The Australian Film Television and Radio School hosted a wonderful event called Red Carpet Ten Festival Directors in one Room, showcasing speakers from ten festivals, from the many many film festivals, from around Sydney. Festival directors from Sydney Film Festival, Russian Film Festival, French Film Festival, Antenna Documentary Festival, Byron Bay Film Festival, and others spoke and shared information about their experiences to a packed room of audiences. We were extremely honoured to have been invited to present about our festival as part of the program. Although our numbers and budget did not really match those of Sydney Film Festival and French Film Festival, we didn’t feel too far behind (in ten years’ time….).
Overall, it was a great experience, teaching us a lot about how to make the festival even better and bigger in the coming years. And of course, thanks to AFTRS for organising this great event.