“I HAVE MADE A FILM, WHAT NOW?" by RADA SESIC
“I HAVE MADE A FILM, WHAT NOW? TIPS AND TRICKS ON FESTIVAL STRATEGY”
Lecture held by Rada Sesic
As any experienced filmmaker knows, completing your film is only the beginning. Where to world premiere my new work? Which festivals will provide the largest audiences, where to get biggest promotion of my new film, should I go for awards at a smaller festival or for a presence at the most prestigious events? Where my films fits the best? How to be noticed? How to judge - should I send a rough cut or not for festival selection? How to avoid getting frustrated. The lecture will reveal POV of a festival selector and ponder on a POV of a film maker. By using lots of fragments, we will hear secrets and prejudices of a selection process, and will peek behind the scene.
Rada Sesic is a filmmaker, lecturer, critic and curator. Program advisor for IFF Rotterdam, she is part of the selection committee of the festival’s Hubert Bals Fund. She collaborates on the selection at IDFA. He heads the Documentary competition at SarajevoFF and she co-runs Docu RoughCutBoutique. Rada Sesic lectured on cinema at The University of Amsterdam, Dutch Film Academy and Srishti/India. She is program advisor for Dok Leipzig and film programmer Let’s CEE, Vienna. Artistic director of the Eastern Neighbours FF in The Netherlands. Mentor at several documentary workshops in Europe and Asia, she published articles in film magazines worldwide and collaborated on several books. Films: Room Without a View, 1997, Soske, 2001, In Whitest Solitude, 2001, The Way to School, 2007, selected for 60 festivals, screened and archived at MoMA New York, won several awards.
The lecture is scheduled at DOC AT WORK on Wednesday December, 3rd 2014
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