With over 8,000 and counting film festivals worldwide, how will you make sure your film gets into the right festivals? Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith is the founder of The Film Festival Doctor, a company that helps filmmakers create a focused film festival strategy, including planning, organization, logistics, and support. Suppose you are a filmmaker who hasn’t considered the life-changing impact of film festivals. Rebekah is adamant that you’ll discover community and new voices, not to mention the chance to polish your film’s vision.
About Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith
“Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith (aka Rebekah Film Dr) was born in Worcestershire, United Kingdom. From humble beginnings working as a Personal Assistant at lots of corporate companies, she worked her way up to become an award-winning consultant and media personality who now has more than 10 years of film festival strategy consulting experience.
After choosing not to pursue a career in Academia teaching film studies, Rebekah began her film industry career in 2009, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most successful national horror film festival; the Abertoir Horror Festival, and during that time began to develop a great knowledge of the film festival business. Which led her to become inspired to start her own innovative company in an industry she loved.
Rebekah and the hard-working team behind her company The Film Festival Doctor are creators of success and are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure film festival screenings, win awards, and a positive recognition within the film industry. Currently, her company has won more than 900 awards for their clients and one Oscar nomination. Her team has supported nearly 850 creatives across the world, enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams.” – Bio from TheFilmFestivalDoctor.com
- Abertoir – The International Horror Festival of Wales
- Whiplash (2014)
- Damian Chazelle
- The Gesture and The Word (2020)
- The Gesture and The Word Trailer
- The Gesture and The Word on Instagram
- I’m an Electric Lampshade (2021)
- I’m an Electric Lampshade Trailer
- Harlem Dance Club
- Sedona International Film Festival
- Tribeca Festival
- Show Low Film Festival
- Photo by Isaac E. Quezada on Unsplash
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