South West Film Festival Forum

  • Thu 11 Jul, 2019

    South West Film Festival Forum


Where: Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed, Bristol

When: 11 July 2019, 10.30am – 5pm


Film Hub South West is looking forward to hosting the first annual Film Festival Forum to bring together regional and local film festivals to share expertise, exchange ideas and develop a more connected and collaborative film festival network across the South West.


FilmBath Festival

Speakers will include representatives from Cornwall Film Festival, Encounters, FilmBath and Purbeck Film Festival.

Staff and volunteers from film festivals of all shapes and sizes in the South West are invited to join us at this forum event to network with one another, to find out more about what is happening across the region, where there may be specialist expertise to call upon and what potential there may be for collaboration or collective bargaining with distributors, talent or suppliers.

Please note this Forum is for members of Film Hub South West only. Find out more about membership here.

Spaces are limited to a maximum of three representatives from any one organisation.

Register here.


Key note speaker

Melanie Iredale is currently Interim Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, having served as Deputy Director since 2014, and as Development Consultant since 2010.

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading documentary festival and marketplace, and a creative space for discovery, debate, collaboration and inspiration, which takes place each June.

Melanie’s background is as a film curator and festival producer, having worked for various events specialising in Scandinavian and experimental cinema, before moving in to documentaries. As a former commissioner of artist films and performances, Melanie’s commissions have gone on to tour to festivals and galleries internationally.

Sheffield Doc/Fest returns June 2020.

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