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Inside the minds of film festival experts

  • Frederic Boyer and Miro Purivatra

Tribeca's Frederic Boyer and Sarajevo's Mirsad Purivatra

The Jerusalem Film Festival hosted the inaugural Think Fest conference, for some of the world’s top film festival executives and programmers to talk about the challenges facing them.

British Council's film festivals expert Wendy Mitchell – who runs our selector screening series (read more here) – was on hand to moderate three panels at Think Fest, which you can now watch at the links below.

Film Festivals in The Golden Age of Streaming Platforms, with Frederic Boyer of Tribeca and Les Arcs, Anna Hoffmann of Berlinale’s Forum, and Mirsad Purivatra of Sarajevo

The Distributional Role of Film Festivals in the Changing Arthouse Ecosystem, featuring Bero Beyer of Rotterdam, Mike Goodridge of Protagonist Pictures and Karel Och of Karlovy Vary

Film Festivals In The 21st Century: Trapped Between Red Carpets, High-Brow Programmes and Decreasing Budgets, with panelists Carlo Chatrian of Locarno, Cosima Finkbeiner of Beta Cinema, and Matthijs Wouter Knol of Berlin’s European Film Market

More info on Think Fest here.