Boosting Your Film Festival!
Financial Planning, Collaborations and Creativity at Film Festivals
Workshop organised by Creative Europe Desk Italy MEDIA
Curated by Doris Bauer (VIS Vienna Shorts) with contributions by Anne Gaschütz (FILMFEST DRESDEN) and Matt Lloyd (Glasgow Short Film Festival). Introduction held by Silvia Sandrone (Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Torino).
The workshop will provide an insight in successful collaborative projects and creative international network solutions for film events. An important focus will be dedicated to the new Creative Europe’s scheme for film festivals networks
Financial planning is certainly one of the most difficult tasks festival organisers have to tackle. Public resources and funding opportunities seem to shrink year by year and, especially in the short film circuit, the absence of major private sponsors allegedly condemns festival organisers to either reduce the budget or even cancel projects. However this bleak image might not be entirely true and ways to find funding opportunities and make successful bids are available.
The workshop will provide an insight in successful collaborative projects and European role-model co-operations and analyse the pros and contras of creative international network solutions for film events (and how they can be helpful in terms of festival funding). An important focus will be dedicated to Creative Europe MEDIA and the responsibilities of festivals towards their funding partners, their network partners and their own teams.
Doris Bauer is co-director at VIS Vienna Shorts, the international short film festival in Vienna. 2012 she co-founded the Austrian Film Festival Forum, an association of the most important film festivals in Austria, of which she was the spokeswoman until 2018. She studied Political Science at the University of Vienna. From 2006 to 2014 she worked as the managing director of the video library Filmgalerie 8½. Between 2008 and 2014, she was the director of the summer short film festival espressofilm.
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