What our filmmakers are saying
No pretentiousness, just everyone gathering and becoming friends, thus forging relationships for a lifetime. I’ve been lucky to attend a lot of festivals in my career, but these festivals are my favorite!
It is truly something special and every filmmaker should experience this on some level. The people behind-the-scenes who made me feel at home made it one of the greatest experiences and trips of my life.
The staff bends over backwards to make everyone feel welcome and I honestly believe that many of the advances I have made in my career have been as a direct result of my participation in these festivals.
It’s a brilliant mix of format and genre for real filmmakers. The team make you feel welcomed and wanted and offer real encouragement on current and future projects.
From the moment I arrived at the festival I could see that the team were doing something special. They set up an amazing week that makes the filmmaker feel very welcome and part of a new family.
Thanks to my win, I assured funding on my unproduced script – an unattainable feat without the buzz created by the festival. Even a nomination creates enough opportunity to propel your projects forward.