There are loads of new festivals popping up around the world on a daily basis, however The Film Festival Doctor (Yes, she’s a real doctor!) Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, loves to support the ones which stand out to her. Today’s blog introduces you to the Across The Globe Film Festival
There are lots of film festivals around the world who love to celebrate indie filmmakers – some of my favourite festivals include TriBeCa, SXSW, The Lift Off Global Network and the Fusion Film Festival group of festivals to name just a tiny handful.
There is a new film festival which has recently burst onto the scene called the ‘Across the Globe Film Festival.’ This festival’s mission has a different type of edge to it, as they are committed to showcasing the filmmakers of tomorrow and also to fund artists that celebrate creativity, diversity, and independence within the world of cinema.
Preserving the art of independent filmmaking is their top priority. In addition, they also have a strong educational backbone as they are focused upon teaching young filmmakers about the film industry as a business and will shortly be starting a series with different industry people ranging from coordinators to CEO’s.
The festival Director’s John Fessler and Johan Stavsjö are keen for the festival to have a strong social impact as this something which they are most passionate about they told me; ‘Film festivals have always acted as important distribution channels, raising awareness and reaching out to audiences from different regions. Film festivals inspire individuals to understand other cultures and ways of life along the way.’
‘Powerful stories are told and information is spread at these events. We do not take this responsibility lightly. We aim to drive change and the spreading of new ideas with each film we select, to understand many perspectives and varying narratives from all over the world. At Across the Globe, our primary goal is to act as a medium for social impact, not just fill in a quota with diverse films as others might tend to do.’
Now is the time to submit your film and join this powerful and supportive community! They’ve got my seal of approval and I’ve already submitted several films to them.
Now is the time to submit your film and join this powerful and supportive community! They’ve got my seal of approval. My client was lucky enough to win their ‘Best Screenplay’ award for her film THE GESTURE AND THE WORD and we also had our horror short BLACK MOON be officially selected. We are truly grateful for their love and support.
Submissions are open and you can submit via FilmFreeway –