This panel event will take place on Thursday 12th July, at 4.45 pm in Radisson BLU.
What are your criteria for selection?
Do each of you watch everything?
Or is there some kind of tiered screening process?
How important are premieres?
What place do festivals have in the current climate, and will they continue to have any relevance now that everything is available via video link?
What are some of the more amusing ways that filmmakers have burned their bridges with you? And when they do, do you tell your colleagues?
Speaking of sharing, how much communication goes on between programmers?
If you can’t fit something into your program, do you pass it on to others?
Programmers from festivals as far-flung geographically from each other as America, Canada, Asia and Europe will examine the pressures and ambitions that lead them to choose the films they do.
Participating festivals include:
Berlin Film Festival – Dominique Green
Berlin Film Festival – Thomas Hailer
BFI London Film Festival – Michael Hayden
Busan International Film Festival – Jay Jean
Newport Beach Film Festival – Gregg Schwenk
Palm Springs Film Festival – Kathleen McInnis
Rotterdam Film Festival – Inge de Leeuw
Toronto International Film Festival – Michele Maheux
Tribeca Film Festival – Sharon Badal
This panel will be chaired by John Anderson – Journalist
To attend please forward name and company details to: Annette@galwayfilmfleadh.com