After choosing not to pursue a career in Academia, Doctor Rebekah Louisa Smith began her film industry career in 2008, working as one of the producers of Wales’ most successful national horror film festival, the Abertoir Horror Festival, which is part of the prestigious European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.
It was during this time when her company The Film Festival Doctor, was created.
Rebekah & her hard working team are creators of success and are committed to nurturing filmmakers in order to help them secure visibility, awards, opportunities and recognition within the film industry.
Currently her company have won over 450 awards for their clients and her team have supported over 585 creatives across the world enlightening and inspiring their journey towards achieving their goals and supporting them to keep following their dreams.
Previous success stories include multi-award winning film festival & awards campaigns for Martin Kemp’s STALKER, THE BOY WITH A CAMERA FOR A FACE, ARRIVEDERCI ROSA, COMMUNE, SOLDIER BEE, THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE, PLACEBO: ALT. RUSSIA, KANARIE, the BAFTA Short Listed Documentary NOMA: FORGIVING APARTHEID, the SAFTA winning BEYOND THE RIVER & the Oscar Long Listed & multi SAFTA winning KALUSHI: THE STORY OF SOLOMON MAHLANGU.
The Film Festival Doctor are currently working on the feature length documentary GEORGE MICHAEL FREEDOM: DIRECTOR’S CUT which has screened at over 25 international film festivals including the Edinburgh, Krakow & Raindance International Film Festivals.