This article was written by Brian Newman.
“I recently attended the IFFS Summit in Las Vegas, where I spoke about new online strategies for film festivals. The IFFS is kinda like a trade org (but less official) for film fests around the world, and the Summit I attended was exclusively US fests (they have another summit in Europe). I’ve also recently joined the advisory board, as the founder asked me to join and help contribute thoughts on the changes needed in the festival world.
I met some great people at the conference, and I was impressed with much of what I heard – festival directors were thinking a lot about the future of the business and how they fit. This wasn’t surprising – most festival people want their fests to be vibrant participants in the future of the field, much as they’ve been key parts of the past.”
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