WFTV Online: The Changing Landscape of Film Festivals with Katie McCullough, Festival Formula

19th June 2020 14:00

Friday 19 June | 14:00 – 15:00

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The global film festival circuit is rapidly adapting to the social distancing guidelines around the world and festivals are going virtual. Navigating the new processes that come with the online festivals might seem overwhelming but it’s opening up new opportunities and the ability to choose the reach of your submissions.

With over a decade of experience and knowledge, as well as a strong professional reputation within the industry, Festival Formula fills a gap in education for those who hope to build their eminence within the film industry.

Founder Katie will take you through the changing landscape for the 2020 festival circuit, showing examples of festivals who have gone virtual and how they’ve been able to adapt to continue to run their festivals.


Katie McCullough, Founder of Festival FormulaKatie McCullough, Founder

Katie McCullough is the founder of Festival Formula Ltd, a consultancy company focusing on filmmakers covering festival strategy. Her background is in writing with a BA from Bournemouth Media School in Scriptwriting for Film & TV as well as being a graduate of the Royal Court London’s prolific writing group. With over a decade and counting of experience handling festival strategies she’s hosted workshops and masterclasses for a broad range of audiences including: Encounters Film Festival, Independent Cinema Office, Cork Film Festival, Aesthetica, BFI Flare, Heartland Film Festival, Raindance, Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival and more. She’s also been quoted in The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcast and Screen Daily as a leading industry voice on Festivals.




Event Schedule

13:55:                Please join the Webinar

14:00 – 14:45:  Presentation led by Katie

14:45 – 15:00:   Q&A

15:00:                 Finish

How will the online event work?

This event will be live streamed via Viewing details will be sent via your Eventbrite confirmation.

Participants accessing the live stream will be muted until the Q&A opens. You will not be visible to the other participants.

Please send through your questions for Katie in advance so that she can incorporate these into her case studies. After the talk, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A with live stream participants.


This event is for existing WFTV members only

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