25 episodes

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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    • Film Interviews
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

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.

    Planning & Adjusting Your Film Festival Strategy Around COVID-19 - Further Updates

    Planning & Adjusting Your Film Festival Strategy Around COVID-19 - Further Updates

    In this special episode, Rebekah offers further updates regarding how to adjust your film festival strategy around the impact of COVID-19.

    • 20 min
    Spotlight On - Q&A with Actress & Writer Vivien Reid

    Spotlight On - Q&A with Actress & Writer Vivien Reid

    Writer and Actress Vivien Reid discusses her extraordinary filmmaking journey and the making of her award winning short film ‘The Box’.

    • 24 min
    Helping Students Achieve Successful Festival Exposure: Q&A with USC School of Cinematic Arts

    Helping Students Achieve Successful Festival Exposure: Q&A with USC School of Cinematic Arts

    Clementine Ledger, USC School of Cinematic Arts Festival Coordinator, talks to Rebekah about helping their students create successful festival strategies.

    • 23 min
    The World of Webseries - Welcome to the World of 'Rebecca Gold'

    The World of Webseries - Welcome to the World of 'Rebecca Gold'

    Director Ian David Diaz talks to Rebekah about his multi-award-winning web series Rebecca Gold and how it came together.

    • 26 min
    Inside the Mind of a Film Festival Director: Q&A with The North Hollywood Cinefest

    Inside the Mind of a Film Festival Director: Q&A with The North Hollywood Cinefest

    The man behind one of LA's top reviewed Film Festivals - The North Hollywood Cinefest - Gustavo Sampaio talks to Rebekah about the festival's origins.

    • 24 min
    Spotlight On: Q&A with Actor and Director Johnny Rey Diaz

    Spotlight On: Q&A with Actor and Director Johnny Rey Diaz

    Rebekah talks to established L.A. based actor and director Johnny Rey Diaz about juggling acting and directing and how film festivals helped him on his journey.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Lunatopia ,

Important podcast for any filmmaker

Dr. Smith is an absolute authority on all things Film Festival. I would highly recommend that any filmmaker looking to enter the circuit with a feature or short or documentary, follow this podcast closely. The podcast provides invaluable information on how film fests work, choose their films for programing, and how best to set your project up for success after you’ve been selected. A must for any and all producers and directors.

Laurapowers44 ,

Great insiders view and tips for indie filmmakers!

Love Rebekah and her podcast. A must listen for those wanting to successfully launch their indie film career and beyond. Many great guests and wonderful info. Highly recommend!

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