Meet the Film Festivals Networking Event at ASFF 2014 in November

A new event to add to your ASFF diaries is Meet the Film Festivals. This exciting networking session offers you the chance to expand your contacts list and find out exactly what festival programmers are looking for. With representatives from leading UK and international festivals including Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Bradford Film Festival, British Urban Festival, Cabriolet Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Encounters, London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, and Short Shorts & Asia Film Festival, this special ticketed event is a must for anyone interested in expanding their future film horizons. It also offers attendees the chance to meet some of the lovely team behind ASFF.

Here’s the low-down on some of our fantastic guests:

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival :
The yearly Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival is an international celebration of the art of film, which takes place in the historic border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK. Founded in 2005, the Festival aims to transform Berwick into one big screen, a living cinema, bringing film premieres, live events and site-specific installations from unique locations around the town.

Cabriolet Film Festival, Lebanon :
Taking place in the heart of Beirut City and founded in 2009, Cabriolet Film Festival (CFF) is the first outdoor festival of its kind in Lebanon. Now an annual event, the festival takes place over the course of three consecutive nights and has gradually evolved into an event that supports causes, champions human rights, advocates justice and freedom of expression.

Sheffield Doc/Fest :
In its 22nd year, Doc/Fest brings the international film community together to celebrate documentary over six days in June. One of the leading documentary festivals in the world, it is a platform for digital and factual content and prides itself on supporting and nurturing new talent presenting year round workshops, screenings, labs and mentoring opportunities.

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia :
SSFF & ASIA is one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals and a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards making it a gateway to the Oscars for young Japanese filmmakers. This annual event introduces short films from all over the world and in the 15 years since its inception the festival has attracted more than 280,000 people.

Raindance Film Festival :
Since 1993 Raindance has screened bold, fresh and innovative films in London. Memento, Another Earth and Blair Witch Project are amongst the outstanding films to premiere at the festival. Raindance’s Postgraduate Film Degree combines the best of the old school tradition with digital technology. In 1998 Raindance also founded the Moët British Independent Film Awards.

ASFF also presents a dynamic series of masterclasses and workshops with leading industry figures, working with such organisations as BAFTA, Channel 4, Association of Camera Operators, Double Negative, Beggars Group and many more. There are also special screenings, guest programmes, more networking opportunities and special events throughout the weekend.

Meet the Film Festivals, 7 November, Middleton’s Hotel.

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1. Image from ASFF 2013. Courtesy of Jim Poyner Photography.