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Video: First features advice from our expert Cannes panel

  • John Cooper

Sundance's John Cooper talks about what wins him over in a debut feature


Wondering how to get the most international impact for your debut feature? Look no further than our recent panel during Cannes 2017 where we quizzed a range of global experts.

As part of a lively series of panels and presentations at the UK Film Centre in Cannes last month, we were delighted to host a panel 'Feels Like The First Time: How to get your first feature on the international festival circuit' where some of the world’s top experts, gave some frank advice.

  • John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival
  • Giona Nazzaro, selector for Venice Critics' Week
  • Pietro Greppi, producer of British feature Departure
  • Katja Adomeit, producer of Wolf and Sheep and co-producer of  Palme D'or-winning film The Square

You can watch the full discussion right here here.

You can watch other panels and talks from the UK Film Centre in Cannes this year, including our own conversation with Vanessa Redgrave about her debut feature documentary, Sea Sorrow, exploring the child migrant crisis, here