Meet the Insiders: Film Festivals
New for 2013, Meet the Insiders is an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments in the world of film across varying topics. Moderators will start by introducing and getting to know the Insider for the first 10 minutes, but the next 20 are an open forum where the audience is able to ask questions, discuss trends, connect with the film community, and gain insight and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.
This session, Film Festivals, gives the inside track on the festival landscape by giving direct access to festival insiders Ula Sniegowska, Director of Programming for the American Film Festival in Poland and Christophe Terhechte, Artistic Director of the Berlinale Forum.
Moderated by Scott Macaulay from Filmmaker Magazine, you'll get 30 minutes with Ula and then 30 minutes with Christophe to ask questions and go in-depth with these festival insiders on anything - from the best times to submit, how the submission process works, details about their festivals and more.
AFF is organized by New Horizons Association and a sister fest to New Horizons International FF. My background is in arhouse cinema and arts (I worked for 13 years at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw).