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12 March 2018

REVIEW: Navigating the Film Festival Circuit

Tuesday 6 March saw an enthusiastic crowd of WFTV members flock to the Theatres Trust for our latest festival-themed event, Navigating the Film Festival Circuit.

Speaking on the night was Katie McCullough, Founder & CEO of Festival Formula: a company that creates bespoke festival submission strategies for filmmakers and their projects. Katie and her team offer a wide range of consultancy services to help filmmakers maximise their film’s impact and reach within the global festival landscape. Bringing over thirteen years of experience strategising submissions, we knew the audience would be in for a treat in Katie’s capable hands!

“Very informative – well worth the membership fee alone!”


Her expertise and enthusiasm for all things film festivals were palpable on the night during the presentation. Katie’s engaging talk covered everything there is to know about the circuit and getting your film seen, including an in-depth overview of international film festivals, deconstructing the submissions process and managing your festival budget. She used detailed case studies to illustrate her points, and provided exclusive insider insights to debunk myths and highlight the pitfalls that filmmakers commonly face when employing their festival strategies.

“Could have happily listened to Katie for longer!”

Katie followed her presentation with a lively Q&A, giving audience members the chance to ask any further questions they had. If this wasn’t enough, she also offered WFTV members a discounted rate for Festival Formula’s services at the end of the night. What a result!

WFTV members can access the Festival Formula discount by logging in to the Members’ Hub and visiting this page.

Written by Alice Kidd