What is Festival Concierge?

DOC’s Festival Concierge (FC) service was created to help fill a gap in knowledge and support services for documentary filmmakers who were seeking to leverage the increasingly complex domestic and international film festival circuit and achieve their audience, impact, and distribution goals.

Festival Concierge was developed in 2014 and then relaunched in 2019 as a for-fee-service providing tailored one-on-one consultations and direct strategic guidance and supporting resources for film festival distribution.  We are proud to be the only such service available to independent doc filmmakers in Canada!

In this video, veteran Festival Concierge Consultant Sean Farnel describes the service:

 

GOALS:

  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.

In order to provide a more tailored service, we now have 3 Festival Concierge Consultants with different areas of specialization for you to chose from.  Your consultant looks forward to helping you build a festival/distribution strategy customized for your production!

 

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:

 

FESTIVAL PARTNERS:

                    

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