Whatever stage of filmmaking you’re at, be it a small seed of an idea that you want to take to cinematic new heights, or you’re looking to distribute something that you’ve just finished, collaboration is the key to moving forward. Meeting the right people to further your career is essential, and ASFF presents the perfect environment within which to do this, with a series of informal, friendly networking events where you will receive the opportunity to meet and learn from leading industry names looking to lend their knowledge to you.
With sessions taking place daily at the York Theatre Royal throughout the festival, you can comfortably approach peers and professionals alike to talk about your projects, your aspirations and ask for practical advice. Seasoned industry heads and filmmakers such as MODYST founder Aman Sharma, Cinema For All Chief Executive Deborah Parker and editor Jaime Estrada-Torres will be acting as Networking Hosts to help drive the conversation and bring people together. The sessions begin from Wednesday 7 November, with two networking events on Friday and Saturday, each with a different and diverse selection of industry members poised to meet you and you fellow festival-goers.
Representatives from all areas of filmmaking will be there, from distributors like Curzon Cinemas and Altitude Films, commissioners from Film4 and BFI NETWORK, and craft organisations such as Candle & Bell and Signal Film and Media, so you’re bound to strike up a conversation that will help shape not only your current project but your future steps to making your next one, and ensure that your work is seen. ASFF ensures that representatives from regional and international organisations are present to highlight opportunities on both a local and global scale depending on what stage of your career you’re in. You will also be joined by filmmakers who have work in the competition, so allow yourself to be inspired by like-minded individuals and even strike up a new working relationship.
For more information about Networking Sessions at ASFF, click here.
1. Courtesy of Jim Poyner.