Artists' Television Access

Ask a Festival Programmer

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:30 pm, $10, free for BAVC members

BAVC presents: "Ask a Festival Programmer" for filmmakers and film lovers at ATA in San Francisco. Image: simple pop black and white icons depicting a movie theater, popcorn, clapping hands, and a film reel with award laurels, sit on a cerulean background

Are you thinking about submitting a film to a local festival? Do you ever wonder how festival programmers choose which films to screen? How do they decide which films should be shown together? How do they even begin sorting through that huge volume of submissions?

Hear directly from a panel of programmers who curate festivals all over the Bay Area and get your questions answered! Programmers from a wide array of festivals will discuss the inner working of the process from gathering submissions to assessing the merits of a film to putting together thematic programs. You’ll get insight into the types of films each festival is looking for and what makes a film stand out above the rest.

Our panel will include…

In addition to the Q&A panel, there will be time to meet and talk with other local filmmakers and festival enthusiasts in attendance. Grab a free snack and get a drink with a small donation.

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