SAE Extra: Film Festivals: The Importance of Being Earnest (but preparing for anything)

24 Oct 2018
11:00 to 13:00
24 Oct

SAE Oxford is delighted to invite you to a masterclass by Festival Formula.

Founder and CEO, Katie McCullough, and Submissions Coordinator, Ian Bignell, will help you navigate the epic, worldwide festival circuit going through: what film festivals are all about, the different types of festival, as well as how to spend your budget wisely. By using case studies from Festival Formula’s slate, as well as a bespoke case study using one of our previous student's work, Katie and Ian will explain everything from premiere status to exhibition copies (as well as everything in between).

About Katie McCullough

Katie McCullough is the founder of Festival Formula Ltd, a consultancy company focusing on filmmakers covering festival strategy. She is a graduate of Bournemouth Media School and Royal Court Theatre (London), and after a writing career based in theatre she decided to focus on helping filmmakers. With over 14 years experience, she’s hosted workshops and seminars for a broad range of audiences including: Encounters Film Festival, Shooting People, East End Film Festival, Independent Cinema Office, Cork Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, BFI Flare, Glasgow Short Film Festival, LOCO London Comedy Film Festival, Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, FilmFest Dresden, and many training events at the BFI Southbank.

About Ian Bignell

After an extensive career in retail, Ian made the transition to the film industry in 2017 by joining Festival Formula. Ian’s role as Submissions Coordinator sees him handle the festival submissions for all of the current slate as well arrange the deliverables to the circuit worldwide. He is the point of contact for all festivals once a film gets selected.

Ian has also joined Katie on the festival and education circuit by delivering talks and masterclasses on how best to prepare yourself for the festival journey. With his wide knowledge of submission materials and exhibition files, he is an asset to the Festival Formula family.

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