Industry In Focus: American Film Festival Programming

Frederoc Boyer, Lane Kneedler, John Nein, Ruse Kuo, Scott Macaulay (Photo by Alaina L. Lewis)

(Cannes, France) So you’ve made the film. What next? Many often wonder how festivals choose their programming selection or what film festivals are best to submit their projects too. John Nein (Sundance Film Festival), Rose Kuo (Lincoln Center), Frederick Boyer (Tribeca Film Festival) and Lane Kneedler (AFI) offered insight to American Pavilion guests on the art of selection and understanding the festival market and how it can help and sometimes even harm the life of your film.

Scott Macaulay (Filmmaker Magazine) moderated.