What is Festival Concierge?

DOC’s Festival Concierge (FC) service was originally conceived to help fill a gap in knowledge and support services for independent producers who were seeking to leverage the international film festival circuit. Canadian filmmakers were underrepresented throughout the festival circuit, therefore limiting their professional development and career sustainability.

The first iteration of the service was launched in 2014 and during this phase, FC provided festival support services to more than 250 productions!

In the fall of 2018, DOC took the time to conduct research; collecting feedback from past Festival Concierge Consultants and our members and analyzing the past successese of the service. We are excited to share our reimagined service!

Refocusing our service around tailored one-on-one consultations, we have been able to provide direct strategic guidance and supporting resources for film festival distribution. In order to provide a more streamlined service, we now have 3 Festival Concierge Consultants, ready to build a festival/distribution strategy customized for your production! We are proud to be the only such service available to independent filmmakers in Canada!

Sean Farnel, Festival Concierge Consultant

THE PRIMARY GOALS OF FESTIVAL CONCIERGE REMAIN THE SAME:

  1. To take the guesswork out of the complex festival maze by providing producers with strategic advice in order to successfully navigate the domestic and international film festival circuit.
  2. By creating space and stimulating discoverability, Festival Concierge will act as a catalyst toward expanding international market opportunities for Canadian documentary filmmakers.

FESTIVAL CONCIERGE CONSULTANTS:

We want to ensure that your finished production is exhibited to its full potential. Our expert consultants will ensure you revisit your core intentions, stay connected to the film’s purpose, and practice detachment and resilience as your film enters the market. Where are energies and resources best applied? What options could be eliminated? What are the possibilities? These are all important questions Festival Concierge will help to answer.

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF PACKAGES:

*to note: We consider submissions that are >60 mins to be feature films and submissions that are <60 minutes to be short films* 

HOW TO BOOK:

Submit your project on our Festival Concierge FilmFreeway account and DOC will facilitate the booking with your Consultant!

Follow the steps below:

SPECIAL THANKS TO: