Thrive & Thrive: Build and Sustain a Career as a Filmmaker


IFFR 2021

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From film festivals to funders and decision-makers, all proclaim support for new voices, but how do filmmakers sustain themselves in the long term?

How do filmmakers move from that first successful first or second feature to continue to make an impact in the long term and develop a distinctive and recognisable voice and style, how to find stories and content that connects to audiences, in an Industry often pushing new and emerging artists.

The panel will address the challenges, opportunities and conflicts faced by filmmakers through an in-depth conversation with three outstanding artists.

Moderated by Anna Bogutskaya (film programmer, broadcaster and creative producer) with filmmakers Dea Kulumbegashvili (Beginning),  Julien Faraut (Les Sorcières de l’Orient) and Itonje Søimer Guttormsen (Gritt).