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Hi! I'm Rebekah Louisa Smith, The Film Festival Doctor and my podcast is designed to help you achieve film festival success and beyond.

Not only to do we cover with our guests the key things to include in your festival strategy, including creating your goals, planning your budgets and which festivals to target, we also go beyond this and talk about the importance of attaching a sales agent to your film, theatrical distribution planning and the all-important personal and self-development skills to name just a few of the topics we cover with our fascinating and celebrated guests.

There will also be spotlight interviews with our clients who share their festival journey with you and how important the festival circuit is for your film.

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Hi! I'm Rebekah Louisa Smith, The Film Festival Doctor and my podcast is designed to help you achieve film festival success and beyond.

Not only to do we cover with our guests the key things to include in your festival strategy, including creating your goals, planning your budgets and which festivals to target, we also go beyond this and talk about the importance of attaching a sales agent to your film, theatrical distribution planning and the all-important personal and self-development skills to name just a few of the topics we cover with our fascinating and celebrated guests.

There will also be spotlight interviews with our clients who share their festival journey with you and how important the festival circuit is for your film.

    Inside The Mind Of A Film Festival Director - The HollyShorts Film Festival

    Inside The Mind Of A Film Festival Director - The HollyShorts Film Festival

    Holly Castro is the Managing Director of HollyShorts, one of the biggest short film festivals in the world. She chats to Rebekah about how this LA based event has grown and become an Academy Award qualifying festival - and how incredibly proud she feels of the festival's alumni.

    • 29 min
    Spotlight On: Q&A with Actress, Writer, Producer and Director Meghan Sunder

    Spotlight On: Q&A with Actress, Writer, Producer and Director Meghan Sunder

    Director Meghan Sunder talks to Rebekah about the making of her short film Olympians and its successful film festival journey.

    • 26 min
    Spotlight on: Q&A with the Creative Team of Ladies Most Deject

    Spotlight on: Q&A with the Creative Team of Ladies Most Deject

    Clients of the Film Festival Doctor, creatives Mark Sayler and Conner Wharton, discuss the making of their short film 'Ladies Most Deject'.

    • 27 min
    Spotlight On: Q&A with Director Lynda Reiss

    Spotlight On: Q&A with Director Lynda Reiss

    Famous for being prop master on 'Stranger Things' and 'True Detective', director Lynda Reiss talks to Rebekah about the making of her short film 'Ready To Go' and its successful film festival journey.

    • 29 min
    The Film Festival Journey - From Script to Screen to Festival - Q&A with Stephen David Brooks

    The Film Festival Journey - From Script to Screen to Festival - Q&A with Stephen David Brooks

    Established US-based director Stephen David Brooks gives Rebekah an honest and insightful interview about his journey from making films to making powerful connections at film festivals. www.stephendavidbrooks.com

    • 25 min
    The Circe Festival - California's first Immersive VR Film Festival - with Sean Marlon Newcombe

    The Circe Festival - California's first Immersive VR Film Festival - with Sean Marlon Newcombe

    Rebekah to talks to Festival Director Sean Marlon Newcombe who introduces us to his groundbreaking VR Film Festival - the first of its kind which will be an immersive experience for all of those who attend.

    • 25 min

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Rebekah brings her knowledge, experience and love of film and the filmmaking fraternity to a podcast for all.

Professionally produced and delivered with warmth and humour. Her guests are great and the information gold dust. One not to be missed so subscribe now.

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