Below is our recent interview with Rebekah Louisa Smith, the Founder at The Film Festival Doctor:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: Yes, I am a Film Festival Strategist. My company The Film Festival Doctor are creators of success and we 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, my business has helped win more than 1,900 awards for my clients and one Oscar nomination. I have supported over 850 creatives across the world, enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and following their filmmaking dreams.
My mission is to help filmmakers get their films seen in festivals around the world so they can gain visibility, get their films sold, win awards and create more opportunities for their careers.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Yes, I’m thrilled to be representing Tim Webber’s directorial debut FLITE and showcasing to the world this new groundbreaking technology that the film uses. So far it’s been selected for 15 festivals, 6 of which are Oscar Qualifying, The film has recently become eligible to submit for consideration for the BIFA’s and BAFTA’s which we are in the process of completing and the next target is to become eligible to submit to the Oscars which is coming together as I type!
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Yes, we can create a film festival strategy for you, so you can get your film seen by audiences around the world. Our services include the following –
- Creating a bespoke, streamlined and focused film festival strategy
- Helping you win prestigious & useful awards
- Placing your film into the right film festivals
- Completing BAFTA, Oscar, BIFA & Independent Spirit award applications
- Supporting you on your journey whilst travelling the festival circuit
- Taking care of all the planning, logistics and organisation required
- Finding a suitable sales agent/distributor for your film
- Creating a desirable P.R. campaign for your film
Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: We are currently representing a feature documentary film featuring Kiefer Sutherland which will be having a big premiere late this year – stay tuned for that exciting announcement next month! I’m also launching a new e-book and an additional consultancy service for filmmakers during December.
Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Customer care. A lot of care and precise attention to detail goes into all of the films which I represent – every client and their project is treated individually and with a holistic focus. None of our clients are considered a number – they’re all unique individuals.