- Print Traffic
- Venue/House Management
- Filmmaker Relations
- Volunteer Program
- Intern Program
The Film Festival Group assists its clients in planning for each of these operational areas and staffing them where appropriate.
Whether it’s assisting a Board of Directors locate permanent senior staff (Executive Director, Managing Director, Director of Programming, etc.) or offering job descriptions and staffing support for temporary positions, The Film Festival Group helps it client festivals with a comprehensive staffing plan. Where appropriate, The Film Festival Group can act as a local, national or international recruiter of festival employees.
The unique nature of film festival presentation offers unique budgeting challenges. The Film Festival Group assists its clients in developing realistic budgeting models, based on careful expense and revenue projections.
Presentation of a successful event requires extensive preparation. The Film Festival Group helps its clients develop a comprehensive timeline of tasks needed to ensure a professional outcome. We offer a basic timeline as part of our Festival Blueprint (see Strategic Planning), and a more specific task-oriented operational timeline as part of our consulting packages. The Film Festival Group is available to service the timeline and to coordinate the efforts necessary for the timely completion of its action items.
The Film Festival Group assists its client festivals in identifying, contracting and operating the best box office and ticketing system for the event. We help develop box office management procedures, software implementation, ticket and pass design, phone banks, web interfaces and all of the other elements that go into making a professional and efficient box office operation.