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What Really Happens in the Programming Room
Have you ever wondered...What's the deal with film festival programmers? What do they really think about your film? How do they make their decisions? And how can you improve your own film's odds of being picked? Why your film gets picked depends on a complex set of reasons, And it comes down to a single fact: film festivals, and programmers, aren't necessarily what you think!
Jon Gann, founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival, questions his peers about their selection process, reactions to filmmaker behavior, industry concerns, and ultimately, how they create a festival experience that enriches both filmmakers and the audience.
Published in 2012, "Behind the Screens' examines how 16 programmers and organizers curate, collect, watch and select films for their festivals. The frank insights reveal the inner workings of an industry that is often misunderstood.
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